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World Ozone Day 2014 Progress But The Mission Has Not Yet

World Ozone Day 2014: Progress, But The Mission Has Not Yet Been Accomplished

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...

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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...

2014-06-04 15:04:14

University of East Anglia Scientists at the University of East Anglia have found two new chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and one new hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) in the atmosphere. The research, published today in the journal Atmosphere, comes after another four man-made gases were discovered by the same team in March. Scientists made the discovery by comparing today's air samples with air collected between 1978 and 2012 in unpolluted Tasmania, and samples taken during aircraft...

stratospheric ozone intrusion
2014-04-11 13:12:51

[ Watch the Video: Ozone-Rich Air Descends From On High ] Kathryn Hansen, NASA's Earth Science News Team Outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado's Front Range are occasionally rewarded with remarkable visibility brought about by dry, clear air and wind. But it's what people in the mountainous U.S. West can't see in conditions like this – ozone plunging down to the ground from high in the stratosphere, the second layer of the atmosphere – that has attracted the interest of NASA scientists,...

Four New Ozone-Depleting Gases Discovered In Earth's Atmosphere
2014-03-10 10:15:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from a European team of scientists has identified four new artificial gases in the atmosphere that are depleting the ozone layer, according to a report published Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience. The report estimated that nearly 82,000 tons of three newly identified chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and one newly found hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) have been released into the atmosphere. “Our research has shown four...

NASA To Search For Climate Change Clues In The Tropopause
2014-01-18 05:41:07

[ Watch the Video: Global Hawk Gets To Work In The Western Pacific ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA has deployed their pilot-less Global Hawk research aircraft in the western Pacific in order to monitor changes to the upper atmosphere and discover how changes there are impacting the planet’s climate. The mission, announced by the US space agency on Friday, is part of their Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX) airborne science campaign....

2014-01-17 12:20:36

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's uncrewed Global Hawk research aircraft is in the western Pacific region on a mission to track changes in the upper atmosphere and help researchers understand how these changes affect Earth's climate. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Deployed from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., the Global Hawk landed at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam Thursday at approximately 5 p.m....

Inside Ozone Hole NASA Data
2013-12-12 10:27:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A small hole in the Earth’s protective ozone layer appears annually over Antarctica and scientists have found that the 2012 ozone hole was the second-smallest hole since the mid 1980s. However, NASA scientists have also found that the hole in the ozone layer isn’t near to completely closing despite an international agreement to limit the emissions of ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) more than 20 years ago –...

2013-08-25 23:03:38

Following an article published by Patch on August 9, 2013, entitled “Madison Biz Recycles Your Styrofoam,” New environmental site, SunshineBloggers, discusses new ways to use Styrofoam while urging consumers to make safer decisions. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 25, 2013 Inspired by the August 9th Patch.com article “Madison Biz Recycles Your Styrofoam,” SunshineBloggers (a new environmental site) urges buyers to utilize products made of safer materials. The use of Styrofoam has...

Slight Global Warming May Come From Ozone Winds
2013-08-09 08:27:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Laypeople tend to mix up the ozone hole and global warming. The popular belief is that the hole is a major cause of the world’s increasing average temperature. On the other hand, scientists have long attributed the ozone shortage in the hole to a small cooling trend. A new computer model study, led by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, suggests that there might be a slight warming influence from the ozone hole. The influence is...

Study Says Ozone-protection Treaty Had Climate Benefits Also
2013-08-06 07:36:47

The Earth Institute at Columbia University The global treaty that headed off destruction of earth's protective ozone layer has also prevented major disruption of global rainfall patterns, even though that was not a motivation for the treaty, according to a new study in the Journal of Climate. The 1987 Montreal Protocol phased out the use of chloroflourocarbons, or CFCs, a class of chemicals that destroy ozone in the stratosphere, allowing more ultraviolet radiation to reach earth's...


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This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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