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Tag: Chemistry
  1. Antarctic ice chemistry affected by ozone hole

    An international study demonstrates the impact of the ozone hole on environmental chemical processes at the South Pole.

    • Air Quality

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  2. Nuclear test on Bikini atoll in 1954.

    Smoke from nuclear war would devastate ozone layer, alter climate

    The massive columns of smoke generated by a nuclear war would alter the world’s climate for years and devastate the ozone layer, endangering both human health and food supplies, new research shows.

    • Climate

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  3. NASA satellite image of ozone over Arctic in October 2021

    Protecting the ozone layer is delivering vast health benefits

    International agreements to protect the ozone layer have been so successful that they will prevent an estimated 443 million cases of skin cancer and 63 million cataract cases for people born in the United States through the end of this century, according to new research.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate

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  4. New research reveals 2010 Montreal Protocol prevented rapid acceleration of climate change

    According to a new study published in the journal Nature, the global ban of chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting substances prescribed by the 1987 Montreal Protocol and its subsequent amendments has prevented the eventual collapse of the ozone layer, thereby shielding vegetation from harmful ultraviolet radiation.

    • Air Quality

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  5. Scientists decipher mechanism for formic acid formation

    An international team of researchers has determined the chemical processes behind the formation of atmospheric formic acid, which will lead to improved weather and climate models.

    • Air Quality

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