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DENVER>> Earth’s protective ozone layer is slowly but noticeably healing at a pace that would fully mend the hole over Antarctica in about 43 years, a new United Nations report says. A once-every-four-years scientific assessment found recovery in progress, more than 35 years after every natio...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
The Antarctic ozone hole last week peaked at a moderately large size for the third straight year — bigger than the size of North America — but experts say it’s still generally shrinking despite recent blips because of high-altitude cold weather. The ozone hole hit its peak size of more than 10 mill...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Chris Buckley and Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. Emissions from China of a banned gas that harms Earth’s ozone layer have sharply declined after increasing for several years, two teams of scientists said Wednesday, a sign that the Beijing government had made good on vows to crack d...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
New study concludes that "banked" CFCs have greenhouse gas impacts equal to all registered U.S. cars and slow the shrinking of the ozone hole. BY PHIL MCKENNA MAR 17, 2020Starting decades ago, international governments phased out a class of chemical refrigerants that harmed the ozone layer and fuel...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
More protection: U.N. says Earth’s ozone layer is healing “I don’t think we can do a victory lap until 2060,” one scientist warns. By SETH BORENSTEIN | The Associated Press November 5, 2018 at 11:13 pm WASHINGTON — Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by a...
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