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Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management

...gies to reduce mortality as well as greenhouse gas emissions from household fuel sources. They gathered a large...ntries such as Brazil and Thailand, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by 45 percent in a gradual transition scenario, and by 66 percent in a rapid transiti...

Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa

...gies to reduce mortality as well as greenhouse gas emissions from household fuel sources. They gathered a large... used today in Brazil and Thailand, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by 45-66 percent. The researchers conclude that helping African nations make the tra...

Envisat enables first global check of regional methane emissions

...nce Express, the results show larger than expected emissions across tropical land regions. The report concerns ...lains in India as well as parts of China caused by emissions from rice paddies and domestic ruminants such as cattle. "However in large parts of the tropics the...

Mothers' exposure to air pollutants linked to chromosome damage in babies

...he air pollutants considered in this study include emissions from cars, trucks, bus engines, residential heating, power generation and tobacco smoking. These pollutants can cross the placenta and reach the fetus. The study was funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the Natio...

Radon in the home responsible for 9% of lung cancer deaths across Europe

...per on BMJ.com today (21 December 2004). Radon gas emissions contain radioactive particles which disperse naturally outdoors, but can build up in indoor environments. Most of the radon we breathe is exhaled immediately, but some of the particles can attach themselves to the lungs, exposing them to damaging le...

Discovery of key protein's shape could lead to improved bacterial pneumonia vaccine

...d circular dishroism (CD). NMR combines radio wave emissions and a powerful magnetic field to determine the structure of proteins suspended in solutions, while CD measures differences in the absorption of different types of polarized light by molecules to determine their shape. It also can show how that shape ...

ESA presents space solutions at post-Kyoto climate summit

...ing targets for industrialised countries to reduce emissions of heat-trapping 'greenhouse' gases including carb...refore having committed themselves to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases - have been discussing and negotiating the details of what information should be...

Impact of 2002 Canadian forest fires felt 700 miles away in Baltimore, Maryland

... light detection and ranging measurements to track emissions from the Canadian forest fires to levels of particulate matter in Baltimore. During the peak of the episodes, ambient PM 2.5 levels increased eight-fold from 25 ug/m3 to 199 ug/m3 on July 7, 2002. The EPA's National Ambient Air Quality Standard was e...

Chernobyl disaster caused cancer cases in Sweden

...ernobyl on April 26, 1986, some of the radioactive emissions were carried by the wind to Sweden. Heavy rain caused a relatively large amount, about 5 percent of the Cesium-137 released in the disaster, fell on Sweden, above all along the coastal area of Northern Sweden and northern central Sweden. The fallout ...

Hong Kong think tank calls for pollution standards

...hese particles are the burning of coal for energy, emissions from gasoline and diesel vehicles and the burning ... for instance, would only cost 30 cents more after emissions standards were put in place. Lead was one chemical particle that researchers found in extremely hig...

Duma ratifies Kyoto protocol

...otocol calls on industrialised countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, thought to be the cause of gl...by 2012. Russia's target is equivalent to its 1990 emissions levels. Due to the collapse of Soviet-era heavy industry following the breakup of the Soviet Union, ...

Experts debate benefits, dangers of chlorine in C&EN point-counterpoint

...d. But the environmental record shows that dioxins emissions and body burdens have declined over 90 percent since 1970 while PVC manufacture has tripled - and most of that manufacture goes to building and construction." Despite the long-standing and passionate controversy over chlorine, Collins and Howlett ma...

Global air pollution map produced by Envisat's SCIAMACHY

...kilometres high. Nitrogen dioxide is produced by emissions from power plants, heavy industry and road transport, along with biomass burning. Lightning in the air also creates nitrogen oxides naturally, as does microbial activity in the soil. Localised in-situ measurements of atmospheric nitrogen dioxide are ...

Envisat Symposium report day 3: Satellites supporting Kyoto - our future is in our forests

... Protocol, which seeks to stabilise greenhouse gas emissions at 1990 levels. Participating nations are given the option of planting new forests, forming 'carbon sinks' that can be set against their overall carbon emissions. Peter Curran from the University of Southampton explained how he has used another Envi...

U.S. push for diesel poses risk to public health, scientists say

...Inventory into their model. The inventory contains emissions from hundreds of thousands of sources including 1,...nited States, controlling vehicular nitrogen oxide emissions would be more effective than controlling hydrocarbon emissions. This is particularly true in the Sou...

Small and deadly

...s made detailed measurements showing that gasoline emissions constituted about 90 percent of all vehicular emissions along the 405 and 110 freeways. But along Interstate 710, 80 percent of the particle pollution came ...

Air pollution, even at 'safe' levels, is bad for the heart

...n activities. He added that changes in automobile emissions technology beginning in the late 1990s have helped to improve air quality in Athens. "Our findings about CO are important because levels of CO are a very good indicator of primary pollution. In Athens, as well as in many other cities, the basic pol...

Near-real time ozone forecasting made possible by Envisat

...MIPAS). It works day and night to measure infrared emissions from the Earth's 'limb' the narrow band of atmosphere between the planetary surface and empty space. Emissions along certain wavelengths work like signatures, indicating the presence of specific atmospheric chemicals. MIPAS has the capability to me...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for October 2003 (first issue)

...ey point out that organic carbon is largely due to emissions from gasoline and diesel vehicle exhaust in Southern California. The study appears in the first issue for October 2003 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. AIRWAY INFLAMMATION...

UCR scientists to study effects of ethanol in automobile exhaust and emissions

...better understand the impact of fuel properties on emissions for gasoline blends containing ethanol. The resea...tent and gasoline volatility parameters on exhaust emissions from the newest vehicles that meet current and upcoming emissions standards. "This research is imp...

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