ozone depletion

Ozone not healing


October 21st, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Scientists worldwide are looking for evidence that the ozone layer is beginning to heal, but this year's data from Antarctica does not hint at a turnaround.National ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ozone hole ‘affecting climate change in Southern Hemisphere’


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Researchers at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science have found that the ozone hole, which is located over the South Pole, has affected the entire circulation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

BASIC countries environment ministers discuss climate change in Delhi


February 27th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Environment Ministers from BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India and China - met here on Sunday to assess the post Cancun climate change policy and actions ... Read more...

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US, India to convene Joint Task Force on reducing climate damaging HFCs


February 24th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.24 (ANI): The United States and India have agreed to convene a Joint Task Force (JTF) that will examine effective approaches to reduce the use of climate-damaging hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).The task ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ozone layer holes causing sunburn among whales


November 10th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) It's not just holidaymakers who need to protect themselves from the sun. Scientists have discovered that a growing number of whales too are at a risk of sunburn ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Whales also get sunburns!


November 10th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): A study from the University of London has found that even whales suffer the effects of exposure to strong UV rays, such as blisters and sunburns.The scientists studied ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bio-plastics ‘aren’t necessarily greener than oil-based relatives’


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Biopolymers are more eco-friendly, but farming and energy-intense chemical processing means they are dirtier to produce than petroleum-derived plastics, according to a new study.University of Pittsburgh researchers suggest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change will lead to less ultraviolet radiation over northern high latitudes


September 16th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, September 16 (ANI): A new study by University of Toronto (U of T) physicists has shown that climate change will lead to less ultraviolet radiation over northern high latitudes.They discovered that ... Read more...

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Ozone layer changes may increase UV radiation in tropics


September 16th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 16 (IANS) Ozone layer alterations, prompted by climate change, will enhance ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the tropics and Antarctica, according to a discovery by physicists. "Climate change is an established fact, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Existing governments and institutions powerless to cope with man made crises


September 12th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): A group of eminent environmental scientists and economists has warned that the world faces a compounding series of crises driven by human activity, which existing governments and institutions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indoor plants can reduce toxic ozone levels in offices, homes


September 9th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Potted plants in the house can make indoor air healthier by cutting down ozone levels, according to a new study.Ozone, the main component of air pollution, also known ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Laughing gas’ leaves ozone layer in splits


August 28th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): A new study has determined that nitrous dioxide, popularly known as 'laughing gas', has now become the largest ozone-depleting substance emitted through human activities, and is expected to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientific breakthrough will lead to more accurate weather forecasts


August 7th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): A breakthrough by engineers at Queen's University Belfast's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), may lead to more accurate global weather forecasts and a better understanding ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ozone hole responsible for saturation in Southern Ocean’s CO2 absorption


June 27th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that the ozone hole is responsible for the drop in carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption in the Southern Ocean, which is considered ... Read more...

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Rocket launches may need regulation to prevent ozone depletion


April 1st, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): A new study by researchers in California and Colorado has suggested that the global market for rocket launches may require more stringent regulation in order to prevent significant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming may delay recovery of stratospheric ozone


February 5th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that increasing greenhouse gases could delay, or even postpone indefinitely the recovery of stratospheric ozone in some regions of the Earth.The study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change to adversely impact Pakistan: Pachauri


January 14th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Pakistan is responsible for only a small fraction of global warming but is among the countries that will be hit hardest by the effects of climate change, R.K. ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mountains in Antarctica can help destroy ozone layer


January 5th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): In a new research, it has been observed that mountain waves in the atmosphere above Antarctica create rare clouds that are helping destroy the ozone layer.Over the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ozone hole over Antarctica weakens carbon sink in Southern Ocean


December 10th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica may be impairing the Southern Oceans ability to mop up carbon dioxide (CO2) ... Read more...

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Scientists use latest technology to examine aerosol particles that influence clouds


July 26th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): Scientists are using instruments like an aerosol mass spectrometer to examine the life cycles of atmospheric aerosols that can absorb and scatter light and influence the lifetime ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ozone hole recovery to have profound impact on climate change


June 13th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A new study, using computer models, has found that the closing of the ozone hole may significantly affect climate change in the Southern Hemisphere, and therefore, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Full ozone hole recovery may hasten Antarctic warming


April 25th, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 25 (IANS) A complete recovery of stratospheric ozone hole could modify climate change in the southern hemisphere and even hasten Antarctic warming, according to scientists of University of Colorado and ... Read more...

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Ozone hole recovery may reshape southern hemisphere climate change


April 25th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 25 (ANI): A new study has determined that recovering the Antarctic ozone hole may help in modifying climate change in the southern hemisphere and even amplify Antarctic warming.Scientists from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soot, diesel exhaust worst culprits in global warming


March 24th, 2008 - 11:21 am ICT by admin
New York, March 24 (IANS) Black carbon pollution - soot, diesel exhaust - is a greater contributor to global warming than believed earlier, according to leading atmospheric scientist V. Ramanathan of the ... Read more...

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