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Norton cannot save you now

By Office Assistant

April 20, 2015

Making a found-footage film is a surefire cheap way to scare the pants off of an audience and simultaneously irritate those of us who are sickened by the very notion of shaky-cam. “Unfriended” seeks to a...

According to the American Lung Association, 19.4 million metric tons of nitrogen oxides are released into the air annually via manmade sources, such as burning fuels.

Utah air pollution linked to increased suicide risk

March 2, 2015

It has been well established that exposure to air pollution can contribute to a range of health concerns such as respiratory inflammation, cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment, especially in younge...

Egyptians come to Columbia, speak of revolution

By Amanda Murphy

April 18, 2011

People around the world watched Egypt erupt in protest against the country’s repressive regime on Jan. 25. As the events unfolded and turned violent, President Hosni Mubarak, who had been in office for 20 years, resigned.Three Egyptian civil society activists and media leaders, Mohanad Ahmed Diab, Sherif Abdel Azim and Sally Maged El Baz, came to speak at Columbia on April 11 about their firsthand experience of Egypt’...

Designer toys find home in Chicago

By Brianna Wellen

April 4, 2011

Forces of good and evil reside in countries like Hot Dog Kingdom and Pantsylvania, guarded by the protectors in Ninja Town. In another world, furry six-legged creatures, known as FluffyYukYuks, chomp through everything they can get their teeth on, with loyal FluffyBooBoos and FluffyBadBads by their sides. With scenes and storylines derived from the imaginations of artists, the fictitious characters enter the world in the form o...

Tougher smog standards needed

By The Columbia Chronicle

February 8, 2010

In an effort to improve air quality and protect people with asthma and other respiratory disorders, the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Jan. 25 that it will begin to limit nitrogen oxide, a chemical responsible for smog formation.In general, any standards that impose limits on air pollution levels are beneficial for citizens, especially given that the EPA hasn’t updated its standards since 1971. The new p...

City pollutant levels may exceed limit

By Stephanie Saviola

February 1, 2010

President Barack Obama’s administration recently proposed a new guideline that would set a limit on nitrogen dioxide levels in the country. Nitrogen dioxide is a toxic gas that mostly comes from exhaust tailpipes, factory smokestacks and kerosene heaters.If the proposed limit was currently enforced, Chicago would be the only major city in the country to have levels of nitrogen dioxide that would exceed the limit.“We are a city that wants athletes to come here and compete for the Olym...

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