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Clear Skies Have Become Less So Over Time, Data Show

U.S. researchers find aerosol levels have diminished visibility THURSDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- More than three decades of data showing how clear, or unclear, the sky over land has been should reveal how changes in air pollution have affected climate change, according to a Unive...

Ukrainian Town Under A Canopy Of Toxic Skies

Health authorities of Ukraine are not taking any chances. Following an atmosphere poisoning of ignited yellow phosphorous, they have examined around 16, 000 people for possible symptoms of toxic poisoning. The incident near the Polish border (outside Lviv) was caused by a train derailm...

Gloomy Days Dim Cognitive Powers of the Depressed

... Study found thinking skills suffered when skies were overcast TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new study shows that gloomy days are linked with memory and other cognitive problems ...

New York State Department of Transportation and American Lung Association in New York Announce 'Commit to Cleaner Air' Week

...ality. Nassau County, as a Clean Air Champion, will shine a blue light over its courthouse each night, to represent the hope for clean, clear skies in the region. A concluding event will be held Friday in Long Island, where Nassau County will be honored as a Clean Air Champion and Executi...

Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Marathon is Ready and Set to Go Sunday

... California wildfires. The forecast for Sunday, March 22nd, calls for mid-50 degrees at the start of the race and a high of around 60. Overcast skies and scattered showers should provide good conditions for running, as more than 8,000 runners, walkers and cyclists converge on Sunday morning to compe...

Hard Economic Times Affect Patients, Dentists - and the Tooth Fairy

... Only 11 percent of dentists surveyed floss more than twice a day and 22 percent floss less than daily. Forecast for ABC-7's Tracy Butler: sunny skies and bright smiles. Of local Chicago TV weather personalities, ABC-7's Tracy Butler won "best smile" with nearly 35 percent of votes from surveyed den...

Color Can Affect How People Think and Act

... we constantly see red paired with ambulance, blood, emergency, it gets our vigilant attention because we want to avoid these things," she said. "Blue skies and oceans are open and peaceful things. Therefore, they encourage a more innovative search of strategy." But Zhu cautioned that their study looked...

Natural Solutions for the Most Depressing Day of the Year

...e as 10 to 15 minutes at a time can improve mood in the short term.(4) Another study found that one hour of aerobic exercise outside (even with cloudy skies overhead) had the same benefits as 2.5 hours of light treatment indoors. At lunch, take an extra lap around the office Ins...

Sun Safety Champions Team Up With LPGA Tour Pro Paula Creamer

...kin cancer. -- Golf fans received 13,000 free samples of broad-spectrum sunscreen with reminders to protect the skin even under the area's cloudy skies and cooler weather. -- Hayward Mayor Michael Sweeney issued a proclamation to WDS in recognition of the importance of sun safety and skin can...

Dermatologists Score Healthy First for Fans at Final Tennis Tournament Before U.S. Open

... These principles of sun safety are not limited to sunny days, adds Dr. Aasi, who states that the sun's harmful rays shine through even under cloudier skies -- "so stay covered, wear your sunscreen, hat and protective sunglasses!" The WDS national campaign is co-chaired by WDS members Adrienne Stewart, M...
skies in Biological News

New aerosol observing technique turns gray skies to blue

Tiny, ubiquitous particles in the atmosphere may play a profound role in regulating global climate. But the scientists who study these particles -- called aerosols -- have long struggled to accurately measure their composition, size, and global distribution. A new detection technique and a new sat...

International team of students and scientists on month-long field course in Siberian Arctic

...ime and effort. Experiences like this one will help us to make people understand how important it is for everyone to breathe clean air and to see blue skies and green trees." Sudeep Chandra, a faculty member at the University of Nevada Reno, adds, "The Polaris project is an exciting and innovative appr...

UCSD researchers make first direct observations of biological particles in high-altitude ice clouds

...ent of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSD, sampled water droplet and ice crystal residues at high speeds from an aircraft flying through clouds in the skies over Wyoming in fall 2007. Analysis of the ice crystals revealed that they were made up almost entirely of either dust or biological particles such as...

New satellite data reveal impact of Olympic pollution controls

... Chinese government regulators had clearer skies and easier breathing in mind in the summer of 2008 when they temporarily shuttered some factories and banished many cars in a pre-Olympic sprint to cl...

Could vitamin D save us from radiation?

...ous biochemical mechanisms by which vitamin D protects users_ from the low levels of natural radiation released by the rocks on which we stand and the skies above us. He points out that calcitriol is involved in cell cycle regulation and control of proliferation, cellular differentiation and communication ...

Geologist who linked cosmic strike to dinosaurs' extinction takes top prize

...luding all the dinosaurs, were extinguished when a giant comet or meteorite struck, sending out fireballs and tsunamis, then cooling and darkening the skies with a years-long pall of debris. Among the survivors who later thrived: mammals. For a decade, Alvarez met with skepticism and even scorn, giv...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 24, 2008

...l Science & Technology Existing regulations may not effectively target a large source of fine, organic particle pollutants that contribute to hazy skies and poor air quality over Los Angeles, according to a study scheduled for the October 15 issue of ACS' Environmental Science and Technology, a semi-...

CU-Boulder study suggests air quality regulations miss key pollutants

...at Boulder reveals that air quality regulations may not effectively target a large source of fine, organic particle pollutants that contribute to hazy skies and poor air quality over the Los Angeles region. According to the study, a much smaller percentage of organic haze than was previously thought is ...

'Chemical equator' discovery will aid pollution mapping

...sphere. Researchers from the University's Department of Chemistry found evidence for an atmospheric chemical equator around 50 km wide in cloudless skies in the Western Pacific. Their findings show for the first time that the chemical and meteorological boundaries between the two air masses are not nece...

Fuel emissions from marine vessels remain a global concern

... The forecast for clear skies and smooth sailing for oceanic vessels has been impeded by worldwide concerns of their significant contributions to air pollution and greenhouse gas e...
skies in Biological Technology

Northwestern chemist investigates lost reds in Homer painting

...etry and visual examination through a microscope, that the painting's white skies were originally painted in unstable red and orange dyes that have almost co...analysis. In the end, Art Institute conservators won't repaint the original skies but, in conjunction with the Homer exhibition, they created a digital image...

Delivery of needles in the Capitol missed the point about stem-cell research

... Madison, Wis. - During in the Battle of Britain in 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill praised the outnumbered pilots who defended the skies against Nazi air power by saying, "Never in the field in human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." If Churchill was around to describe...

Biotech executive books a career flight that's closer to home

...adison graduate with a bachelor of science degree in bacteriology, he will be based in Baird Venture Partners' Madison office, replacing the friendly skies with the Beltline. It was a very good time to make the move, Fergus said. Commuting takes its toll, and I did it for nine years. Life science ...
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