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Mysterious Source Of Ozone-Destroying Chemicals Traced To East China

Scientists have traced East China as the mysterious source of rogue carbon emissions that destroy the ozone layer. The findings of the study will help act as a map that could check out which provinces in China are causing rogue emissions.

Earth/Environment May 23, 2019

Scientists Accidentally Built A Highly Accurate Ozone Detector While Trying To Build Something Else

Rapid Ozone Experiment or ROZE was accidentally invented when scientists were working on an instrument that can measure hydroxyl. The ozone detector is said to be 100 times more accurate than the devices currently available today.

Earth/Environment May 3, 2019

UN Report Says Ozone Layer Is Now Healing

A UN report revealed that the ozone has started to heal 30 years after the ratification of the Montreal Protocol. The ozone layer protects living beings on Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Earth/Environment November 6, 2018

Ancient Volcanic Eruptions In Antarctica Sparked Rapid Climate Change At The End Of Ice Age

The ancient eruptions of the stratovolcano Mount Takahe released high levels of chlorine and fluorine. How did these likely trigger the sudden and widespread climate change that occurred at the end of the ice age?

Earth/Environment September 5, 2017

Blacks, Asians And Latinos At Higher Risk For Early Death Due To Air Pollution

Particulate matter known to cause cardiovascular conditions are more dangerous to seniors who belong to minority groups and are poor. Here's why these people are more vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution.

Public Health June 30, 2017

‘Blob’ In Pacific Ocean Ramps Up Ozone Levels Above Western US

'The blob,' a mass of unusually warm water in the Pacific Ocean, escalated ozone levels above the western United States, according to a new study. The blob created the ingredients for ozone production and the pollutant was high in places like Washington.

Earth/Environment February 20, 2017

Montreal Protocol Pays Off: Antarctic Ozone Layer Shows Signs Of Healing

The Antarctic ozone hole shows signs of shrinking. Scientists said the healing of the ozone layer could be primarily attributed to a 1987 international treaty that sought to ban CFCs and similar substances.

Earth/Environment July 2, 2016

Gaping Hole In The Antarctic Ozone Shows Signs Of Healing After 30 Years

Decades after the Montreal Protocol was signed, scientists have found that the gaping hole in the Antarctic Ozone is slowly healing. Researchers believe the planet is 'starting to get better.'

Earth/Environment June 30, 2016

Ozone Gas Treatment Used To Sterilize Medical Implants Can Save Money, Time

An existing sterilization technique holds so much promise for surgeries performed with polymer medical devices. Not only can ozone gas save time, it may also save money.

Medicine May 1, 2016

Climate Change May Force More Unhealthy Ozone Days Every Year By 2050

If climate change is left unchecked, more unhealthy zone days per year will be experienced by 2050. Researchers explained the effects of the increase in ozone levels on health and on the atmosphere.

Earth/Environment April 23, 2016

UN Climate Experts Say Expanding Hole In The Ozone Layer Is No Reason For Panic

Climate experts say that the annual Antarctic ozone hole has expanded to a larger size compared to last year, but that it is no cause for panic. The ozone hole may possibly continue to expand every year because of ozone-depleting substances.

Earth/Environment October 31, 2015

Spare The Air Alert Raised In Bay Area Due To Hot Weather

Hot weather is taking a toll on Bay Area. In response to this, the Air District will be conducting the fifth Spare the Air Alert to help decrease the effects of air pollution and improve overall environmental conditions.

Earth/Environment September 8, 2015

Ozone Pollution In China Affecting Western US States

China's ozone pollution offsets the clean air measures in western U.S. showing a need for a global effort to fight air pollution.

Animals August 12, 2015

Air Pollution Could Make Allergy Season Even Worse

Dreading allergy season? Brace yourself — researchers have found that air pollution can exacerbate nasal allergies by altering allergens and amplifying their effects.

Life March 23, 2015

EPA Urged To Tighten Ozone Standards

Environmentalists at odds with business and industry over possible tighter limits on smog-causing ozone. Both sides get aired at EPA hearing in Sacramento.

Earth/Environment February 5, 2015

Next century will bring more pollen allergies than ever, thanks to climate change

Pollen allergies could get worse over the next year, as carbon dioxide and ozone become more concentrated in the atmosphere.

Earth/Environment November 5, 2014

Mountain air has high levels of ozone pollution, too

Ozone, a pollutant at ground level, is traveling up mountains in Colorado, according to a new study.

Earth/Environment August 30, 2014

Think mountain air is always clean? Study in Colorado says otherwise

Colorado mountain air, considered clean and pure, is actually polluted with ozone, a new study says.

Earth/Environment August 29, 2014

Ozone pollution will get worse in US due to climate change, warns study

Global warming could accelerate production of ground-level ozone, a new study predicts. Here is the science behind the predictions.

Earth/Environment May 7, 2014

Climate change will bring 70 percent increase in summer ozone pollution in U.S. by 2050: Report

The National Center for Atmospheric Research has released a new report warning Americans that the US may see a drastic rise in summertime ozone pollution. The report added that by the year 2050, ozone pollution levels may rise by as much as 70 percent.

Earth/Environment May 7, 2014

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