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Tag: Ecosystems
  1. 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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  2. Cover crops left over winter in a field stick up above the snow.

    Cover crops may increase winter temperatures in North America

    Cover crops grown in fields during winter may be warming temperatures in the northern United States and southern Canada, according to a new study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The crops, a land management strategy farmers use between growing seasons, create a darker surface than a snow-covered field, absorbing more heat from the Sun and producing a local warming effect.

    • Climate

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