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California Wildfires, Particulate Matter, Pollution

Particulate Matter from California Wildfires Is More Toxic than in Ambient Air

A study of coarse and fine particulate matter (PM) generated by the California wildfires of 2008 suggests a toxicity level greater than that of an equivalent dose of PM in ambient air, as reported in the January 2009 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. The study adds to growing literature supporting source and component specific differences in toxicity of pollutant particles of a given size, and challenges regulators to consider toxicity as well as mass or size when regulating particle pollution.

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Oceans, fish, Fisheries, Sustainability, Conservation, Marine Biodiversity, Ecosystem Function, Population Connectivity

New Network Aimed at Sustainable Management of Canada's Ocean Resources

Dalhousie University is celebrating the recent launch of the NSERC Canadian Healthy Oceans Network (CHONe). CHONe will bring together Canada's marine science capacities and provide a baseline of information against which future changes in the oceans can be monitored and understood.

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Ozone, Monitoring, Environmental, Quality

Researchers Monitor Ozone Levels in People in Wyoming's Upper Green Basin

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University of Wyoming researchers are seeking volunteers to assist with an air quality monitoring study that will record ozone levels around Pinedale and at various sites in the Upper Green River Basin.

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Coral Reefs Protection, Environment, Sustainablility, Environmental Legistlation, Regulation, Environmental Law, Marine Science

Faculty Expert Available to Discuss the Proposed Protection of Ancient Coral Reefs Off the Southeastern Coast of the U.S.

Steve Ross, a research associate professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Center for Marine Science is available to discuss the proposed protection of ancient coral reefs located off the coast of North Carolina.

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SRM, EPA, soil, Carcinogen, Chromium, Pollution

New Reference Material for Hexavalent Chromium in Contaminated Soil

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NIST has issued a new reference material to aid in the detection and measurement of the potent carcinogen hexavalent chromium in soil. The new reference material will provide a crucial benchmark for the high-quality chemical measurements needed to guide and assess cleanup efforts.

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Salisbury University, Chesapeake Bay, Sustainability, Growth, Tom Horton, Maryland Department Of Planning, Environment

Famed Environmentalist Horton Leads Growth Seminar

Award-winning environmental author Tom Horton debates growth and the Chesapeake Bay with Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William Baker and Maryland Department of Planning Secretary Richard Hall during the symposium "Growth is Killing Chesapeake Bay" at Salisbury University.

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Arts and Humanities

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Films, Movies, Documentaries, Sustainability, Green, TV, Environment, Production, Carbon Footprint, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Pollution, Wildlife, Conservation, Nature

New Code Outlines Sustainable Filmmaking Best Practices

An Inconvenient Truth opened millions of people's eyes to the issues of pollution and global warming and put films about the environment back in the public eye. Now, filmmakers want to do more than create works that inform and illustrate the importance of sustainability they want to incorporate sustainable, environmentally-friendly practices into their craft. Enter the Code of Best Practices in Sustainable Filmmaking, a new guide among the first of its kind to help filmmakers assess the carbon dioxide (CO2) footprints of their productions and find ways to reduce, neutralize, and offset them.

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air, Pollution, Pm2.5, Environment, air, Quality, Arden, POPE

Americans Owe Five Months of Their Lives to Cleaner Air

A new study shows that average life expectancy in 51 U.S. cities increased nearly three years over recent decades, and approximately five months of that increase came thanks to cleaner air.

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Green Education, Sustainability, Environment, ESS

A Whole New Green Day for Sustainable Education

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Dalhousie University has launched a new academic program - Environment, Sustainability and Society, offered through the equally new College of Sustainability. It is first program (and college) of its kind in Canada and is the most significant and far-reaching change to the way Dalhousie educates its students in recent memory. This foreshadows the way in which the environment and sustainability will factor into post secondary education the world over.

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Green, Sustainability, Barack Obama, Uc San Diego Extension

UC San Diego Extension Ready To Assist Obama's Green New Deal

At a time when President-Elect Barack Obama is examining ways to launch a Green New Deal to reenergize the slumping economy and fight the threat of global warming, UC San Diego Extension has created a specialized certificate in Sustainable Business Practices.







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