The Earth’s Ozone Layer Increases for the First Time in 35 Years

September 12, 2014 by  
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Good news, everyone – a new United Nations report shows that the Earth’s ozone layer has increased for the first time in 35 years. The report credits the recovery in part to the phasing out of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) following the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987. Scientists discovered that the ozone layer was thinning above Antarctica in the 1970s, damaging crops and putting people at risk for skin cancer from harmful ultraviolet rays. Read the rest of The Earth’s Ozone Layer Increases for the First Time in 35 Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Antarctic , CFCs , chemicals , chlorofluorocarbons , earth , montreal protocol , ozone layer , UN

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The Earth’s Ozone Layer Increases for the First Time in 35 Years

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