Weather 'behind ozone hole changes'Source BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25344563More Like This
New insight has been gained into the recovery of the ozone layer.
Scientists have been puzzled why the hole, which forms each year over Antarctica, has been changing considerably in size from year to year.
Now Nasa researchers say it is the weather that is primarily driving this variability - not the ozone-destroying chemicals in the upper atmosphere.
The findings were presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
Susan Strahan, from Nasa’s Goddard Space Center in Maryland, said: “We want to measure and see that the ozone hole is being reduced.
“But to understand if the ozone hole is shrinking, we need to understand all of the different factors that cause the ozone hole area and depth to vary.”
Twenty years ago, the international Montreal Protocol came into force to phase out ozone-depleting substances such as CFCs.
These chemicals break down in the high atmosphere and
Long time, No see!Hello! I missed you!More Like This
Europe was beautiful, though a bit stressful for a homebody like myself. My mother and I wandered like nomads through Sweden, The Netherlands, England, Switzerland, & Germany. To spite our empty pockets, we ate well and always found a place to sleep. Whenever we needed help, a kind stranger magically appeared to guide us. The experience really restored my faith in humanity. Unfortunately, we had to head home early due to a family emergency. I hope to return in 2015 and visit Italy, Spain, Ireland and France (For more than two minuets!) Until then, it's back to my convenient, American lifestyle. Mm, burgers.
As you may know, I was out of work for about six months before nabbing a new career. I am proud to announce I am now a 911 Dispatcher! My job is hard, but spiritually rewarding. Currently, I'm suffering an excessive training schedule. The information being thrown at me is overwhelming and I often feel incompetent. But, I know...that when I finally get
Feature XI Is Here!First of all, I wanted to apologize to those have commented and sent me notes for the past couple of weeks/month! I've been busy at work, expanding/updating and joining new social networks, and balancing everything in life! Phew! I will be responding to you all right away!More Like This
My latest feature is here and this time I'm featuring Omar ARTS. I met Omar here in the DA community a few years back and I haven't seen him in DA since then, but I kept following his work through his Facebook page. He is a digital artist who has an impressive gallery and I've seen how he has been getting better at it over the years. He inspires me to go back to creating digital artwork and I hope he has the same impact as it did with me.
Not only did I feature his work, I also interviewed him! So if you want to read what he has to say then make sure to check it out!
Here is the link to the feature:
A Gift For Friends and Zombie Fans!!The Gift of "UNDEAD"!!More Like This
Update: A new perk added to the campaign. These zombies look stunning as a Giclée print!
Check this out from the man who draws Zombies, Mr. ~BYRONvonREMPEL
Its the full pdf for print of his Zombie Coloring Book!
Thanking friends for supporting, sharing, liking, purchasing and donating!
The campaign is going well and we're feeling confident we'll raise enough money to get things back to normal.
Really appreciating everything friends are doing to help
We've also added lots of new perks to the campaign and they start at $10 if anyone wants to get in on it!
Find it here http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-me-help-a-small-business-with-zombie-minions/x/5640107
Quality vs. PopularityHello my dears,More Like This
How do you think the art quality and popularity are connected?
Does more popularity mean better quality? I think there is certain correlation, though far from direct. If you do absolute shit, no one is going to look at it/listen to it/read it. On the other hand, if you are absolutely great, you cannot be unnoticed.
Most art falls somewhere in between these two extremes. And quite often I feel that there is low-quality art getting a lot of attention and positive feedback, and some better, or even pretty good art not being praised and supported. Did you ever notice this?
Of course, quality of art is subjective. Again, for the most part.
I would like to know your thoughts on this subject.
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BIRTHDAY GIFTS 02
My birthday has been an unforgettable day due to my wonderful Watchers and Friends here, on DA. So many kind wishes, not to talk about the awesome Birthday gifts, the amazing features, even cakes and points!
A heartfelt and grateful thank you to each of you who have greatly enhanced this special day and who have contributed to made it a happy and joyful one! I LOVE you all!
The meaning of this feature is to show up the superb gifts and special thoughts I have received and to feature some works from these awesome artists. This is Part Two, there will be Part Three - hopefully before the end of the year. I will certainly not forget anybody, I have been really spoiled, thank you so very much again to each of you!
In chronological order:
Please Show Some Love!!Please take a second of your time and look at this image!More Like This
A lot of friends know by now the mess I got in and how my friend ~BYRONvonREMPEL jumped into action and donated his time and help to raise awareness to the cause and he also created a campaign to raise money to help me to get back on board.
Its working and he is certainly getting the word out. I so much needed his help since I was near at a point of giving up.
I'm sure you all noticed the Minion competition here on dA.
Well this is Byron's submission to the contest and I think it really deserves a place in the top 3
Usually popularity wins over talent taking a lot of talent out of the race.
Byron is a very interesting man with a unique talent. I'd really love to see him win this but if not at least increase his exposure so he can be noticed even more. That's where YOU come in Its a mouse click if you like the image.
If you feel it deserves a fave please do. Maybe it even deserve
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