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2013-01-02 12:20:51

STONEY CREEK, Ontario, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chancery Resources, Inc. (OTC: CCRY), to become AirTrona International, Inc., a provider of ozone-based sanitation services, today announced that it had finalized plans for the marketing and implementation of its Master Franchise Program throughout the United States and Canada. CCRY's President, Jim Cairns, stated, "Our business continues to reflect consumers' demand for energy saving products, like our ozone laundry system. And, after...

2012-11-16 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the 25(th) anniversary meeting of the Montreal Protocol ended in Geneva, the Environmental Investigation Agency expressed disappointment that only limited progress was made to agree a phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Widely known as the most successful environmental treaty in history, the Montreal Protocol has taken definitive action over the last 25 years to phase-out ozone depleting substances (ODS). These actions have set the...

2012-11-09 16:22:54

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: As the Montreal Protocol celebrates its 25(th) anniversary this week in Geneva, Switzerland, it stands as proof that coordinated global action can solve complex international environmental issues. By successfully phasing out the use of 98% of the chemicals that destroy the ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol put the ozone layer on the road to recovery and earned the...

2012-11-08 12:24:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy (Alliance), an industry coalition, today commended the U.S. government for successfully concluding 11 criminal and civil cases related to HCFC-22 refrigerant smuggling over the last two years. Individuals and companies were found guilty of various crimes related to the illegal importation or sale of over 3.3 million pounds of HCFC-22, fined over $1.5 million, required to forfeit proceeds of...

Antarctic Ozone Hole Getting Smaller
2012-10-25 05:04:49

[ Watch the Video: 2012 Ozone Hole Max ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to data from NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites, the average area covered by the Antarctic ozone hole this year was the second smallest in the last 20 years, which scientists attribute to warmer temperatures in the Antarctic lower stratosphere. The ozone reached its maximum size for the 2012 season on September 22. On this date, it covered...

2012-10-24 15:21:16

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The average area covered by the Antarctic ozone hole this year was the second smallest in the last 20 years, according to data from NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites. Scientists attribute the change to warmer temperatures in the Antarctic lower stratosphere. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The ozone hole reached its maximum size Sept. 22, covering 8.2 million square...

2012-10-24 11:20:26

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.'s Ozone and Mapping Profiler Suite (OMPS) has made its first ozone measurements of the Antarctic ozone hole since launching aboard NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite on Oct. 28, 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98688) According to NASA and NOAA, the 2012 satellite measurement map of the Antarctic ozone hole shows that it is the second-smallest in 20...

2012-10-23 11:21:52

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ApplianceSmart, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of local Minnesota-based Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCI), today announced that the company held a milestone event with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program and ENERGY STAR® at its new Eden Prairie retail store in Minnesota on Monday, October 22, 2012. ApplianceSmart's voluntary participation and...

Deep Ocean Currents Affected By Atmosphere
2012-09-24 11:23:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Atmospheric researchers at the University of Utah have uncovered a Rube Goldberg-like mechanism that begins in the polar stratosphere and drives global weather patterns through a chain of interactions, according to a new report. "It is not new that the stratosphere impacts the troposphere," said University of Utah professor Thomas Reichler, senior author of the report published in the journal Nature Geoscience. "It also is not new...

Antarctic Ozone Hole Is Shrinking
2012-09-15 08:17:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The United Nations reported Friday that the hole in the ozone layer is expected to be smaller this year over the Antarctic than last year. They claim this illustrates how a ban on harmful substances has slowed ozone depletion. The ozone layer in the Earth's atmosphere contains relatively high concentrations of ozone (03).  This layer is found mainly in the lower portion of the stratosphere and absorbs 97 — 99% of the Sun's...