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Hole in Earth's protective ozone layer larger than usual and surpasses size of Antartica, say scientists
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Hole in Earth's protective ozone layer larger than usual and surpasses size of Antartica, say scientists

Atmospheric ozone absorbs ultraviolet light coming from the sun. Its absence means more of this high-energy radiation reaches the Earth, where it can harm living cells

China cracks down on ozone layer harming gas as scientists find tangible drop in emissions
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China cracks down on ozone layer harming gas as scientists find tangible drop in emissions

CFC-11 was outlawed a decade ago under the Montreal Protocol when research revealed its effects on the ozone, along with the effects of similar widely used chemicals.

Deep ozone hole over Antarctica to stick around till end-November after September peak
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Deep ozone hole over Antarctica to stick around till end-November after September peak

2020 also saw the fourteenth-lowest levels of ozone – a key part of the atmosphere's shielding effect – in the past 33 years.

Nobel laureate Mario Molina dies at 77, after sounding alarm for ozone layer depletion in 1974
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Nobel laureate Mario Molina dies at 77, after sounding alarm for ozone layer depletion in 1974

Fellow climate whistleblower Al Gore said Molina 'never backed down from political pressure, always spoke truth to power, grounded in science and reason.'

Ozone hole over Antarctica has grown to its largest size in years, EU program reports
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Ozone hole over Antarctica has grown to its largest size in years, EU program reports

The ozone hole has a pattern of expanding around August every year, at the start of spring, and reaches a peak around October.

International Ozone day: Everything you need to know about Vienna Convention, Montreal Protocol
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International Ozone day: Everything you need to know about Vienna Convention, Montreal Protocol

This year, the theme for the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is ‘Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection’.

Scientists say ozone layer hole, discovered last month, over the Arctic region has healed itself
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Scientists say ozone layer hole, discovered last month, over the Arctic region has healed itself

Scientists used the European Space Agency's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service to keep a track of the ozone hole.

Scientists find another hole in the ozone layer, and this one’s over the Arctic
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Scientists find another hole in the ozone layer, and this one’s over the Arctic

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.

Ozone layer is recovering, thanks to climate change treaty signed over 30 years ago, finds study
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Ozone layer is recovering, thanks to climate change treaty signed over 30 years ago, finds study

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

Ozone-depleting substances caused half of Arctic warming, sea ice loss from 1955 to 2005
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Ozone-depleting substances caused half of Arctic warming, sea ice loss from 1955 to 2005

The ozone-depleting substances have also caused about a third of all the global warming from 1955 to 2005.

Ozone layer over the south pole is the smallest it's ever been since its discovery
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Ozone layer over the south pole is the smallest it's ever been since its discovery

The average hole in the ozone is 9.3 million sq km, much smaller than the 26.6 million square kilometres in 2006.

Eastern China has been pinpointed as a source of rogue ozone-depleting emissions
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Eastern China has been pinpointed as a source of rogue ozone-depleting emissions

Scientists can identify areas emitting ozone harmful substances but the industries need to be identified as well.

Massive burst of gamma-rays from nearby star system a real possibility: Astronomers
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Massive burst of gamma-rays from nearby star system a real possibility: Astronomers

A gamma-ray burst of this nature has the capacity to strip the Earth of its ozone layer: Study.

Factories in China still using illegal ozone-depleting CFCs, claims UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency report
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Factories in China still using illegal ozone-depleting CFCs, claims UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency report

Environmental reports say that 18 Chinese factories are still using ozone-depleting chemicals across 10 provinces

Donald Trump's support to the Montreal Protocol on protecting ozone layer is a pleasant surprise
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Donald Trump's support to the Montreal Protocol on protecting ozone layer is a pleasant surprise

While US President Donald Trump is walking out of the keenly-negotiated Paris pact, he has surprisingly decided to support the Montreal Protocol, including its 2.0 version.

These microscopic, 8-legged, Tardigrades can survive an apocalypse
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These microscopic, 8-legged, Tardigrades can survive an apocalypse

Such is the body resistance of these 8-legged Tardigrades that they can persist to live for 100 years before they can rehydrate.

World Environment Day: The need for real change in the age of keyboard warriors and hashtag activism
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World Environment Day: The need for real change in the age of keyboard warriors and hashtag activism

"Only if we, the keyboard warriors also knew, that posting and hash-tagging is important, but it is only a catalyst to change. Real change is brought about on ground."

Environment ministry plays nationalism card in ozone related deaths, rejects global study
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Environment ministry plays nationalism card in ozone related deaths, rejects global study

Union Environment Minister Anil Dave rejected the State of Global Air report 2017 report stating that a "proud nation" always believes in its own data

India’s plan for reducing global warming gases would cost less and have even smaller impact
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India’s plan for reducing global warming gases would cost less and have even smaller impact

In a 54-acre manufacturing facility in Shirwal, about 190 km south of India’s financial capital, Mumbai, a man wearing protective eyewear used a gun-like device to pump Isobutane, a refrigerant, into the back panel of a refrigerator.