Tagged: Environment

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Ozone Chemistry in the Stratosphere

In 1985, British scientists Joe Farman, Jon Shanklin and Brian Gardiner reported that a growing ozone hole was present in the stratosphere above the South pole. This discovery directly led to the Montreal protocol, resulting in worldwide bans of ozone-depleting...

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Climate Change: One Planet, One Chance

The global fight against climate change recently took a huge blow, when the U.S. government announced plans to relax its stance on carbon emissions. But the latest setback concerning climate change is treated with the usual indifference; why is it...

The Tragic Tale of Tributyltin

A long-standing area of research is that of stannanes – or organotin compounds. First discovered almost 200 years ago, they continue to be relevant in industry and academia today. Although the mono- and tetra- substituted derivatives of tin are relatively...

Christmas Special: Snowflake Chemistry

Merry Christmas! As we relax and unwind this holiday season, look out the window and observe the falling of snowflakes (if you’re fortunate enough to be able to!). Each icy crystal begins its existence high up in the atmosphere and...