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Study: Ozone-Killing Chemicals Traced to China

Scientists say they have pinpointed the source of a globally banned chemical that damages the Earth’s protective ozone layer: China.

In a report published Wednesday in the journal Nature, the scientists who monitor the planet’s atmosphere say the recent rise in the emission of the ozone-depleting chemical CFC-11 has been traced to two provinces in eastern China.

Any production and use of CFC-11 is a violation of the Montreal Protocol, a 1987 agreement that phased out chlorofluorocarbons that cause damage to the ozone layer.

Ozone is critical to life, limiting the amount of harmful ultraviolet solar radiation that reaches Earth’s read more >>>

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