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EPA Science Advisory Board Full of Industry Shills Calls Air Pollution Research 'Not Trustworthy'

EPA Science Advisory Board Full of Industry Shills Calls Air Pollution Research 'Not Trustworthy'

A study released last week in the medical journal the BMJ put into stark relief the deadly toll of ozone pollution. Researchers found cities plagued by this pollution saw 6,000 additional deaths each
Where does smoke go to die in the atmosphere?

Where does smoke go to die in the atmosphere?

The smoke from burning forests, like those in Australia, can travel around the world in about a week. But eventually, poof. All the smoke dissipates. Where does it all go?
Extreme Arctic melting has a new suspect: The same powerful gases screwing over the ozone

Extreme Arctic melting has a new suspect: The same powerful gases screwing over the ozone

They were once abundant, in our hairsprays, bug sprays, and refrigerators. And then scientists figured out these substances ripped a hole in the ozone layer, leading to a 1987 plan to phase them out

The World Solved the Ozone Problem. It Can Solve Climate Change.

The same tools that fixed the ozone hole — science, innovation and international action — can address it.

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From biomimicry breakthroughs to advancements in quantum computing, our roundup of the internet this week The US Air Force Leans on Biomimicry for New Body Armor The US Air Force plans to research
The 2019 Ozone Layer Hole Is Now the Smallest on Record

The 2019 Ozone Layer Hole Is Now the Smallest on Record

Unusual weather patterns have sharply shrunk the ozone hole this year. While the size of the improvement is unusual, the ozone layer is on a long-term track towards recovery. The post The 2019 Ozone
The Ozone Hole Is the Smallest It's Been Since 1982

The Ozone Hole Is the Smallest It's Been Since 1982

While this is great news, scientists say it’s not a sign that the ozone layer is “on a fast track to recovery.”
2019 Had the Smallest Ozone Hole on Record, No Thanks to Us

2019 Had the Smallest Ozone Hole on Record, No Thanks to Us

In 2019, good news is in short supply, let alone news showing we can actually solve a pressing global problem. So folks, savor this: The ozone hole hit its smallest maximum extent ever recorded. It
Study Pinpoints Source of Banned Gas That Saps Ozone Layer: Eastern China

Study Pinpoints Source of Banned Gas That Saps Ozone Layer: Eastern China

An international team of researchers said Wednesday that two provinces in China were the source of most of the emissions of a banned gas that harms the ozone layer.
Study Pinpoints Source of Banned Gas That Saps Ozone Layer: Eastern China

Study Pinpoints Source of Banned Gas That Saps Ozone Layer: Eastern China

An international team of researchers said Wednesday that two provinces in China were the source of most of the emissions of a banned gas that harms the ozone layer.
Study Pinpoints Source of Banned Gas That Saps Ozone Layer: Eastern China

Study Pinpoints Source of Banned Gas That Saps Ozone Layer: Eastern China

An international team of researchers said Wednesday that two provinces in China were the source of most of the emissions of a banned gas that harms the ozone layer.
These six cities have the cleanest air in the US

These six cities have the cleanest air in the US

Air like this is hard to come by.
These are the US cities with the worst air pollution

These are the US cities with the worst air pollution

California cities top the lists in all categories.
Air pollution is a bigger killer than tobacco use in India

Air pollution is a bigger killer than tobacco use in India

Air pollution the third biggest national health risk in India.
The 99 best things that happened in 2018

The 99 best things that happened in 2018

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Cutting back on harmful chemicals is definitely healing the ozone layer

Cutting back on harmful chemicals is definitely healing the ozone layer

Global warming is on the tip of everyone's tongue these days, and with good reason, but it wasn't long ago that the biggest environmental talking point was the depletion of Earth's ozone layer.
More Evidence Points to China as Source of Ozone-Depleting Gas

More Evidence Points to China as Source of Ozone-Depleting Gas

A refrigerator factory in Shandong Province, China. Officials in Beijing have vowed to crack down on rogue factories.
More Evidence Points to China as Source of Ozone-Depleting Gas

More Evidence Points to China as Source of Ozone-Depleting Gas

A refrigerator factory in Shandong Province, China. Officials in Beijing have vowed to crack down on rogue factories.