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Four new Ozone-destroying gases found in atmosphere — all resulting from human activity

Four new gases have been detected in the atmosphere – all resulting from human activities and all contributing to destruction of the ozone layer. Research by scientists at the University of East Anglia……

Mars was robbed of most of its atmosphere billions of years ago

Two papers published in Science on Friday show that Mars lost much of the atmosphere that……

French astronomers find Venus day is getting longer over time

Contrary to its alluring name, Venus is the planet from hell, with an atmosphere so hot, toxic and heavy that any visitor would risk being simultaneously melted, suffocated and crushed. But not just that: the second planet from the Sun turns on its axis so slowly that, for any survivor,…

Study: Cocaine, marijuana can be detected in atmosphere

A study released this week by the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research claims that marijuana and cocaine, much like cigarettes, have second-hand effects that can be detected in the atmosphere around communities where usage is high. Researchers also found that the amount of the drug detected in the atmosphere was…

Gas from ‘fracking’ could be twice as bad as coal for climate: study

Shale gas, produced by “hydraulic fracturing” or “fracking,” could create as much as twice the greenhouse gasses as coal, according to a study soon to be published by Cornell University professors. Over the past few years, the Washington D.C. consensus has been that shale gas is better for the environment…

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