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How smoke from Australia’s megafires ate away at the ozone

How smoke from Australia’s megafires ate away at the ozone

Wildfire smoke can change the chemistry of the stratosphere, resulting in chlorine molecules that deplete the ozone layer
Recent megafire smoke has  reached the stratosphere, threatening earth’s ozone shield
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Recent megafire smoke has  reached the stratosphere, threatening earth’s ozone shield

Scientists researching how the recent spike in extreme wildfires affects the climate say that just a few weeks of smoke surging high into the stratosphere from one intense fire can wipe out years of progress restoring Earth’s life-protecting ozone layer.  Close study of Australia’s intense Black Summer fires in late 2019 and early 2020 suggests […]
In a high-stakes environmental whodunit, many clues point to China
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In a high-stakes environmental whodunit, many clues point to China

Scientists say new production of a banned industrial chemical is damaging the ozone layer. Investigations by The Times and an independent environmental group lead to factories in China.

Liberals struggling to reverse Harper's cuts to climate science in Canada.

Scientists are questioning whether the Trudeau government's funding decisions will result in science being served to the best it could be over the long term.

Liberals struggling to reverse Harper's cuts to climate science

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Scientists may have just found an unexpected new threat to the ozone layer.

New research suggests that frequent summertime storms in the Great Plains region could be depleting the protective ozone layer in the upper atmosphere, putting humans at increased risk of unhealthy exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

Lightning strikes in Denton, Tex., in May 2015. (Al Key/Denton Record-Chronicle via AP)

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The Heritage Foundation has a plan for gutting EPA and the Energy Department. It’s eerily plausible.

This think tank is advising sweeping cuts to everything from pollution enforcement to research into solar power.

The Heritage Foundation has a plan for gutting EPA and the Energy Department. It’s eerily plausible.

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