UN tracks recovery of ozone layer

09/16/2010 | AlertNet

The decline of the ozone layer has slowed and should progress toward recovery by midcentury, though portions over the Arctic and Antarctic will take longer, a report from the World Meteorological Organization and United Nations Environment Programme says. Two hundred countries committed in 1987 to halt additional loss of the ozone, which protects earth from the sun, and support efforts to mitigate the greenhouse effect.

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