2020 also saw the fourteenth-lowest levels of ozone – a key part of the atmosphere's shielding effect – in the past 33 years.
Exposure of young population to air pollution may increase risks of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, other neurodegenerative diseases
Fine particulate air pollution usually shoots up during the winter months, especially in parts of North India, due to crop burning and excessive bursting of firecrackers.
The ozone hole has a pattern of expanding around August every year, at the start of spring, and reaches a peak around October.
Last year, the cyclone season was a monster with six severe, six very severe, and three extremely severe cyclone storms.
The ozone hole over the Arctic, less than 1 million sq. km, is much smaller than Antarctica's hole that can reach a size of 20 to 25 million sq. km.
Earth’s ozone layer, responsible for protecting the planet from Sun’s ultraviolet rays, has been healing and might even fully recover, a recent study has revealed
Like other greenhouse gases, ozone also affects how heat is reflected or absorbed near the Earth's surface.
Humans are prove to be ultimate generalists owing more to technology than evolution.
CFCs are chemicals that deplete the ozone layer, the thin gaseous shield that protects life on Earth from dangerous solar rays.
Ozone pollution spikes in Delhi-NCR: Study by Centre for Science and Environment finds green areas to be more vulnerable
Spike in ozone pollution has emerged as a rising threat for the already polluted Delhi and NCR with a new study finding "green areas more vulnerable".
A hole in the Earth's ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September due to warm air was the smallest this year since 1988.
Delhi, NCR hit alarming levels of Ozone pollution; 77 percent of days in May exceed CPCB prescribed limits
Ozone pollution has reached alarming levels in Delhi and NCR,Levels went from 19 percent to 77 percent in Feb-May period for days exceeding pollution limits
Although Delhi's air quality is getting worse with each passing day, the peaks in surface-level ozone, a key air pollutant, has been lower this month as compared to April last year.
The 2015 Antarctic ozone hole area was larger and formed later than in recent years, scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have said.