The Ozone Layer - The Ozone Layer Hole and Air Pollution
What is Photochemical Smog?
The formation of smog is hazardous to your health especially if you live in a big sunny city. One of the main components of photochemical smog is ozone. When ozone is formed high in the atmosphere, it filters out UV radiation from the sun. But when ozone is formed from the burning of fossil fuels in the lower atmosphere, it is called ground level ozone and is dangerous to breathe. Find out now how smog is formed and how you can protect yourself.
What is the Montreal Protocol?
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer has been hailed as one of the most successful international environmental treaties ever. Discussions of the basic rules of the treaty and the chemical compounds known to deplete the ozone layer creating the ozone hole are discussed with links to deeper references.
Are We Doing Enough to Heal the Ozone Layer Hole?
Ozone layer depletion is one of the number one concerns of many citizens around the world. Without the blanket of protection this stratospheric layer provides, earth would be riddled with UV radiation thereby destroying life on earth. NASA scientists are now teamed up with University of Cambridge scientists for a world class study on the dynamics of the atmosphere in a cooperative research effort designed to cure the world of CFC and halogen pollutants.
The Battle to Save the Ozone Layer
There is a war going on! How does the ozone layer protect and shield our Earth? And why do chemicals break ozone molecules apart? Find out!
WARNING - Not All Ozone is Good for Our Planet
Don't ignore the warnings about ozone. Ozone depletion in the upper atmosphere is bad, but we have an even bigger problem with ground level ozone. Find out what you can do to prevent illnesses and environmental pollution in this list of ways to keep safe during ozone alert days from your local news forecast.
Potentially Harmful Reasons People Ignore Ozone Alert Days
Street interviews with people indicate the top reasons ozone warnings are ignored. With increased chances for environmental pollution causing ill health effects, citizens are enlightened with ways NOT to ignore the EPA warnings.
Global Warming and Ozone Stories You Simply MUST Read
How much of the headlines are true? Investigate global warming, the greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, deforestation and more from top experts.