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Rogue Chinese factories that damage ozone by using illegal gases

In May 2018, a surprising study found that the atmosphere had an "unexpected and sustained increase" in chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). At that time, scientists could not accurately pinpoint the exact location of the polluting and ozone-damaging gas, but later media reports suggested it was leading to a rural industrial city in China. Now, a new study confirms the rise of CFCs …

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China launches illegal greenhouse gas destroying the ozone layer: study

Factories in the Chinese province of Shandong. Zhang Peng | LightRocket | Getty Images The emission of an illegal greenhouse gas destroying the earth's ozone layer has increased – and according to a new study, China is responsible for "a significant portion" of this increase. The study published on Wednesday showed that China accounted for between 40% and 60% of …

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Ozone layer: Forbidden CFCs that date back to China, scientists say

Image rights Getty Images Caption Much of the CFC-11 gas was used for house insulation Researchers say they have tracked down the root causes of a mysterious rise in a dangerous, ozone-depleting chemical in recent times. CFC-11 was primarily used for housing insulation, but global production should be discontinued in 2010. Scientists, however, have noted a sharp slowdown in fatigue …

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More protection: UN says the ozone layer is healing the earth

Posted: Nov 5, 2018 8:00 AM Updated: Nov 5, 2018 08:06 [WST] WASHINGTON (AP) – Earth's protective ozone layer eventually heals from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolant New United Nations report said. The ozone layer has been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientists have raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals have been abolished worldwide. Therefore, the upper ozone …

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Global efforts to protect the ozone could work, the report said Environment

A 31-year global agreement to reduce ozone depleting chemicals could finally pay off, according to a new report. Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that there was a hole in the ozone. Above Antarctica, September was not as big as 20 years ago. Ozone is a layer above the surface that acts "like a sunscreen" to protect …

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UN reports that the ozone hole could heal in our lifetime

Photo: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (Flickr) When the world comes together, it can actually solve big problems. A typical example: The ozone hole, which, if all goes according to plan, could be cured in the 2060s, says a new report by the United Nations. According to the report, a decade-long international treaty bans ozone – Chemical degradation has led …

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Ozone layer hole will completely heal within 50 years & # 39;

(CNN) – The hole in the Earth's ozone layer should be completely cured within 50 years, climate change experts predict in a new UN report. The ozone layer is a fragile gas shield around the planet protecting animal and plant life from the strong ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. When the ozone layer is weakened, more UV rays can …

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UN says the Earth's ozone layer is finally healing

By SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) – Earth's protective ozone layer eventually heals from damage caused by aerosol sprays and refrigerants, according to a new United Nations report. The ozone layer had become thinner since the late 1970s. Scientists have raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals have been abolished worldwide. Therefore, the upper ozone layer over the northern hemisphere should be …

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U. N. says the Earth's ozone layer heals damage

WASHINGTON – The earth's protective ozone layer eventually heals from damage caused by aerosol sprays and refrigerants, according to a new United Nations report. The ozone layer had become thinner since the late 1970s. Scientists have raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals have been abolished worldwide. Therefore, the upper ozone layer over the northern hemisphere should be completely repaired in …

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