Large, Deep Antarctic Ozone Hole to Persist into November

CleanTechnica

Persistent cold temperatures and strong circumpolar winds have supported the formation of a large and deep Antarctic ozone hole that will persist into November, NOAA and NASA scientists reported on Friday.

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Another Hole In The Ozone Layer? Climate Change May Be To Blame.

CleanTechnica

A powerful polar vortex helped eat a hole in the ozone layer over the Arctic. Climate Change Policy & Politics Research Science Arctic Circle chlorofluorocarbons Montreal Protocol NASA ozone hole Ozone layers

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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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All-Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E Sound: A “New Breed” of Sound

CleanTechnica

Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV sounds Ford Ford Mustang Mach E Ford Mustang Mach-E sound Ghostly International Matthew Dear New Breed Ozone Sound

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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

AGreenLiving

People think of the ozone layer as a past-tense environmental … The post International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer appeared first on Earth 911. More: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.

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The Ozone Layer Protects Us From UV Radiation - Can UV Protect Us From Coronavirus?

Forbes Green Tech

The ozone layer protects us from ultraviolet (UV) radiation, but can UV fight coronaviruses

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California Air Pollution Drops In Every County During Pandemic

CleanTechnica

Air Quality Health Policy & Politics Research Science black carbon California California air pollution carbon monoxide COVID-19 fine particulate matter fresno Fresno County Kings Kings County Madera Madera County Nitrogen dioxide ozone pandemics Particulate matter Sacramento San Diego Stanislaus Stanislaus CountyCalifornians have now been sheltering in place since March 20.

Last Month in Climate Science: More Injury-Related Deaths, Mass Seabird Die-Off, River Ice Disappearing

CleanTechnica

Climate Change Health Policy & Politics Research Science Water animals Antarctica birds crime ecosystems Extreme weather fires Fires and Climate Change glaciers Global Weirding irrigation oceans ozone layer permafrost river ice sea ice sea level rise temperature rise the flu violent crime WildfiresEvery month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts.

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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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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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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The Most Successful Air Pollution Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of

The City Fix

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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. In the 1980s, scientists found a “ hole ” in the ozone layer — really just a large section that was getting precariously thin — caused by the use of potent chemicals called CFCs. 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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Industry Groups Sued EPA Over Obama Ozone Standards. Under Trump, They Support Them

DeSmogBlog

Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) announcement that the agency would not be strengthening air quality standards for ozone pollution, the main ingredient in smog. Read time: 6 mins Large business and industry associations representing the fossil fuel industry welcomed a July 13 U.S. Ironically, some of these same groups previously fought in court against those standards when they were set in 2015 during the Obama administration — the same standards they are now praising.

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Effect of COVID-19 on Environment

The Environmental Blog

Due to air pollution the ozone layer gets depleted and that was nothing but an indication of increasing global warming. The above image shows how much pollution level was in 2019 and hence ozone layer was disappeared. The ozone layer is recovering it indicates the pollution level is reduced and hence it shows that the global warming is also reduced slowly. In the above image in 2020 there is an appearance of ozone layer due to the deduction of pollution level.

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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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Which Countries Require Venues To Offer Free Drinking Water?

AGreenLiving

Eco appeared-first business & policy earth911-com- first-on-earth911 layer- ozone require venues-means whichOffering safe, accessible, and free drinking water in venues means … The post Which Countries Require Venues To Offer Free Drinking Water? appeared first on Earth911.com. Read more: Which Countries Require Venues To Offer Free Drinking Water?

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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. An interdisciplinary team from New York University (NYU) and the University of Western Australia is utilizing robotic fish to curb the damaging effects of invasive species by scaring the invaders enough so that they reproduce less. For the study, the invasive species in question are mosquitofish.

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Sponsored content: Green chiller is cool choice

Envirotec Magazine

Mackie’s green initiative involves replacing the gases used in its refrigeration plants from HCFC – which have a very high global warming potential – to ammonia, an environmentally-friendly refrigerant that has no impact on global warming or ozone depletion.

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. If you’ve ever had trouble seeing through the haze or found it hard to breathe while jogging by traffic, you’ve experienced the impact of low-quality air. It can make simple tasks harder and have adverse effects on your health.

How Reusing Items Can Help The Environment

The Environmental Blog

These affect natural habitats, produces acid rain and destroys the ozone layer because of global warming. These gases weaken our ozone layer and cause a lot of pollution and climatic changes. The environment is an important factor in sustaining flora and fauna. The health of human beings depends on the state of the environment as well. It’s the source of the food, water, air, and other relevant conditions that sustain life on earth.

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Study: Air pollution costs average London resident €1,294 a year

Business Green

Health costs incurred as a result of air pollution are collectively higher in London than any other city in Europe, according to study that quantifies how much money European city dwellers spend due to particulate matter, NO2, and ozone.

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Why we will never win the argument on climate change

Terra Infirma

I once saw ‘lukewarmer’/overseer of a major banking disaster Matt Ridley present a list of “Past Green Scares” which included acid rain, the hole in the ozone layer and, bizarrely, the millennium bug.

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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How COVID 19 Dramatically Change Our Environment

The Environmental Blog

NASA is monitoring our present environmental change, and for this NASA uses (OMI) Ozone Monitoring Instrument to realize the real changes of our present atmosphere condition in the globe. We all know about our present world Pandemic situation and many people died thousands are still sufferings and others are indirectly threatened by COVID 19 virus.

6 Foods that have as much protein as beef with much less of an environmental impact

The Environmental Blog

Greenhouse gases (methane, carbon dioxide, ozone, etc.) It’s seems like we’re seeing hype every week with regard to the two major plant-based meat companies: Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat.

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'Space-age': Sustainable laundry service Oxwash secures £1.4m backing

Business Green

A "space age" water-efficient, low-emissions laundry service that disinfects material using ozone gas has bagged £1.4m Moreover, its laundry service combines an ozone disinfection process developed for use in space and hospitals alongside more traditional thermal and chemical processes, the Oxford-based start-up explained. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and Indeed.com founder Paul Forster among high profile investors in green laundry start-up Oxwash.

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UK Lockdown and air pollution: Nitrogen dioxide halved but sulphur dioxide doubled, says study

Envirotec Magazine

and ozone, and to compare the data to the past seven years. A University of Liverpool study of air pollution in the UK during the first 100 days of lockdown seems to show that whilst nitrogen oxide levels were cut by half, levels of sulphur dioxide increased by over 100%.

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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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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. That’s why it’s important to develop the right marketing strategies that combine economic, social, and environmental goals. In that way, sustainability can be achieved and maintained while facing various business challenges.

Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet

GreenBiz

Take the phase-out and eventual ban on methyl bromide , a fumigant used to control pests in agriculture and shipping: Methyl bromide used to be injected into the ground to sterilize the soil before crops are planted, with 50 to 95 percent of it eventually entering the atmosphere and depleting the ozone layer, until it was phased out from 1994 to 2005. . Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet. Poornima Param…. Thu, 08/27/2020 - 01:00.

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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. The theme is Accelerating Innovations for Environmental Sustainability. One of the greatest problems that the world is facing today is that of environmental pollution, increasing with every passing year and causing grave and irreparable damage to the earth.

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Covid-19 risk greater in urban centres affected by air pollution

Envirotec Magazine

and ground-level ozone (O?) People living in polluted cities are more at risk from Covid-19, according to health experts cited in a 16 March report from the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), an advocacy group. Mortality rates for Covid-19 have been linked to the presence of pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory conditions – all factors with a demonstrable link to air pollution.

How stable isotopes help the fight against air pollution

Envirotec Magazine

particles derived from fossil fuel burning, ozone and volatile organic compounds, such as sulphate aerosols and nitrous oxides, which play a major role in causing worldwide issues with air quality. By Mike Seed, Sales and Product Manager at instrumentation firm Elementar UK.

Describing pollutant distribution in 3d

Envirotec Magazine

We also measure gases that are responsible for the formation of ground-level ozone, which is very harmful to human health,” said Schreier. A team led by environmental physicist Stefan Schreier at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna is attempting to build up a better picture of nitrogen dioxide pollution in the city.

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) Air quality expert EarthSense has announced a new release of its MappAir® high-resolution map of air pollution, with powerful new features and improved scalability from global down to 10 metres or street level.

Air and noise quality study will help inform Oxford City’s future environmental policy approach

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers at the University of Birmingham and University of Oxford have secured £207,000 funding from the Natural Environment Research Council to investigate the impacts of COVID-19 related public health measures upon air and noise quality in Oxford.

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Risk, doubt, and the burden of proof in the climate debate

GreenBiz

More often, it is implicitly built into the conversation, as it was in so many other public debates, like those over leaded gas, ozone and tobacco. Risk, doubt, and the burden of proof in the climate debate. Barbara Freese. Sat, 05/16/2020 - 14:20. Excerpted from " Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change " by Barbara Freese, published by the University of California Press.

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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