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The Good News About the Ozone Hole is Even Better Than You Think

Using measurements from NASA's Aura satellite, scientists studied chlorine within the Antarctic ozone hole over the last several years, watching as the amount slowly decreased.Katy Mersmann / NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

The good news about the ozone hole is even better than you think


From shrinking sea ice to deadly air pollution, it seems there’s never a shortage of bad news about the environment. But now comes some very good news — in the form of satellite data showing that the worrisome ozone hole in the atmosphere over Antarctica is slowly healing.