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Scientists worried as Arctic has record ozone loss

An ozone hole five times the size of California opened over the Arctic this spring, matching ozone loss over Antarctica for the first time on record, scientists said on Sunday. Formed by a deep chill over the North Pole, the unprecedented hole at one point shifted over eastern Europe, Russia…

Curb soot and smog to keep Earth cool, says UN

PARIS (AFP) – Sharply reducing emissions of soot and smog could play a critical role in preventing Earth from overheating, according to a UN report released on Tuesday. Curbing these pollutants could also boost global food output and save millions of lives lost to heart and lung disease, said the…

Obscure UN board acts to rein in ‘huge carbon cash scam’

UN board to investigate complaints, could rein in $2.7 billion carbon market An obscure U.N. board that oversees a $2.7 billion market intended to cut heat-trapping gases has agreed to take steps that could lead to it eventually reining in what European and U.S. environmentalists are calling a huge scam.…

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