Ozone hole at smallest size in decades

Warm Antarctic temperatures help preserve UV-protecting layer

5:22pm, October 26, 2012

There’s good news from Antarctica this fall: The seasonal hole in the ozone layer above the continent reached its smallest maximum extent and second smallest average in 20 years thanks to warm air temperatures.

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