Something Might Be Keeping The Ozone Layer From Healing Itself


After 30 years, the Earth’s ozone layer seems to have stabilized. But it’s not showing any signs of recovering from the damage chemicals did to it.In the 1980s, scientists discovered certain chemicals had chewed a “hole” in Earth’s ozone layer, which protects us from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Several nations …

The Ozone Isn’t Recovering, and Scientists Aren’t Sure Why (VIDEO)

After 30 years, the Earth’s ozone layer seems to have stabilized. But it’s not showing any signs of recovering from the damage chemicals did to it.In the 1980s, scientists discovered certain chemicals had chewed a “hole” in Earth’s ozone layer, which protects us from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Several nations …

Humans Are Destroying the Ozone Layer Again

The Montreal Protocol has been the shining success story of international climate agreements: Scientists realized human chemicals were eating a giant hole in the ozone layer that blocks the sun’s damaging ultraviolet radiation, then governments around the globe came together to fix the problem. The result was a pact enacted at the beginning …

Study reveals new threat to the ozone layer

Factories in China. Credit: Gustavo M, via flickr “Ozone depletion is a well-known phenomenon and, thanks to the success of the Montreal Protocol, is widely perceived as a problem solved,” says University of East Anglia’s David Oram. But an international team of researchers, led by Oram, has now found an …

Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years

Image copyright SPL Image caption Researchers reported in 2015 that there was clear evidence of healing in the ozone hole Rising global emissions of some chlorine-containing chemicals could slow the progress made in healing the ozone layer.A study found the substances, widely used for paint stripping and in the…

For faster healing, try smart bandage

Image used for representational purpose only WASHINGTON D.C: According to a new research, studies have found that smart bandage could expedite healing. Researchers have designed a smart bandage that could eventually heal chronic wounds or battlefield injuries with every fiber of its being; the study was conducted by the University of …

This smart bandage releases meds on command for better healing

Taking care of a cut or scrape usually means swapping out the bandage a few times, and maybe putting a little healing cream or hydrogel on there. But what if the dressing could dispense that stuff on its own? That’s the idea behind a smart bandage now being tested by …

Smartphone-controlled smart bandage for better, faster healing of chronic wounds

According to new research, studies have found that a smart bandage could expedite healing. Researchers have designed a smart bandage that could eventually heal chronic wounds or battlefield injuries with every fiber of its being; the study was conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School and MIT. The …