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
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.
2020 also saw the fourteenth-lowest levels of ozone – a key part of the atmosphere's shielding effect – in the past 33 years.
Fellow climate whistleblower Al Gore said Molina 'never backed down from political pressure, always spoke truth to power, grounded in science and reason.'
The ozone hole has a pattern of expanding around August every year, at the start of spring, and reaches a peak around October.
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 used the European Space Agency's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service to keep a track of the ozone hole.
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
The ozone-depleting substances have also caused about a third of all the global warming from 1955 to 2005.
The average hole in the ozone is 9.3 million sq km, much smaller than the 26.6 million square kilometres in 2006.
Scientists can identify areas emitting ozone harmful substances but the industries need to be identified as well.
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
Environmental reports say that 18 Chinese factories are still using ozone-depleting chemicals across 10 provinces
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.
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
"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."
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
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.