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EU agency: air pollution costs exceed $134 billion

(AP) -- Air pollution isn't just harmful - it's expensive, resulting in health care and environmental costs of more than euro100 billion ($130 billion) in 2009, the European Union's environment agency said Thursday.

Nov 24, 2011
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Mount Etna bursts into life

(PhysOrg.com) -- Europe's largest active volcano, Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily, erupted briefly yesterday sending flames and ash hundreds of metres into the air.

Jan 13, 2011
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Venus holds warning for Earth

(PhysOrg.com) -- A mysterious high-altitude layer of sulphur dioxide discovered by ESA's Venus Express has been explained. As well as telling us more about Venus, it could be a warning against injecting our ...

Nov 30, 2010
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Technology in the extreme

Radio transmitters that can withstand temperatures of up to 900 C could soon be dropped into the depths of the earth to provide early warning of a volcanic eruption.

Sep 20, 2010
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