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  NOW with Bill Moyers. Science & Health. Deadly Smog - Overview | PBS
It was over fifty years ago that a deadly smog enveloped the small town, and gave birth to the modern movement to protect the environment.
In late October 1948 the Monongahela River Valley town of Donora, Pennsylvania was subsumed in a noxious smog.
The investigation into Donora Smog Disaster was essential to the first federal clean-air act, passed in 1955.
www.pbs.org /now/science/smog.html   (1158 words)

  Smog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Victorian London was notorious for its thick smogs, or "pea-soupers", a fact that is often recreated to add an air of mystery to a period costume drama.
Classic smog results from large amounts of coal burning in an area and is caused by a mixture of smoke and sulphur dioxide.
Smog is caused by a reaction between sunlight and emissions mainly from human activity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Smog   (1348 words)

 Smog Information
Vehicles registered in areas subject to the biennial smog certification program are required to submit evidence of a smog certification every other renewal period.
If a smog certification is required and you have not had a smog inspection, you may still pay your registration fees to avoid any late fees.
A biennial smog certification was submitted to DMV within 90 days prior to the vehicle transfer date (a vehicle inspection report may be required for proof of certification).
www.dmv.ca.gov /vr/smogfaq.htm   (761 words)

 smog. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The gray smog of older industrial cities like London and New York derives from the massive combustion of coal and fuel oil in or near the city, releasing tons of ashes, soot, and sulfur compounds into the air.
In some instances, atmospheric pollutants accumulate and become concentrated when air movement is stopped by a temperature inversion: Usually the air is warmer at the earth’s surface and colder above; in a temperature inversion a layer of warm air forms above and holds down a layer of cool air at the ground.
Smog usually results in reduced visibility, irritation of the eyes and respiratory system, and damage to paint, metal, rubber, and other materials.
www.bartleby.com /65/sm/smog.html   (288 words)

 All That Smog - Background   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Apparently, this is a logically depiction given that the main source of industrial smog was from the burning of coal for heat and energy (Nebel and Wright 527).
Photochemical smog, one of today's primary smog related concerns, arises mainly from the combustion process by motor vehicles, as well as the increased use of fossil fuels for heating, industry, and transportation (ibid.).
Considering this with the fact that ground level ozone constitutes 90% of all smog found in urban areas, it could be seen where the heart of the concern regarding photochemical smog lies (ibid.).
are.berkeley.edu /courses/EEP101/spring03/AllThatSmog/back.html   (1119 words)

 SMOG Readability Calculator   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SMOG was published in 1969 BC [Before Computers] so I made calculating a text’s readability easy by offering an approximate formula — count the words of 3 or more syllables in 3 10-sentence samples, estimate the count’s square root, and add 3.
SMOG Calculator uses my precise formula which yields an outstandingly high 0.985 correlation with the grades of readers who had 100% comprehension of test materials.
SMOG Calculator incorporates Trottier's Syllable Counter, which uses a dictionary to look up the syllable length of words.
webpages.charter.net /ghal/SMOG.html   (533 words)

 Smog - Better Health Channel.
The term ‘smog’ was invented in England during the 1950s to name the haze caused by a combination of smoke and fog.
The brown tint of smog is due to the presence of nitrogen dioxide.
In Melbourne, summer smog is measured by the amount of ozone in the air, and winter smog by the reduction in visibility due to airborne particles.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Smog?Open   (744 words)

 Smog   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The term smog was first used in 1905 by Dr H A Des Voeux to describe the conditions of fog that had soot or smoke in it.
Smog is a combination of various gases with water vapour and dust.
In fact, in the early part of the 20th century, heavy smog in some parts of Europe resulted in a decrease in the production of natural vitamin D leading to a rise in the cases of rickets.
edugreen.teri.res.in /explore/air/smog.htm   (684 words)

 California Smog Checks - Emissions Regulations, CA Smog Testing Stations - DMV.ORG
Smog is defined as a visible mixture of air pollutants, including those that are formed by the burning of petroleum-based fuels such as gasoline and diesel fuel.
Smog is a serious health hazard to all people, but even more so to children, the elderly, people with pulmonary and respiratory (lung) disorders, and the immune-suppressed population.
Smog is worse in Los Angeles not just because of the huge number of cars and trucks on the freeways, but because of the shape of the landscape.
www.dmv.org /ca-california/smog-check.php   (782 words)

 SMOG Let's Clear The Air!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Smog is the popular name for the brownish-yellow haze that hangs in the warm, still air over many North American cities.
The haziness and brown colour associated with SMOG is caused by the accumulation of tiny particles and nitrogen dioxide in stagnant air.
Smog may also be one of the factors contributing to forest decline in some parts of Canada.
www.ns.ec.gc.ca /udo/smog.html   (1137 words)

 Green Ontario: Smog
Smog is not an isolated problem; it is an indicator of poor urban and economic development.
Smog has been described as an airborne chemical soup, but there are two main contaminants that are of concern: ground level ozone and fine airborne particles.
Smog is one of the few issues where there are formal, public strategies in place.
www.greenontario.org /strategy/smog.html   (1426 words)

Smog has been causing health problems for plants, animals and humans for decades, and the Environmental Protection Agency is raising the standards that will govern how much smog is too much from a health point of view.
Smog sends 53,000 people to the hospital each summer and triggers more than 6 million asthma attacks in the eastern United States, according to estimates released on Tuesday by clean air activists.
Smog created in the summer is called ground-level ozone, the main culprit in what environmentalists believe is a public health crisis generated by coal-fired power plants.
healthandenergy.com /smog.htm   (2372 words)

 SPACE.com -- Smog on Saturn's Moon Titan Reveals Weather Patterns   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Smog particles are known to form a detached haze above the planets atmosphere.
Titan's high-flying global smog shell is known to change with the seasons, and the moon's atmosphere must circulate continuously, theorists say, yet astronomers have not been able to penetrate the shell and pin down what goes on.
The smog particles stay intact as they move from the equatorial region toward the poles, building the high, global shell.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/smog_titan_020821.html   (1057 words)

"Smog" is an invented word combining "smoke" and "fog." As industrialization occured, people began to notice that on very still days, the air would be noticeably harder to breathe.
The health effects of smog, causing poor health and premature death and costing billions per year in medical care and lost wages, are the harsh results of our use of polluting technologies.
Smog is a combination of invisible ozone and particulate pollutants.
greengrasscutters.com.hosting.domaindirect.com /id6.html   (295 words)

 The History of Rock Music. Smog: biography, discography, reviews, links
Smog, the alias of Bill Callahan, a superb architect of fatalist and oneiric atmospheres, devoted his opus to the paranoic exploration of an obsessive theme, the theme of a life that slowly fades away in nothingness.
Smog identified so much with his poetry of loneliness that his songs seemed to lull himself into an intoxicating state of apathy and languor.
Smog's music would be almost unrecognizable, if it weren't for his singing and his lyrics.
www.scaruffi.com /vol5/smog.html   (3953 words)

 An Author's Guide - Readability Testing
The SMOG conversion tables were developed by Harold C. McGraw, Office of Educational Research, Baltimore Co. Public Schools, Towson, MD.
The SMOG Readability Formula is a simple method you can use to determine the reading level of your written materials.
While the SMOG Readability Formula is an easy way to determine readability, another option is the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Index.
uuhsc.utah.edu /pated/authors/readability.html   (461 words)

 Reduce Smog - Peel Public Health
The word smog was first used to describe a mixture of smoke and fog in the air.
Smog is typically a problem in Ontario between May and September.
Smog is a problem because it affects our health and the environment.
www.region.peel.on.ca /health/smog   (668 words)

 Sprawl and Your Health - Report 2001 - Sprawl - Sierra Club
Vehicle smog is one of the main pollutants increased by sprawl.
In 1990 the Act was updated, but of 207 cities analyzed between 1990 and 1999, only 10 to 14 have seen a reduction in smog, while 17 to 25 have seen an increase.(10) The remaining 170+ have seen no significant change.
Exposure to smog has been implicated in a range of illnesses and conditions, including asthma, bronchitis, heart disease, emphysema and pneumonia.(12) It may also worsen sinusitis and hay fever, and may trigger or aggravate cancer and emphysema.
www.sierraclub.org /sprawl/report01/health.asp   (2037 words)

 It's Your Health - Smog and Your Health
Smog can cause damage to your heart and lungs - even when you can't see or smell it in the air around you.
Smog often begins in big cities, but smog levels can be just as high or higher in rural and suburban areas.
Avoid or reduce strenuous outdoor activities when smog levels are high, especially during the afternoon when ground-level ozone reaches its peak.
www.hc-sc.gc.ca /iyh-vsv/environ/smog_e.html   (737 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ - Smog 'N Go
A: According to Section 4000.1 (d)(1) of the California Vehicle Code, a car which has had a Smog Check and received a certificate of compliance in connection with an annual registration does not need to be smogged again when sold if the sale date is within 60 days of the registration renewal date.
If your Smog Check technician decides he or she cannot safely test your motorhome on the dynamometer, they should write that on your invoice.
Smog Check stations are privately owned and operated businesses, and as such, determine the fees for their time and expertise based on free-market forces.
www.smog-n-go.com /faq.html   (969 words)

 Clean Air Online - 6.1 - Smog
Smog refers to a noxious mixture of gases and particles that often appears as a haze in the air.
High levels of smog are typically associated with the summer due to the presence of sunlight and warmer temperatures.
However, the smog problem actually occurs throughout the year, with winter smog (due to particulate matter contributions rather than ozone) being a serious concern when stagnant air causes a build up of pollutants in the air.
www.ec.gc.ca /cleanair-airpur/Pollution_Issues/Smog-WS13D0EDAA-1_En.htm   (226 words)

 Smog | Biography | MTV   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An under-recognized pioneer of the lo-fi revolution, Smog was essentially the alias of one Bill Callahan, an enigmatic singer/songwriter whose odd, fractured music neatly epitomized the tenets and excesses of the home-recording boom.
Led off by the remarkable "Bathysphere" (its title a fitting metaphor for Callahan's self-absorption) and climaxed by the epic "Prince Alone in the Studio" (a virtual theme song for a solitary creative existence), the LP reflected his bitter obsessions with stunning clarity, emerging as a triumph of abject failure.
The peripatetic Callahan relocated to Chicago prior to the release of 1999's Knock Knock, resurfacing in the spring of 2000 with Dongs of Sevotion and the Strayed EP.
www.mtv.com /music/artist/smog/bio.jhtml   (609 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro -- County is 20th in U.S. for smog; Alpine cited
Alpine's smog levels are usually higher than the rest of the region because it sits on a west-facing mountain slope that traps smog, Tinsley said.
Ozone, also called smog in some reports, is formed when sunlight and warm weather interact with emissions from gasoline and diesel engines; solvents, such as dry cleaning fluids and paints; and fossil fuels burned in power plants and factories.
Of the 10 smog monitors in San Diego County, the one in Alpine is to blame for most of the times federal smog standards are exceeded, Burnett said.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/metro/20030501-9999_7m1air.html   (626 words)

 Atlantic Green Lane - Environment Canada - Reducing Smog
Photochemical smog is a noxious mixture of gases formed in the lower atmosphere when sunlight acts upon certain pollutants such as industrial pollutants and exhaust from cars and trucks.
The frequency and severity of smog depends upon the size of a city, its population and vehicle density and the kind of industry it supports.
Smog is not just a city problem; it flows into rural areas as well.
www.ns.ec.gc.ca /epb/ccme/smog.html   (1689 words)

 Smog News
Self-indulgent, solipsistic, sometimes spooky as all get-out -- yes, Smog is all of these, and usually they're meant as compliments.
Golden Smog began as a stumbling, ramshackle indie-rock supergroup featuring members of the Jayhawks, the Replacements, Uncle Tupelo, Run Westy Run and Soul Asylum.
Smog's Bill Callahan will hit the road this summer, beginning with a lengthy tour of Europe that begins June 9 in London before heading back to North America.
www.topix.net /who/smog?scoring=r   (628 words)

 Amazon.com: A River Ain't Too Much to Love: Music: Smog   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I would say that if you are new to Smog this as good as any point to jump in, as all of his works are pretty consistent.
if smog is already your cup of tea then you've no choice but to hang on for the ride but there's a dude on here who knock's on bill's vocals.
Smog is original to himself and has a sort of unpretentious tenderness that only he can get away with.
www.amazon.com /River-Aint-Too-Much-Love/dp/B0009ESSI8   (1387 words)

 Vehicles and Smog - Report 2001 - Sprawl - Sierra Club
Using EPA's numbers for smog from cars and trucks from reports by the regional air districts for the 50 largest cities, we have graded the car and truck smog in each of those cities.
Grading cities based on smog per person from cars and trucks shows how well (or not) they are reducing pollution from their transportation system.
When smog was shown to have perilous health consequences, Congress gave California the right to require tighter auto-emissions standards than the rest of the country.
www.sierraclub.org /sprawl/report01/carsandtrucks.asp   (856 words)

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