News tagged with ozone

Video: Keeping cool without killing the planet

We've had the delightful benefits of air conditioning and refrigeration for more than a hundred years now. In the early days, dangerous chemicals were used as refrigerants. Eventually, chlorofluorocarbons ...

dateJun 11, 2015 in Other
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Severe ozone depletion avoided

We are already reaping the rewards of the Montreal Protocol, with the ozone layer in much better shape than it would have been without the UN treaty, according to a new study in Nature Communications.

dateMay 26, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Using ozone to protect papaya exports

Postharvest diseases reduce the value and quality of agricultural products, leading to economic losses for growers and producers. This is a major issue for agricultural countries like Malaysia, which exports ...

dateMay 15, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Video: Earth's ozone layer

Several decades ago, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were chemicals used in hairspray, deodorants, foam products, air conditioners and more. In 1974 chemists Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina published a paper ...

dateApr 07, 2015 in Environment
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