Researchers found significant emissions of a banned ozone-depleting substance coming from East Asia, particularly from eastern China. Instead of declining after the ban, emissions have even slightly increased.
Earth/Environment October 27, 2018
At least 18 companies in China were found still using banned ozone-depleting gas called CFC-11. The investigation followed a study published recently, citing that the harmful gas might still be used somewhere in Eastern Asia.
Earth/Environment July 10, 2018
Is the ozone layer healing or is there a new threat on the rise? A possible violation of the Montreal Protocol may be causing the increase in emissions of an ozone-depleting chemical that has already been banned.
Earth/Environment May 17, 2018
The whole world signed the Montreal Protocol in 1987 to ban chlorofluorocarbons, which were depleting the ozone layer. Over 30 years later, NASA has now provided direct proof that humanity's plan to patch up the ozone hole is working.
Earth/Environment January 7, 2018
The night has arrived in Antarctica and will stay there for the next six months. Researchers at the South Pole Observatory share their view of their only sunset for the year.
Animals March 22, 2016
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
NASA and NOAA scientists reveal that the ozone hole over Antarctica spans the size of North America, but there's reason to be optimistic. The hole is not getting bigger.
Earth/Environment November 2, 2014