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Here’s an important story you might have missed yesterday: a study has traced the emission of illegal ozone-destroying chemicals to China newscientist.com/article/220381…
Levels of the second most abundant chlorofluorocarbon gas, CFC-11, have been rising since 2013, puzzling researchers as to why. A model used to simulate the distribution of CFC-11 in the atmosphere points to the Chinese provinces of Shandong and Hebei newscientist.com/article/220381…
Around 65,000 tonnes of CFCs leak into the atmosphere each year from existing buildings and refrigerators. The new research suggests China is responsible for 40-60% of the previously unexplained rise in CFCs-some 10,000 tonnes a year between 2013 and 2017 newscientist.com/article/217265…
By the way, all of our coverage on China 🇨🇳 is in one place. Here: newscientist.com/article-topic/…
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