Scientists identify a new chemical contributing to global warming

February 18, 2015 by  
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As if global warming isn’t bad enough, scientists have discovered that a new category of uncontrolled chemicals are depleting the ozone layer and affecting the Earth’s climate. Phys.org reports that a new study recently publishing in the journal Nature Geoscience reveals chemicals not controlled by a United Nations treaty, known as ‘very short-lived substances’ (VSLS), are leading to further depletion of the ozone layer. Read the rest of Scientists identify a new chemical contributing to global warming Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: CFCs , chemical , climate , Climate Change , dichloromethane , montreal protocol , NOAA , ozone , ozone layer , uncontrolled , university of leeds , vsls

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The Ozone Hole Above Antarctica is as Big as North America

November 5, 2014 by  
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Data from NASA shows that this year’s hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica remains largely unchanged. On September 9, 2014, it measured 24.1m square km, which is roughly the size of North America; only a little smaller than the largest hole ever observed, which occurred in the same spot in 2000, and much the same as it was at its peak in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Read the rest of The Ozone Hole Above Antarctica is as Big as North America Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , antarctica , CFCs , chlorine , chloroflourocarbons , global warming , hfcs , montreal protocol , ozone , ozone hole , ozone layer , skin cancer , UNEP

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Harvard Study Find Strong Summer Storms Could Damage Ozone Layer Over US

July 27, 2012 by  
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Cyclone Photo from Shutterstock Even though large areas of the US are experiencing extreme drought conditions , aggressive summer thunderstorms have also swept across parts of the nation – and according to a team of scientists at Harvard University , those storms may be damaging the ozone layer . The Harvard scientists believe that rising levels of carbon dioxide and methane may be increasing the severity of these storms, and they may have found the first significant connection between climate change and ozone layer destruction. Read the rest of Harvard Study Find Strong Summer Storms Could Damage Ozone Layer Over US Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: atmospheric storms , CFCs , harvard university , ozone layer , ozone layer destruction , summer storms , water vapor

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