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2011 japan earthquake
2015-03-27 10:08:19

The March 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan was reportedly responsible for at least 15,000 deaths and damage to more than one million buildings, and new research indicates that effects of the catastrophic event are still being felt in the climate today.

2015-01-26 12:22:34

Product line now includes refrigerants for supermarket, chiller and air conditioning systems with lower global warming potentials than the refrigerants they replace MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Jan.

ozone hole
2014-11-03 03:00:03

The Antarctic ozone hole reached its annual peak size on Sept. 11, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The size of this year’s hole was 24.1 million square kilometers (9.3 million square miles) — an area roughly the size of North America.

2014-09-23 16:22:44

Initiative Marks Milestone Toward Reducing HFC Greenhouse Gas Emissions NEW YORK, Sept.

2014-09-23 12:24:47

Initiative to Reduce Food Spoilage, Increase Efficiency, and Reduce HFC Emissions NEW YORK, Sept.

ozone layer recovering
2014-09-11 09:10:05

The ozone layer that protects the planet from harmful ultraviolet radiation is on the road to recovery, scientists from the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.

earth atmosphere ozone layer mystery
2014-09-08 05:20:11

Thanks to the Montreal Protocol, ozone-depleting chemicals have declined and the ozone hole appears to be on the mend. Yet, despite its success, something is not … quite … right.

largest ozone hole over Antarctica
2014-08-21 03:50:52

NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]