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Warm air helped make 2017 ozone hole smallest since 1988 Warm air helped make 2017 ozone hole smallest since 1988

Warm air helped make 2017 ozone hole smallest since 1988

Measurements from satellites this year showed the hole in Earth’s ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September was the smallest observed since 1988, scientists from NASA and NOAA announced today. 

New 'atlas' reveals Earth's microscopic communities New 'atlas' reveals Earth's microscopic communities

New 'atlas' reveals Earth's microscopic communities

Vast database can help advance innovation in agriculture, energy, health

By Sierra Sarkis, NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory The planet is home to a vast number of microscopic living organisms - plants, animals, and bacteria- found from deep sea volcanoes to the highest mountain peaks. These organisms too small to be seen by the naked eye affect both human health and the health of the...
New research: Forests minimize severe heat waves New research: Forests minimize severe heat waves

New research: Forests minimize severe heat waves

Extensive, mature forest cover can mitigate the impact of severe heat waves, droughts and other weather extremes over large regions, according to...
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