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2014-09-23 12:24:33

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, the leading coalition of US companies producing and using hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs), today presented the four-point action plan of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to reduce global HFC greenhouse gas emissions. The presentation was made as part of the CCAC High Level Assembly meeting as well as at the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit in New York City. The presentations...

2014-09-17 16:21:09

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will mark 50 years since the launch of the first Nimbus satellite with a free public event at its visitor center on Oct. 8, from noon to 5 p.m. EDT. Anyone wishing to attend are asked to register because seating is limited. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's Nimbus Earth-observation research satellite program began with the launch of Nimbus-1 on Aug....

2014-09-16 12:22:59

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy today announced support for policies and actions with a goal to reduce global hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions by 80 percent by 2050. "As technology companies, we firmly believe with the right global policies and incentives we can develop and deploy solutions that are both environmentally and economically effective to prevent ozone depletion and global warming emissions," said...

earth stratosphere
2014-09-16 06:49:17

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The layer of gas that protects us and all life on Earth from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation may be on the road to recovery, but as the world commemorates World Ozone Day on Tuesday, officials emphasize there is still much work to be done. Starting in 1994, the UN Assembly proclaimed that September 16 would be the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (or, alternatively, World Ozone Day). The date was...

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

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The ozone layer that protects the planet from harmful ultraviolet radiation is on the road to recovery, scientists from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced on Wednesday. According to BBC News environmental analyst Roger Harrabin, a new report compiled by an international team of 300 scientists reveals that the ozone layer is starting to show signs of thickening, and...

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

Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA High above Earth, more than 20 miles above sea level, a diaphanous layer of ozone surrounds our planet, absorbing energetic UV rays from the sun. It is, essentially, sunscreen for planet Earth. Without the ozone layer, we would be bathed in dangerous radiation on a daily basis, with side effects ranging from cataracts to cancer. People were understandably alarmed, then, in the 1980s when scientists noticed that manmade chemicals in the atmosphere were...

2014-09-05 16:20:47

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp. of Boulder, Colorado, for the Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite (OMPS) for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The JPSS-2 mission is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide global environmental data in low Earth polar...

2014-09-03 08:34:37

NEW YORK, September 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Persistence Market Research (http://www.persistencemarketresearch.com) "Global Market Study on Ozone Technology: Air and gas to Witness Highest Growth by 2020," the global ozone technology market was valued at USD 715.4 million in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% from 2014 to 2020, to reach an estimated value of USD 1,242.0 million in 2020. Browse the full Global Market Study on Ozone Technology: Air and gas to...

2014-08-22 12:22:04

Proposal to Lower the Standard Would Jeopardize Manufacturing Expansion WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Chemistry Council (ACC) Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs Michael Walls today testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee minority briefing in Lake Charles, La. regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) anticipated proposal to lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. The...

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

Steve Cole and Kathryn Hansen, NASA 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. Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), which was once used in applications such as dry cleaning and as a fire-extinguishing agent, was regulated in 1987 under the Montreal Protocol along with other chlorofluorocarbons that destroy ozone and contribute to the ozone hole over...


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