What you don't know about the Antarctic ozone hole
October 23, 2013, 12:03 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
The ozone layer is gradually recovering since a 1989 treaty in which 197 agreed to phase out ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons.
Ozone hole over Antarctica caused Africa's warming
October 14, 2013, 3:40 p.m. by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
The hole in the ozone layer likely caused domino effect of warming in southern Africa due to its influence over wind and weather system.
Increasing melanoma rates no longer in dispute, experts say
June 3, 2013, 7:23 p.m. by Dr. Doris Day, LiveScience
Climate change along with human habits have increased the instance of melanoma among Americans of all ages. One expert says the solution is simply increased awareness.
Cause of odd Arctic ozone 'hole' found
March 11, 2013, 8:10 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Arctic ozone depletion is typically not as severe as that in the Antarctic.
High ozone levels linked to cardiac arrest
February 19, 2013, 4:40 p.m. by Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily
An increase in ozone levels of 20 parts per billion over a 3-hour period was associated with about a 3 to 4 percent increase in a person's risk of cardiac arrest.
Ozone hole shrinks to record low
February 12, 2013, 2:48 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Antarctica is particularly vulnerable to ozone-depleting substances, because high winds cause a vortex of cold air to circulate over the continent.
Antarctic ozone hole among the smallest recorded in 20 years
October 25, 2012, 9:25 a.m. by LiveScience
Warmer temperatures in the atmosphere above Antarctica this year likely contributed to the smaller ozone hole.
Big summer storms deplete ozone layer, new study says
July 26, 2012, 2:04 p.m. by Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet
Thunderstorm clouds over the U.S. could shoot water vapor into the stratosphere where it could react and contribute to the loss of protective ozone.
How volcanic eruptions could damage the ozone layer
June 12, 2012, 5:32 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Staff
Volcanoes release bromine and chlorine when they erupt, and those chemicals can have a disastrous effect on the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere.
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