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Ozone Depletion Over Ocean Caused By Sea Surface Iodine
2013-01-14 07:06:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The earth´s ozone layer is critical for protecting life from damaging UV light from the sun. In the late 1970s scientists discovered for the first time that this precious barrier between life and death was depleting, and at a fairly consistent rate. After years of study, the man-made cause of the depletion–mainly seen in the polar regions–was determined to hail from chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which were found...

Antarctic Ozone Hole Getting Smaller
2012-10-25 05:04:49

[ Watch the Video: 2012 Ozone Hole Max ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to data from NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites, the average area covered by the Antarctic ozone hole this year was the second smallest in the last 20 years, which scientists attribute to warmer temperatures in the Antarctic lower stratosphere. The ozone reached its maximum size for the 2012 season on September 22. On this date, it covered...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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