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Threats From New Gases Found in Air

Three more new CFC gases discovered in the atmosphere have the potential to add to global warming, and scientists say the evidence points to them being man-made.

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 READ MORE



Ozone Rise Will Choke U.S. Cities

Poor air quality and health problems are expected to become the summertime norm across the country as ground level ozone rises 70 percent.

Posted on May 18, 2014 READ MORE



NASA Earth Observatory (CC BY 2.0)

Saving Ozone May Slow Warming Rate

What appears to be a slowdown in the rate of atmospheric warming this century may have a simple explanation—it could be the consequence of protecting the ozone layer.

Posted on Nov 10, 2013 READ MORE



Jeremy Vandel (CC BY 2.0)

Plants Wilt as Heat Increases Ozone

Plants are significantly less able to absorb low-level ozone during a heat wave, researchers have found, with implications tied to more than 2 million deaths worldwide by air pollution from human causes.

Posted on Jul 21, 2013 READ MORE



OMI/Aura/NASA

Big Winter for Arctic Ozone Hole

Unusual weather ripped a sizable hole in the ozone layer above the Arctic last winter, exposing people in northern Russia, parts of Greenland and Norway to high levels of UV radiation. Human activity did not cause the hole’s sudden appearance, scientists said in a report released Monday. (more)

Posted on Oct 3, 2011 READ MORE


Eco-Femme

There’s No Delicate Way to Put This ...

Hello ladies. Would you consider reusable menstrual items? Please stay with me. 

Posted on Jan 12, 2009 READ MORE


Ozone hole
BBC/NASA

An Environmental Success Story (for Once)

Two of the scientists responsible for sounding the alarm on the thinning ozone layer have reported that the hole over the Antarctic has stopped widening, and may close within a generation or two.  If true, this proves what can be achieved when government works to address, rather than deny, an environmental catastrophe.  Global warming, anyone?

Posted on Aug 23, 2006 READ MORE


glaciers
From www.jeffsweather.com

Ozone Pollution Is More Harmful Than Realized

Ozone, which had been considered a minor player in global climate change, is actually a major factor in the dramatic warming of the Arctic zone, according to NASA.
Worse, scientists are reporting that climate change is “irreversible,” as Arctic sea ice has failed to re-form for the second year in a row.

Posted on Mar 15, 2006 READ MORE


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