- Background OzoneLow level ozone (Tropospheric Ozone) is deadly to plants and animals. The huge increase in human respiratory problems and asthma is largely attributed to ozone. NASA has released a new study on ozone pollution: Levels of “background ozone” — ozone pollution present in a region but not originating from local, human-produced sources — are high enough in […]
- Nestle and the California Droughtby Daniel Brouse There is a lot of misleading information trending in social-media about Nestle and the California drought. The facts of the matter are: Most of the water in California is used for agriculture. Nearly 50 billion cubic metres (13 trillion gallons) of water is used in California each year. Nestle bottled water plants […]
- California Wildfires Burn Over 700 HomesThe extreme weather conditions have fueled wildfires in Northern California. “I’m in shock. I want to cry. I’m looking at my neighbors’ places, and they’re all gone, and I’m still here,” Middletown homeowner Jim Maurer said. “We’re just shaking our heads.” The AP reports: The fire and another in the Gold Rush country of the […]
- Background Ozone
- Sens. Dick Durbin and Ed Markey Announce Support for the Lautenberg ActBy Richard DenisonEDF Action Statement on Key New Support for Senate’s Chemical Safety Legislation Sens. Dick Durbin and Ed Markey Announced Support for the Lautenberg Act Washington, D.C. (October 2, 2015) – Today Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Ed Markey (D-MA) announced their support for the Lautenberg Act, Senator Udall’s comprehensive legislation to fix America’s […]
- Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 2, 2015Our Views: Coastal funding shouldn’t suffer because of failure to properly budget highway projects The Advocate, October 1, 2015 "The Jindal proposal will create a terrible precedent, that money from the Coastal Trust Fund can be used for politically popular projects. Access to Port Fourchon is vital to the oil and gas industry, and that […]
- Who Supports Oil and Gas Methane Regulations? Pretty Much EveryoneBy Felice StadlerOver the last two weeks, EPA has held a series of hearings across the country to collect public testimony in response to its new proposal to curb oil and gas companies’ emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane. The hearings provided a chance for stakeholders in areas where the oil and gas industry […]
- Sens. Dick Durbin and Ed Markey Announce Support for the Lautenberg Act
- August 2015 National OverviewThe August contiguous U.S. average temperature was 73.0 degrees F, 0.9 degrees F above the 20th century average.The precipitation total was 2.36 inches, 0.26 inches below average.
- August 2015 Global AnalysisThe combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for August was 0.88 degrees C (1.58 degrees F) above the 20th century average of 15.5 degrees C (59.9 degrees F).
- August 2015 Regional AnalysisAugust temperature anomalies relative to their 1910-2000 mean: North America, +0.66 deg C; South America, +1.93 deg C; Europe, +2.25 deg C; Africa, +1.38 deg C; Asia, +0.84 deg C; Oceania, +0.68 deg C.
- August 2015 National Overview
- Background ozone a major issue in U.S. WestLevels of "background ozone" — ozone pollution present in a region but not originating from local, human-produced sources — are high enough in Northern California and Nevada that they leave little room for local ozone production under proposed stricter U.S. ground-level ozone standards, finds a new NASA-led study. The researchers, led by Min Huang of George Mason […]
- Background ozone a major issue in U.S. West
- Hurricane JoaquinForecasters expected the third hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season to follow a trajectory away from the U.S. East Coast, but large amounts of precipitation could not be ruled out.
- Hurricane Joaquin
Tag Archives: chemical
By admin | Published: May 17, 2011
Cigarette smoking, forest fires and woodburning can release a chemical that may be at least partly responsible for human health problems related to smoke exposure, according to a new study by NOAA researchers and their colleagues. Using a custom mass spectrometer designed by the researchers, the NOAA-led team was able get the first look at […]