Scientists discover evidence that sunlight itself can contribute to atmosphere cleaning
By Matt Ransford
Posted 06.30.2008 at 10:09 am 0 Comments
Finally, some good news on the climate. Good, but hesitantly good, mind you. British scientists working in a remote area of the tropical Atlantic have discovered that ozone levels there were 50 percent lower than expected. The reason for the discrepancy is due to a process in which UV rays from the sun are the catalyst for a series of chemical reactions which end with the breakdown of ozone and methane.
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