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My Turn: Time to nix the bad habits – Concord Monitor

My Turn: Time to nix the bad habits OUR ENVIRONMENT NEEDS MORE LOCAL REPORTING The Concord Monitor is launching its Environmental Reporting Lab, a long-term effort to better inform the community about the New Hampshire environment. To launch phase 1…

What does a cute space robot know about climate change? A lot, actually. – Mic

One afternoon last summer, as the worst wildfires in Oregon’s history raged outside, my toddler and I sat down to watch Wall-E, the 2008 animated film about the last robot left on Earth, who is trying to clean all the…

Saving the Ozone Layer Prevented Even More Intense Global Warming – WhoWhatWhy

This story by Malavika Vyawahare originally appeared in Mongabay and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. The group of synthetic gases called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that deplete atmospheric…

Banning CFCs Helped Us Avoid an Even Worse Climate Catastrophe – Healthline

An international ban on ozone-depleting chemicals preserved the ozone layer and prevented a significant increase in global warming. Share on PinterestThe worldwide ban on chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) helped avert a dangerous rise in the level of UV radiation reaching Earth’s surface….

In saving the ozone layer, we avoided even more intense global warming – Mongabay.com

The Montreal Protocol, a 1987 agreement to stop using ozone-depleting chemicals, also helped combat climate change in more ways than one, a study published in Nature found. The group of synthetic gases called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that deplete atmospheric ozone are…

Capturing Climate Change – IEEE Spectrum

This is part of IEEE Spectrum’s special report: Critical Challenges 2002: Technology Takes On The government of Tuvalu, a Pacific Island nation, made a plea last summer for countries to take in Tuvalu evacuees, fearing a rising sea level will…

To Battle Climate Change, Begin With Your Air-Conditioner

AFTER COOLINGOn Freon, Global Warming, and the Terrible Cost of ComfortBy Eric Dean Wilson In his prelude to “After Cooling,” Eric Dean Wilson tells us that he started his research not knowing “a tank of Freon from propane.” It’s a…

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