Explained: How the ozone layer hole over Arctic closed

News:European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service(CAMS) has announced that a hole in the Arctic ozone layer believed to be the biggest reported over the Arctic has closed. Facts: Ozone Hole:It refers to a region in the stratosphere where the concentration of ozone becomes extremely low in certain months. Reason for Ozone Hole: Cold temperatures (below… Continue reading Explained: How the ozone layer hole over Arctic closed

Russia, eyeing Arctic future, launches nuclear icebreaker

Russia has launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker called Ural. It is part of an ambitious programme to renew and expand its fleet of vessels in order to improve its ability to tap the Arctic’s commercial potential. Ural is one of a trio which when it will be completed will be the largest and most powerful icebreakers… Continue reading Russia, eyeing Arctic future, launches nuclear icebreaker