Rapid action needed to protect ozone layer against new source of illegal chemical emissions
Researchers from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science have assessed the impacts of a new source of an ozone-destroying chemical that poses a serious threat to the recovery of the ozone layer.
However, if rapid action is taken to curtail the illegal emissions then scientists are hopeful there will be no significant delay to the recovery of the ozone layer.
New holographic system will capture images of entire cloud droplet populations in high resolution
Researchers from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science are developing new holographic imaging systems for studying cloud particles in the laboratory.
The new system will capture images of cloud droplets at a very high speed, with the entire sample of particles in focus. This allows scientists to identify and track the movement of specific particles over a short space of time.
Air quality should be considered in the fireworks debate, say leading experts
Fireworks are a long-standing British tradition, but there is significant public concern over the negative impacts they have.
This year over 300,000 citizens signed an online petition to increase regulations on fireworks, with most arguments citing concerns over loud noises and injury risk.
Our experts have added a new dimension to the debate by providing evidence to the government to show that fireworks and bonfires can also contribute to harmful air pollution.