Nope, It’s Not Too Late: We Saved The Ozone Layer, Didn’t We?

CleanTechnica

The saving of the ozone layer is a global success story that is repeating itself in the field of climate action, regardless of what the pessimists say. Climate Change Policy & Politics CFCs HFCs ozone ozone layer

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This year's ozone hole could be the smallest it has been in 30 years

Inhabitat - Innovation

For decades, scientists have closely observed the ozone layer, which protects Earth from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This year, just in time for World Ozone Day, the European Union's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) announced the state of the ozone hole — its size is the smallest it has been in the past 30 years

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We’ve got another ozone problem, and it’s not what you think

Grist

Most of us know ozone as that benevolent stratospheric layer that absorbs the sun’s harmful UV light and keeps us safe. But the beneficial ozone up in the stratosphere has an evil cousin, and it’s right here on the ground. Ozone increases with more sunshine, heat waves, and so forth.”.

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This year’s ozone hole could be the smallest it has been in 30 years

AGreenLiving

For decades, scientists have closely observed the ozone layer , which protects Earth from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This year, just in time for World Ozone Day, the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) announced the state of the ozone hole — its size is the smallest it has been in the past 30 years. Free radical oxygen atoms, being charged particles, readily react with other oxygen molecules to form ozone (O3).

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Hydroflourocarbons: Super Greenhouse Gas in Your Kitchen & Bathroom

AGreenLiving

Making changes to heal the hole in the ozone layer … The post Hydroflourocarbons: Super Greenhouse Gas in Your Kitchen & Bathroom appeared first on Earth911.com. Eco Eco Tech Green bathroom business & policy first-on-earth911 heal-the heal-the-hole kitchen layer- ozone super super-greenhouse the-ozone

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California’s Advanced Clean Truck Rule is not strong enough to ensure a cleaner future

GreenBiz

A 2019 report shows seven of the top ten most ozone-choked cities in America are in California. electric trucks Policy & Politics Shipping Transportation & Mobility

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George P. Shultz To Republicans: Climate Action Is An Insurance Policy Reagan Would Like

Forbes Green Tech

When Ronald Reagan got behind the effort to prevent erosion of the ozone layer, there was much less scientific consensus than there is now about climate change

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Robotic fish offer a solution to controlling invasive species

AGreenLiving

Eco Green bbc biomimetics ecology environment invasive news ozone-layer potential yearInvasive species have become a growing environmental challenge, causing serious harm to ecosystems.

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California’s Advanced Clean Truck Rule is not strong enough to ensure a cleaner future

AGreenLiving

A 2019 report shows seven of the top ten most ozone-choked cities in America are in California. Excerpt from: California’s Advanced Clean Truck Rule is not strong enough to ensure a cleaner future. Business Green 2019-report america california electric-trucks policy & politics shipping shows-seven ten-most the-top

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Understanding Particle Pollution and What You Can Do to Stop It

The Environmental Blog

The two main kinds of air pollution are ozone and particle contamination. You’ve probably heard people talking about ozone before, but you may be less familiar with particle pollution. Pollution can have significant effects on air quality.

The William Perry Pendley Rehabilitation Tour: Climate Change, Wild Horses, and Ethics Recusals

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 5 mins By John R. Platt , The Revelator. Originally posted on The Revelator. William Perry Pendley wants you think that what he thinks doesn’t matter. Pendley spent four decades advocating for the corporate exploitation of U.S. public lands.

Planned UK spaceports could add significantly to emissions of climate-warming gases

Envirotec Magazine

Crucial research needs to be carried out to see what the impact of space launches really is – especially given the accelerated growth of the space sector and that the magnitude of ozone depletion is relatively unknown.

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The climate policy milestone that was buried in the 2020 budget

Grist

Fahey is a co-chair of the Scientific Assessment Panel of the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement to protect the ozone layer. When President Trump signed a $1.4

Toxic air from fossil fuels responsible for air pollution crisis, study warns

Business Green

ozone and NO2 with recent research quantifying the contribution of fossil fuels to global air pollution levels to perform a health impact assessment and subsequent cost calculation for the year 2018. and ozone from fossil fuels is responsible for an estimated 7.7

Event - Conference on Pollution Control & Sustainable Environment

Green Market Oracle

This gas has slowly damaged the atmosphere and depleted the ozone layer leading to global warming. The 7th International Conference on Pollution Control & Sustainable Environment will take place on March 02-03, 2020 in Rome, Italy.

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CO2 monitors facilitate rollout of environmentally friendly refrigeration in Australian supermarkets

Envirotec Magazine

However, Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) caused damage to the ozone layer and were phased out following the Montreal Protocol in 1987. Production of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) then increased globally, because they are less harmful to stratospheric ozone.

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Top Marketing Strategies for Sustainable Businesses

The Environmental Blog

Emissions like ozone depletion problems and greenhouse gases. Sustainable businesses tend to consider the important roles of the environment and how to protect nature for a successful business.

Air pollution map goes global, with more localised detail, and covering more pollutants

Envirotec Magazine

MappAir® now provides hourly concentrations of five pollutants, adding ozone (O3,), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and particle matter (PM10) to its existing nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particle matter (PM2.5)

For 2019, the 10 worst cities for air quality are in California and Arizona

AGreenLiving

They each have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution: Long Beach, California Los Angeles, California Gilbert, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona Chandler, Arizona Mesa, Arizona Glendale, Arizona Riverside, California Bakersfield, California What determines air quality? In fact, two of the most common pollutants are ozone and particles, like soot from wildfires.

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For 2019, the 10 worst cities for air quality are in California and Arizona

AGreenLiving

They each have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution: Long Beach, California Los Angeles, California Gilbert, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona Chandler, Arizona Mesa, Arizona Glendale, Arizona Riverside, California Bakersfield, California What determines air quality? In fact, two of the most common pollutants are ozone and particles, like soot from wildfires.

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Air Travel and Climate Change

Green Market Oracle

Nitrogen oxides produced by air travel increases ozone concentrations in the upper troposphere which warms the planet more than it would at lower altitudes. Air travel is a major source of climate change causing greenhouse gases.

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Nitrous oxide levels are on the rise

Envirotec Magazine

Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas and one of the main stratospheric ozone depleting substances on the planet. The authors of the study suggest the use of nitrogen fertilizer in regions where there is already a large nitrogen surplus will have to be reduced, to achieve N20 emissions targets.

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How the UK's net zero mission reaches all the way to Antarctica

Business Green

It has revealed that human activities have been the dominant force of global climate change since the mid-20th century, underlined by the discovery, more than 30 years ago, of the Ozone Hole over Halley and Faraday Research Stations on Antarctica by scientists at British Antarctic Survey.

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Green City Solutions fights air pollution with IoT, biotech and moss

Green Tech Challenge

Examples of those harmful pollutants are nitrous oxides, ozone and particulate matter. Air pollution is becoming a global threat as 90% of urban populations breaths polluted air.

The Trump Administration is Racking Up a String of Environmental Losses in Court

Green Market Oracle

Delayed a compliance deadline for new national ozone pollution standards by one year, but later reversed course. Teflon Don may seem like he is impervious to legal challenges but he is anything but invincible when there are actual trials with actual evidence.

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Managing NOx gas emissions from combustion

Envirotec Magazine

The chemiluminescence detector (CLD) method of measuring NO is based on the use of a controlled amount of ozone (O3) coming into contact with the sample containing NO inside a light sealed chamber. Pollution can only be managed effectively if it is monitored effectively.

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Geoengineering’s gender problem could put the planet at risk

Grist

The problem is that while the benefits of solar geoengineering are potentially large (slowing global warming), so are the potential consequences , such as the possible disruption of the monsoon season in Asia and the depletion of the ozone layer.

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Sustainability Guide for Commercial Cleaning: Finding Eco-Friendly Commercial Cleaning Products

Green Business Bureau

Environmentally, VOCs have long been established in worsening, if not causing, a wide variety of environmental issues, including but not limited to: ozone depletion, groundwater pollution, ecosystem disruption, and even extinctions.

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LARQ: the world’s first portable, self-cleaning water bottle

AGreenLiving

Related: Cove launches the first 100% biodegradable water bottle Developing a nontoxic, chemical-, ozone- and mercury-free system sounds complex, but the idea is quite simple. Water is a basic necessity of life; however, water can also introduce our bodies to bacteria and illnesses if it is not properly treated prior to consumption. Over the years, treating water has involved adding iodine drops or filtering the water through a carbon-based system.

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Event - Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability

Green Market Oracle

Much of the sustainability literature focuses on the Global North and on issues salient to policy makers in developed countries, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and ozone depletion.

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Air District Targets Southern California Logistics Industry

Latham's Clean Energy Law Report

The Basin does not meet the state or federal ambient air quality standards for ozone and particulate matter, and existing regulations have to date proved insufficient to bring the Basin into compliance.

Air District Targets Southern California Logistics Industry

Latham's Clean Energy Law Report

The Basin does not meet the state or federal ambient air quality standards for ozone and particulate matter, and existing regulations have to date proved insufficient to bring the Basin into compliance.

Top 10 Economic Benefits of Converting to Solar Energy

Sunrun

But ground-level ozone and other pollutants from cars, power plants, industrial boilers, refineries and chemical plants can kill. Decisions we make as consumers have an impact on our lives and on the world around us. Going solar can affect the climate, the economy and our own pocket books.

EEA reports poor air quality caused premature deaths of 400,000 Europeans in 2016

AGreenLiving

” Related: Climate change is a public health issue amounting to billions in medical costs According to the World Health Organization (WHO) , “Pollutants with the strongest evidence for public health concerns include particulate matter (PM), ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulphur dioxide (SO2).” Coal-fired power plants, vehicle-clogged highways and fossil-fuel spewing factories have contributed to the growing European air pollution dilemma.

Four Reasons Why 2020 Will be a Make or Break Year for Environmental Action

Green Market Oracle

Anderson is a professor of atmospheric chemistry who is best know for his work on chlorofluorocarbons and the Ozone Layer. We will face some difficult choices in 2020 including momentous decisions that will have profound impacts on humanity, ecosystems and countless species.