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2011-11-18 03:47:10

Researchers the world over are seeking reliable ways to predict earthquakes, focusing on identifying seismic precursors that, if detected early enough, could serve as early warnings. New research, published this week in the journal Applied Physics Letters, suggests that ozone gas emitted from fracturing rocks could serve as an indicator of impending earthquakes. Ozone is a natural gas, a byproduct of electrical discharges into the air from several sources, such as from lightning, or,...

New Data Shows Antarctic Ozone Hole Still Remains
2011-10-20 13:06:41

[ Watch the Video ] The Antarctic ozone hole, which yawns wide every Southern Hemisphere spring, reached its annual peak on Sept. 12. It stretched to 10.05 million square miles, the ninth largest ozone hole on record. Above the South Pole, the ozone hole reached its deepest point of the season on Oct. 9, tying this year for the 10th lowest in this 26-year record. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) use balloon-borne instruments, ground-based instruments...

2011-10-20 10:13:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Antarctic ozone hole, which yawns wide every Southern Hemisphere spring, reached its annual peak on Sept. 12. It stretched to 10.05 million square miles, the ninth largest ozone hole on record. Above the South Pole, the ozone hole reached its deepest point of the season on Oct. 9, tying this year for the 10th( )lowest in this 26-year record. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA and the National Oceanic...

2011-09-27 14:27:51

Scientists are warning that death rates linked to climate change will increase in several European countries over the next 60 years. A new study, which will be presented today (27 September 2011) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam, predicts that Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal will see the biggest climate-induced increase in ozone-related deaths over the next 60 yrs. The research is part of the Climate-TRAP project and its health impact assessment...

2011-09-02 14:57:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Saturday, Sept. 3, in the Pittsburgh and Liberty-Clairton areas. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. The air quality...

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2011-08-22 20:27:59

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists working with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that future levels of ground-level ozone could reduce soybean yields by an average 23 percent. Randy Nelson, geneticist and research leader with the USDA Agricultural Research Service Soybean/Maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit in Urbana, Ill., and Lisa Ainsworth, a molecular biologist with the ARS Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit in Urbana,...

2011-08-01 10:42:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that Monday, August 1 is an Air Quality Action Day, a day when air quality will be unhealthy, especially for sensitive individuals, such as children, seniors and people with asthma and other respiratory ailments, due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution. The alert is issued for parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long Island...

2011-07-28 15:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnership have forecast an air quality action day for Friday, July 29, in the Susquehanna Valley region. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. The air quality forecast...

2011-07-22 15:21:00

ALBANY, N.Y., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that Saturday, July 23 is an Air Quality Action Day, a day when air quality will be unhealthy, especially for sensitive individuals, such as children, seniors and people with asthma and other respiratory ailments, due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution. The alert is issued for parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long...

2011-07-21 14:19:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Friday, July 22, in the Pittsburgh, Liberty-Clairton, Philadelphia, Susquehanna Valley and Lehigh Valley regions. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution...