The Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Department of Environment (DOE) on Monday have launched a joint initiative to phase out the use of carbon tetrachloride (CTC) from the sector by the end of this year.

The southern ozone hole has changed weather patterns around Antarctica and cooled the air above the east part of the continent, according to new research.

Topics of importance of environment, fallouts of pollution and other environmental hazards should be included in syllabi from primary education till higher and professional education.

There will be climate related conflicts in the future if the global community fails to protect the ozone layer, Environment and Natural Resources Minister Champika Ranawaka said inaugurating the sub regional workshop on Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) pase out in military applications, yesterday.

The findings are based on a detailed computer model that includes atmospheric chemical effects, wind changes and solar radiation changes

GLOBAL WARMING will set back the recovery of the ozone layer of the earth's atmosphere, warns a Nasa study.

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) warm the surface and the atmosphere with significant implications for rainfall, retreat of glaciers and sea ice, sea level, among other factors. About 30 years ago, it was recognized that the increase in tropospheric ozone from air pollution (NOx, CO and others) is an important greenhouse forcing term.

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As part of its 'Green Initiative', Indian Railway plans to equip its entire fleet of over 1000 AC coaches with eco-friendly refrigerant technology. The Northern Railway (NR), Lucknow division, will get this facility by March-end," confirmed a senior NR official to The Pioneer.

Supermarket refrigeration is making a worrying contribution to climate change. About one quarter of the carbon footprint of supermarkets comes from the cooling gases used in their refrigeration systems

The international treaty drawn up to tackle ozone-destroying substances is gearing up to curb greenhouse gases.