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2012-09-06 06:22:07

How the U.S. Helped Solve the Biggest Environmental Crisis the World Had Ever Seen OWINGS MILLS, Md., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maryland Public Television (MPT) presents Shattered Sky: The Battle for Energy, Economy and Environment, a gripping account of the extraordinary events that led to America's global leadership in preserving the Earth's ozone layer. Shattered Sky explores why this triumph in international cooperation is a model for addressing global climate change...

Extreme Weather And Global Warming
2012-08-21 09:01:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the keynote address at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia, Nobel Laureate Mario J. Molina stressed that the latest scientific evidence has only strengthened the link between human activity and extreme weather events and global warming. Molina has some experience in working with human-atmospheric interactions on a global scale. The University of California, San Diego professor...

2012-07-30 15:46:54

The destruction of atmospheric ozone can take place within newly forming Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSCs), which serve as the battleground for manmade chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to attack and destroy ozone. These clouds form when clusters of frozen water "pick up" other atmospheric molecules such as methane, nitrogen oxides, and water molecules, similar to the way a snowball's girth increases as it rolls down a mountainside. Most previously established atmospheric models have assumed that a...

Summer Storms Cause Ozone Depletion In United States
2012-07-27 09:49:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It was in the 1970s that the British Antarctic Survey discovered a hole in the ozone layer above the Antarctic Circle, and in 1985, when the first measurements were taken, researchers were dumbfounded by the dramatic drop in ozone levels. The concern was so great that it eventually led to the ban of all products containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which were confirmed to be the root cause of the ozone depletion. Fast forward...

2012-07-26 02:24:30

BANGKOK, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: For the fourth year in a row, Brazil, China and India have prevented formal talks at the Montreal Protocol on proposals to end global production and use of the most powerful known greenhouse gases (GHGs). Their positions at this week's MP Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group were in direct contravention of language that all three nations agreed to in last...

2012-07-18 23:41:10

Establishing a more stringent ozone standard in the U.S. would significantly reduce ozone-related premature mortality and morbidity, according to a new study published online July 18 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. "Abundant evidence links exposure to ozone with adverse health effects, including impaired pulmonary function, asthma exacerbations, increased hospital and emergency room visits, and increased mortality, yet the current National Ambient Air Quality Standard of...

2012-07-10 06:22:27

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), a leading verifier of forest carbon offsets, has expanded the scope of its carbon offset verification services in response to escalating demand created by the launch of California's Cap and Trade program. The company is now accredited to verify landfill gas offsets under the Climate Action Reserve protocol and the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), and is pursuing accreditation related to the...

2012-05-18 11:15:02

UC Riverside-led team identifies black carbon and tropospheric ozone as most likely drivers of large-scale atmospheric circulation change in the Northern hemisphere tropics Black carbon aerosols and tropospheric ozone, both manmade pollutants emitted predominantly in the Northern Hemisphere's low- to mid-latitudes, are most likely pushing the boundary of the tropics further poleward in that hemisphere, new research by a team of scientists shows. While stratospheric ozone depletion has...

2012-05-03 18:20:17

BOSTON, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Electrolytic Ozone, Inc. (www.eoi-oxygen.com) has developed an exclusive solid boron-doped synthetic diamond ozone production technology enabling a new class of compact applications that have previously been impractical. The characteristics of the solid synthetic diamond electrode at the heart of the EOI Active Diamond Electrolytic Process Technology (ADEPT(TM)) enables greater reliability, greater sanitizing power in a more compact cell, and enhanced user...

2012-05-03 18:20:15

BOSTON, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Electrolytic Ozone, Inc. has launched a new sanitizing spray bottle that replaces chemical sanitizers in restaurant and institutional settings with on-demand activated oxygen (also called ozone, O3) dissolved in water. The EOI Sanitizing Spray Bottle (SB100-Industrial) is a handheld sprayer that turns common drinking water into a surface sanitizer more powerful than chlorine, but without chlorine's dangerous fumes or residue. The...