In 2019, good news is in short supply, let alone news showing we can actually solve a pressing global problem. So folks, savour this: The ozone hole hit its smallest maximum extent ever recorded. It just, uh, comes with a tiny caveat.
New research has found that the United States’ reductions in air pollution have been stymied by the exponential increase of pollutants coming from Asia. As long as you don’t like breathing, that will be no big deal.
Christian Friedrich Schönbein was a very good chemist who lived to the ripe old age of 70. In doing so, he defied the odds; he had a knack for putting himself in harm’s way for the sake of science.