Healing detected in Antarctic ozone layer

Latest Update: July 2, 2016 | 300 Views

Researchers say they have found the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal.

The scientists said that in September 2015 the hole was around four million square kilometer smaller than it was in the year 2000 an area roughly the size of India.

The gains have been credited to the long term phasing out of ozone-destroying chemicals.

The study also sheds new light on the role of volcanoes in making the problem worse.


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