Quantcast

Latest Frank Sherwood Rowland Stories

141102571
2012-03-12 16:26:42

The man who first suspected that the Earth's protective ozone layer was being depleted has died at the age of 84-years-old. Sherwood Rowland, a U.S. chemistry professor, published a paper on the dangers of chloroflourocarbons (CFCs) in 1974. He received a Nobel Prize for his work 20 years later because at the time of his paper being published his ideas were ridiculed. Rowland was a University of California researcher who, along with colleagues, led to some restrictions being placed...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.