Even as officials with the UN Environment Programme lauded significant strides made by China over the past two decades to improve air quality, a new study indicates that a rise in emissions of banned trichlorofluoromethane
(CFC-11) can be traced to new gas production in eastern China.
Down to Earth news reports that China has been illegally emitting Trichlorofluoromethane
or CFC-11 - the banned ozone-depleting chemical - according to the research published in the journal Nature this week.
Findings of a new study pointed out that the rate of decline of trichlorofluoromethane
(CFC-11) in the atmosphere has slowed by approximately 50% since 2012, according to a study in the journal Nature.
The find was made after NOAA witnessed a spike in trichlorofluoromethane
or CFC-11, a type of chlorofluorocarbon and the second-most abundant gas in the atmosphere contributing to the depletion of ozone layer.