Navigation Links
Fires in China Oct. 18, 2013
Date:10/19/2013

Shuangyashan is a coal mining prefecture-level city located in the eastern part Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China, bordering Russia's Khabarovsk and Primorsky krais to the east. Since China is known to have underground coal fires it is not unreasonable to posture that the fires seen on this satellite image might be from coal seam fires. The number of coal fires burning under the Earth's surface at any given time is not known, but it is reasonable to assume that anywhere that coal is present, fire may be as well. These fires can arise spontaneously, or be ignited by lightning strikes, forest fires, or human activity. The problem with coal seam fires is that once fire takes hold, it can burn for tens or even hundreds of years because of the seemingly unending amount of fuel at disposal to continue the fire's growth. Not only does this waste the underground coal, but the smoke arising from these fires causes serious air pollution. Sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide, mercury, arsenic, fluorine and selenium can all be released from coal seam fires. The compounds contribute to air pollution, acid rain and global warming, and cause respiratory and other illnesses, as well as neurological and developmental problems in animals (including humans).


'/>"/>

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Agricultural fires in India October 18, 2013
2. Study helps managers identify regions with multiple threat potential, including wildfires
3. Fires in Southeast Asia
4. Bats not bothered by forest fires, study finds
5. As Amazon urbanizes, rural fires burn unchecked
6. Wildfires light up western Australia
7. Fire and ice: Wildfires darkening Greenland snowpack, increasing melting
8. Tracking invasive cheatgrass role in larger, more frequent Western fires
9. Unusual weather events identified during the Black Saturday bushfires
10. WSU researcher sees how forests thrive after fires and volcanoes
11. NASA satellites see wildfires across Colorado
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Fires in China Oct. 18, 2013
(Date:3/2/2017)... LONDON , March 2, 2017 Who ... infringement lawsuits? Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4313699/ ... ON THE FINGERPRINT SENSOR FIELD? Fingerprint sensors using ... smartphones. The fingerprint sensor vendor Idex forecasts an increase ... in mobile devices and of the fingerprint sensor market ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... ANGELES , Feb. 28, 2017   Acuant ... verification software globally, announces significant enhancements to new and ... May 2016. New products include mobile and desktop Acuant ... DocX TM - a real time manual review ... core idScan® technology provides the fastest and most accurate ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... Feb. 27, 2017   Strategic Cyber Ventures , ... has led a $3.5 million investment in  Polarity , ... Cyber Ventures is DC based and is led by ... Thomas . Ron Gula , also a longtime ... participated in this series A round of funding. This ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... Lajollacooks4u is proud to announce it has ... has hosted corporate cooking challenges for companies around the world, such as Illumina, HP and ... of the reason for its increasing popularity is due to its new team building format, ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017  Northwest Biotherapeutics ... DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, ... $7.5 million financing it announced last Friday, March ... to several institutional investors securities totaling 28,843,692 shares, ... share, and 10,000,000 shares of Class C Warrants ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017  GlobeImmune, Inc. today ... for the sale of 12,835,490 shares of its common ...  ecosystem of companies. In connection with the sale of its ... in cash and issue to GlobeImmune 200,000 shares, an ... "We are pleased to enter into ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Branford, CT (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 ... ... Counsel, LLC, was recently selected by the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) as a ... honored at CTC’s thirteenth annual Women of Innovation Awards Dinner. , The dinner ...
Breaking Biology Technology: