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The ozone hole covers an area roughly three times the size of (Greenland) , scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) (said in a statement ), and could expose people living at far northern latitudes to high levels of ultraviolet radiation if it grows much larger. Fortunately, the hole looks likely to close on its own in the next few weeks, the ESA researchers said.
Holes form in the ozone layer – which is a sheet of gas in Earth’s atmosphere that absorbs much of the harmful
The much larger Antarctic ozone hole will remain a seasonal feature, as it has for roughly four decades, though that hole has begun shrinking in size. A (assessment by the)
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