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Massive Hole Found In Earth's 'Detergent' Layer

Climate Central | Andrea Thompson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

This post originally appeared on Climate Central: It turns out the hole in the now famous ozone layer above the South Pole isn’t the only hole in...

A Tale of Two Air Quality Programs: China vs. the U.S.

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

So while the Chinese get to see the benefits of their air quality program almost immediately, we've got to live with some uncertainty. That's the price we pay for the decades of work we've put into cleaning up our air. Well worth the bargain.

Four New Gases Found That Harm The Ozone Layer

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, March 9 (Reuters) - Scientists have detected four new man-made gases that damage the...

Moving Cars in the Right Direction

Michael Brune | Posted 03.03.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Everybody knows that standing in front of a moving car is dangerous, but what about standing behind one? Currently, four out of 10 Americans live in a place where the air is sometimes dangerous to breathe, thanks in part to smog from cars and trucks.

Is The Antarctic Ozone Hole Causing Warming?

Posted 08.09.2013 | Green

By Denise Chow, LiveScience Staff Writer: The hole in the planet's ozone layer may be shifting wind patterns and cloud cover over Antarctica in a w...

Should Outdoor Exercisers Worry About Air Pollution?

Ben Greenfield | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Whether you're a serious athlete or a recreational cyclist or runner, it's but prudent to educate yourself about whether working out in polluted areas causes damage to your lungs and your health overall.

Air Quality Awareness Week

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

It's hard to believe that the first federal air pollution legislation was the Air Pollution Act of 1955. Fifty-eight years later, the United States -- and the world -- are still struggling to come to terms with the importance of preserving the quality of the air we breathe.

Troubling Discovery In The Ozone Layer

Posted 02.01.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Lauren Morello: High above Antarctica, the atmosphere is slowly recovering from the decades-long barrage of manmade chemical...

Surprising Links Seen Between Solar Activity, Earth's Climate

Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 01/17/2013 07:56 AM EST on SPACE.com Even small changes in solar activity can impact Earth's climate in significant...

Five Things You Should Know About Ozone Depleting Substances in California's Cap-and-trade Program

Gary Gero | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Gary Gero

California's cap-and-trade program incorporates the use of carbon offsets generated from the destruction of ozone depleting substances (ODS) to help the state meet its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

A Call for New Ethics in an Overpopulated Planet

Sangita Iyer | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Sangita Iyer

On a misty autumn morning the sun's soothing rays dance through the canopies of barren trees, as I walk through the woods. A beam of light brings to f...

The Ozone Hole Has Shrunk To The Second Smallest It's Been In 20 Years

Posted 10.25.2012 | Green

From LiveScience: The ozone hole above the Antarctic has hit its maximum extent for the year. Due to warm temperatures, the opening in the protecti...

'Green News Report' - September 25, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

Saving the Ozone Layer: Lessons for Fighting Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

America helped restore the ozone layer through a combination of scientific understanding, public pressure, bipartisan support and industry innovation. I believe we can marshal those same forces to fight climate change, but we are not there yet.

Ozone Hole May Be Getting Smaller, UN Says

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green

GENEVA (Reuters) - The hole in the ozone layer, the earth's protective shield against ultraviolet rays, is expected to be smaller this year over the A...

Heat: A Bridge to Climate Consensus?

David Burwell | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
David Burwell

Extreme heat provides an opportunity that allows climate believers, agnostics, and deniers to work together to address a common threat to our society.

On Environmental Issues, 'Wall Street Journal' (Repeatedly) Gets It Wrong

Bob Keefe | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green
Bob Keefe

By parroting the talking points of the fossil fuel industry and other big polluters, the Journal's opinion writers remind us of the people who told us cigarette smoking wasn't really bad for our health.

More Research May Be Needed With Thunderstorm, Ozone Link

Posted 08.01.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: Scientists know plenty about how Earth’s climate works, and greenhouse-gas pollution is messing with ...

'Green News Report' - July 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Drought e...

Gas Industry Spin Can't Cover Up Air, Water Problems Caused by Fracking

Paul Gallay | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Paul Gallay

Fracking and its impact on public health, in particular our children's health, is a serious issue that calls for swift action -- action that the gas industry repeatedly tries to block.

Better Living Through Chemistry: A Reluctant Scientific and Environmental Hero Moves On

Steve Heilig | Posted 05.16.2012 | Science
Steve Heilig

Rowland was a scientific and environmental hero. But as the Times notes, he demurred from that label -- he just thought he was doing what he had to do, given what he'd learned. Everyone alive can thank him for that.

'Green News Report' - March 15, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: War with ...

Lynne Peeples

Fighting For Air: Childhood Asthma On The Rise As Political Battles Threaten Clean Air Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green

Asthma was once just an academic concern for Sylvia Brandt, who has spent years studying the chronic lung condition and calculating its tragic toll. N...

'Green News Report' - March 13, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sen. Inho...

Paying More Attention to Global Weather

Diane Tuft | Posted 05.05.2012 | Green
Diane Tuft

As a photographer that specializes in capturing the effects of ultraviolet light on the landscape, I seek locations in the world that have an abundance of ultraviolet light and as a result, I am extremely aware of the occurrence, prevalence, and abundance of ozone depletion.