What’s the latest with the ozone layer?

Envirotec Magazine

On 16 September, the world marked the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The European Space Agency (ESA) takes a closer look at this year’s ozone hole. The ozone layer in the atmosphere protects Earth from potentially harmful ultraviolet radiation.

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‘Farmers unaware of ozone’s impact on crop loss’

Eco-Business

Ozone pollution poses a serious threat to crop production and food security, but its invisible, odourless nature leaves farmers unaware

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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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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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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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Take precautions on ozone alert days

Greenability Magazine

Today, Kansas City will experience its first ozone alert day of the season. When ozone pollution is high, the air is unhealthy. Ozone pollution is formed when emissions from vehicles, lawn and garden equipment and other sources react in heat and sunlight.

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Understanding the Environmental Damage From Fireworks

Green Living Guy

Environment pollution air quality co2 emissions environmental damage Environmental impact fireworks ozone spark firesThe Fourth of July is just around the corner, and you’re likely looking forward to seeing a spectacular display with your loved ones.

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Longstanding peroxide-from-water conundrum succumbs to study

Envirotec Magazine

The formation of hydrogen peroxide at the air-water interface in microdroplets is not spontaneous as previously believed but is instead driven by ozone (image credit: © 2022 KAUST). They had listed ambient ozone as an interferent in aqueous H2O2 measurements”, explains Mishra.

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Los Angeles gets an F in air quality

Inhabitat - Innovation

This year's installation of the American Lung Association's State of the Air report gave Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties an F in particle and ozone pollution

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

The City Fix

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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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The ‘environmental crime of the century’ solved

Grist

The gas, CFC-11, was banned in 2010 under the Montreal Protocol — the international treaty to eliminate substances that wreck the Earth’s protective ozone layer. Years of efforts to protect the ozone layer might be reversed if the emissions continued, experts warned.

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Less air pollution leads to higher crop yields, says study

Envirotec Magazine

These gases can directly damage crop cells and indirectly affect them through their role as precursors to formation of ozone, an airborne toxin known to reduce crop yields, and particulate matter aerosols that can absorb and scatter sunlight away from crops.

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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Is It Possible To Prevent Global Warming?

The Environmental Blog

In the atmosphere, there have been significant increases in the amount of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases that reduce the concentration of ozone (O3) and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O).

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.

Early COVID-19 lockdowns had less impact on urban air quality than first believed

Envirotec Magazine

In parallel, the lockdowns caused (weather-corrected) concentrations of ozone in cities to increase. NO2 is a key air pollutant from traffic emissions, associated with respiratory problems, while ozone is also harmful to health, and damages crops.

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Customisable air pollution alerts now available for monitor series

Envirotec Magazine

The new feature enables users to set up, manage and delete alerts for air pollutants which are appropriate to their monitoring needs, including nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3) and particulate matter (PM1, PM2.5,

Lockdown impacts: New study collects data on pollutants in the atmosphere

Envirotec Magazine

It focuses on the following air pollutants: nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter, ozone, ammonia, sulfur dioxide, black carbon, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and carbon monoxide. In contrast, ozone levels increased.

How Much Work is Needed to Make Recycling Economically Sustainable?

Green Living Guy

Environmental issues like acid rain, global warming, ozone layer depletion, climate change, and water pollution have raised major concerns for several nations, organizations, and groups. In recent years, the exploitation and degradation of our environment have risen at an alarming rate.

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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.

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Measuring NOx in combustion

Envirotec Magazine

The chemiluminescence reaction of ozone and nitric oxide causes the oxidation of nitric oxide (NO) to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) which generates photons that are measured using a photomultiplier tube. Typically, at Signal Group, the flows of ozone and sample are set in a ratio of 10:1.

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Study: Urban air quality improved less during Covid-19 lockdown than previously thought

Business Green

Researchers reveal NO2 emission reductions during first lockdown were lower than previously thought, amidst warnings ozone levels actually increased. Ozone and nitrous oxide emissions are proven to exacerbate a number of significant respiratory health complications.

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Prevention: A profitable mindset when it comes to gas leaks

Envirotec Magazine

CFCs have a high chlorine content and have been linked strongly to ozone depletion and global warming. HCFCs were considered an improvement when they were first introduced, as they have lower chlorine and make a lesser contribution to ozone depletion and global warming.

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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.

Healthy choices helper?

Envirotec Magazine

These work by sensing a change in resistance in the air, and have separate sensing elements for oxidising gases (like NO2 and ozone) and reducing gases (CO, VOCs, and OH-group gases). Ozone and NOx seem to present the greatest danger to human health, suggests Kiirsk.

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US, China commit to phase down climate-warming HFCs from refrigerators and air conditioners – but what will replace them this time?

Renewable Energy World

CFCs were destroying the ozone layer high in the Earth’s atmosphere, which is essential for protecting life from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation. They largely saved the world from impending ozone disaster, and they are now found in refrigerators and heat pumps everywhere.

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TED Talk: 3 Strategies for Effectively Talking About Climate Change

Strategic Sustainability Consulting

When people are asked to explain climate change, many think it has something to do with the hole in the ozone layer. Marshall says, “More than four in 10 Americans think the ozone hole actually causes global warming. Everyone loves a TED Talk.

Air pollution significantly reduces pollination by confusing butterflies and bees

Envirotec Magazine

The study, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, used a purpose-built fumigation facility to regulate levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) – present in diesel exhaust fumes – and ozone in an open field environment. Image credit: Patty O’Hearn Kickham , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.

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.

Sanitisation chamber to support clothing and PPE reuse

Envirotec Magazine

Dr Yaseen added: “The eco-friendly solution uses ozone gas to decontaminate fabrics, which subsequently helps to reduce the use of water and avoid negative environmental impacts from detergent use.

Publicly accessible, hyper-local air quality sensor network launches in Camden

Envirotec Magazine

Friday, 17 June, the hottest day of the year so far, saw unhealthy levels of Ozone across the Borough.

China’s new frontier for VOC regulations

GreenBiz

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) combine with nitrogen oxide to create ozone, a key precursor to smog. When energy use surges in the autumn and winter seasons, particulate matter and ozone increase to dangerously high levels. China’s new frontier for VOC regulations. Shuying Xu.

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4 Ways COVID-19 Disposables Will Affect the Environment

The Environmental Blog

Unfortunately, the extraction of these resources produces toxic emissions and potentially dangerous chemicals such as benzene, carbon monoxide, ethylbenzene, hydrogen sulfide, ozone, sulfur dioxide, toluene, and xylene.

Mapping data used for air-pollution postcode checker

Envirotec Magazine

The firm says the data will allow customers to identify nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), sulphur dioxide (SO2), particulate matter PM2.5

Heated VOC analyser goes portable

Envirotec Magazine

VOCs are significant air pollutants because they act as precursors to tropospheric (ground level) ozone and secondary organic aerosols (particulate matter), both of which represent significant health hazards.

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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.