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Dot Earth Blog: The Passing of F. Sherwood Rowland: Reflections on the death of F. Sherwood Rowland, a chemist w...

[Please excuse any delays in comment moderation. I'm on the run in Portugal supervising 13 students shooting a documentary on the forests that are the source of the cork sealing billions (not a typo ) of wine bottles a year. ] Associated Press F. Sherwood Rowland, left, accepting the Nobel Prize in 1995 from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. I was saddened to learn today of the passing on Sunday of F. Sherwood Rowland, a remarkable scientist, engaged citizen and professor best known for sharing the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work revealing the impact of synthetic chlorofluorocarbons on the atmosphere’s protective ozone layer. (Here’s the seminal 1974 Nature paper on these consequential chemical reactions in Nature by Mario J. Molina and Rowland.) Rowland, who was 84, died of complications from Parkinson’s disease . The University of California, Irvine, has posted a ne...

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