The Antarctic ozone hole, which typically reaches its annual peak area between mid-September and early October, formed more slowly this year but quickly expanded to cover a larger area of low ozone values than the past few years.
Rising emissions of chlorine-bearing chemical could delay ozone hole healing by decades
Scientists have found evidence that the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica is finally beginning to heal. If progress continues, it should be closed permanently by The news comes almost 30 years since the world worked together to phase.
Good news: The hole in the ozone layer is finally starting to heal
If you thought that the depletion of the ozone layer was a problems of the think again: according to new NASA research, the Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of ozone-depleting chemical, decades after it was banned worldwide.
Antarctic ozone map for The latest false-color view of total ozone over the Antarctic pole. The purple and blue colors are where there is the least ozone, and the yellows and reds are where there is more ozone.