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2011-06-30 18:21:45

Ground-level ozone is an air pollutant that harms humans and plants. Both climate and weather play a major role in ozone damage to plants. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now shown that climate change has the potential to significantly increase the risk of ozone damage to plants in northern and central Europe by the end of this century. "The increased risk of ozone damage to vegetation is mainly due to rising ozone concentrations and higher temperatures in the...

2011-06-30 14:53:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Friday, July 1, in the Pittsburgh forecasting 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...

2011-06-08 14:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Thursday, June 9, in three of Pennsylvania's forecasting 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 and should limit outdoor activities. The air...

2011-06-08 13:52:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that tomorrow, June 9 will be 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...

2011-06-07 15:50:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that tomorrow, June 8 will be 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...

2011-06-07 15:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PA Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Wednesday, June 8, in Pennsylvania's five forecasting 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 and should limit outdoor activities. The air...

2011-06-07 10:36:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that Tuesday, June 7 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...

2011-06-06 15:57:00

Residents, Businesses Encouraged to Reduce Air Pollution HARRISBURG, Pa., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Tuesday, June 7, in the Pittsburgh region. The air quality forecast predicts Tuesday will be code ORANGE for ozone in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's...

2011-04-27 07:31:00

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota's annual report card on air quality is in, and the grades are not good, says the American Lung Association in Minnesota. The American Lung Association State of the Air Report gives "A," "B," "C," "D" and "F" grades for air quality in the 18 Minnesota counties with enough data to be scored. The report is based on data collected and confirmed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the years 2007-2009. In...

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2011-04-19 10:00:00

The harmful effects of ozone that exist at low levels in the earth's atmosphere can be reduced when charging is done at night for electric vehicles, a new study has found. In the stratosphere, ozone becomes a protective layer of film that filters out ultraviolet rays that can cause skin cancer and DNA mutations in plants, reports AFP. However, ozone that is formed from the reaction between hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxide with sunlight can irritate the airways of people with cardiac or...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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