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Sulphuric acid formation affects climate, health


August 9th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) The formation in the air of sulphuric acid, which smells like rotten eggs, is significantly impacting our climate and health, says a study.The study led by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Oceans absorbing half of greenhouse emission


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide (CO2) released by human activities, but US researchers fear this may not ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Thawing arctic soil may release greenhouse gases


November 7th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The frozen soil between the North Pole and the Arctic Ocean locks up 1,672 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases which may be released as the temperature ... Read more...

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A study of soil as a source of pollutants


November 28th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A new study from University of Southern Maine aims to understand the role of soil as a source of pollutants.Nearly one-fifth of the earth's surface is comprised of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How climate change and pollution affect ocean chemistry


June 20th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have evaluated the total impact of climate change, carbon dioxide, pollution and other human-related phenomena on the world's oceans.The study, led by a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New pressure-cooking technique converts algae into cheap biofuel


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Millennia-long crude-oil-making processes may soon be replaced by heating microalgae in a pressure cooker, fast-forwarding the procedure to mere minutes, according to a American new study.University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pressure-cooking algae into a better biofuel


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Heating and squishing microalgae in a pressure-cooker can fast-forward the crude-oil-making process from millennia to minutes, a study has revealed. University of Michigan (U-M) researchers are working to understand ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Spending even two hours in traffic can cause heart problems


January 23rd, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 23 (ANI): Spending even two hours in traffic can prove dangerous, as inhalation of ultrafine particulate found in fossil-fuel combustion can change heart rhythm, risking the chances of serious cardiac ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CO2 emissions caused by humans rise 2 percent despite global financial crisis


November 19th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 19 (ANI): A new research has determined that despite the economic effects of the global financial crisis (GFC), carbon dioxide emissions from human activities rose 2 per cent in 2008 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prenatal air pollution exposure reduces kids’ IQs in later life


July 21st, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Prenatal exposure to high levels of a common airborne pollutant compound can adversely affect a child's intelligence quotient or IQ, claims a new study.According to the research, by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans are disrupting the nitrogen cycle, say scientists


June 5th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that humans are disrupting the nitrogen cycle by altering the amount of nitrogen that is stored in the biosphere.The chief culprit ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mudslides following Chinese quake may cause CO2 release in upcoming decades


March 3rd, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that mudslides that followed the earthquake that struck China on May 12 last year, may cause a carbon-dioxide (CO2) release in upcoming ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China did have clearer skies during Olympics: Satellite imagery


December 17th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) China did have clearer skies and easier breathing when it shut down factories and banished many cars in a pre-Olympic sprint to clean up Beijing's air. Taking advantage ... Read more...

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Olympic pollution control by China a huge success, reveals satellite data


December 17th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): New satellite data has revealed the impact of the pollution control strategy that China took during the Olympics, which resulted in the levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) ... Read more...

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India blamed for eight percent of carbon emissions growth


August 23rd, 2008 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Carbon emissions into the atmosphere from fossil fuel combustion worldwide in 2007 was 22 percent higher than in 2000, says the Worldwatch Institute. India accounted for eight ... Read more...

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