Ozone Recovery Continues, But Suspected Emissions From China Slows Progress

The Montreal Protocol of 1987 continues to be a success story about international environmental cooperation.
Becky Ferreira

A Bomb Squad Blew Up a University Student Science Project

Encased in Styrofoam, the ozone-measuring instrument landed on Redwood Road in Castro Valley.
Becky Ferreira
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China’s Construction Industry Is Putting Earth’s Ozone Layer Back At Risk

A rise in atmospheric levels of CFC-11, a substance banned by the Montreal Protocol, prompted environmental investigators to find the source.
Becky Ferreira

Why Is a Long-Banned Chemical Still Choking the Ozone Layer?

Carbon tetrachloride remains abundant in our atmosphere even though we've stopped producing it.
Amy Shira Teitel

Unprecedented UV Storms Are a Possible Climate Change Future

Look to record UV levels in the high Andes mountains for a glimpse.
Michael Byrne
Motherboard Blog

Can a 25-Year-Old Treaty Save the Planet from Air Conditioning Itself to Death?

Remember that one time twenty-five years ago when the world banded together to save itself from solar radiation? Let's try to do that again.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

The Ozone Hole Takes Its Revenge with Climate Change

Remember the ozone hole? It's teaming up with CO2 to heat the planet.
Michael Byrne
Motherboard Blog

China to Phase Out Production of Ozone-Depleting, Super-Warming Greenhouse Gas

Considering China's dominant role in HCFC production in the developing world, it's clearly an important step to an all out ban on all HCFCs.
Mat McDermott
Motherboard Blog

Reducing Black Carbon and Other Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Could Reduce Sea Level Rise by a Third

But that's bad news for the world's air conditioning addiction.
Mat McDermott
Motherboard Blog

The Antarctic Ozone Hole Is the Smallest It's Been in a Decade

That means the environmental worry that caused your mom to slather you with sunblock as a kid is now showing positive effects from bans on ozone-killing chlorofluorocarbons in the late 80s.
Derek Mead