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The 2019 Ozone Layer Hole Is Now the Smallest on Record

by Joel Hruska

Credit: Katy Mersmann, NASA Goddard

Decades after ozone-depleting substances were banned, we’re finally seeing the results. According to a joint press release from NASA and NOAA, the hole in the ozone layer is now the smallest it’s ever been since we began measuring it. There is now a long-term trend towards an overall recovery.

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