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32 years of the Montreal Protocol, the ozone layer is still on the mend- Technology News, Firstpost

32 years of the Montreal Protocol, the ozone layer is still on the mend- Technology News, Firstpost

The ConversationSep 16, 2019 09:29:40 IST Editor’s Note: This 2017 story has adapted and republished on the International Day for Preservation of Ozone layer for its relevance in the ongoing climate crisis, and the success of the Montreal Protocol in effectively bringing down the levels of CFC emissions (the single largest contributor to the depletion of ozone) from sources around […]

Hong Kong govt: Violence is harmful, won’t solve divisions

Hong Kong govt: Violence is harmful, won’t solve divisions

An anti-government protester throws a Molotov cocktail during a demonstration near Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Police fired a water cannon and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown […]

Hong Kong reopens after violent weekend of clashes and protests

Hong Kong reopens after violent weekend of clashes and protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s businesses and underground rail stations re-opened as usual on Monday morning, after a chaotic Sunday that saw police fire water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who blocked roads and threw petrol bombs outside government headquarters. FILE PHOTO: A general view of Victoria Harbour and downtown skyline […]

Oil Prices Soar Over 10% After Drone Attacks

Oil Prices Soar Over 10% After Drone Attacks

The drone attacks led to the interruption of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil. Hong Kong:  Oil prices surged more than 10 percent Monday after attacks on two Saudi Arabian plants that slashed output in the world’s top producer by half, with Donald Trump blaming Iran and raising the possibility of a military […]

Casey Viner: Teenage US gamer jailed over deadly 911 hoax

Casey Viner: Teenage US gamer jailed over deadly 911 hoax

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionListen to the horrifying 911 call that led to a man’s death A US teenager has been jailed for 15 months for involvement in a prank call leading to an innocent man’s death. Casey Viner, 19, from Ohio, conspired with fellow gamer Tyler Barriss to make a […]

Sex workers in Malawi deal with HIV, contraception and violence

Sex workers in Malawi deal with HIV, contraception and violence

Photojournalist Isabel Corthier met sex workers involved in a programme to help them access health services in southern Malawi. Image copyright Isabel Corthier Malawi has one of the world’s highest rates of HIV, with sex workers considerably more likely to contract the infection. Rates of unwanted pregnancy and STI infections are also high. Since 2014, […]

Trump tweets US is ‘locked and loaded’ pending verification of attack on Saudi oil field

Trump tweets US is ‘locked and loaded’ pending verification of attack on Saudi oil field

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