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Another ozone-depleting substance on the rise – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on June 28th, 2017.

Now that CFCs and HFCs have been phased out, some smaller ozone-depleting substances are on the red list, with dichloromethane (DCM) identified as an increasing threat by British researchers. DCM is a common industrial solvent that was not regulated under the Montreal Protocol because it has a shorter life-span than other substances, but it still […]

Ozone loss slows, new climate impacts loom – global report

Dacia Herbulock posted in on September 11th, 2014.

Destruction of the planet’s protective ozone layer is slowing, according to the latest scientific assessment, but full impacts on global climate are still coming clear. The first comprehensive update on global ozone in four years has been released today from the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). The Assessment for Decision-Makers, […]

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