The gaping hole in the ozone layer of the atmosphere over the Antarctic was caused primarily by high concentrations of ozone-depleting chemicals called CFCs. The vast hole in the ozone was discovered by scientists in the... More »

The Environmental Protection Agency explains that the ozone layer of the atmosphere, Earth's protective layer, is being damaged by human activities, particularly the production of greenhouse gases. These gases are known ... More »

The ozone layer, also called the stratosphere, has a primary function of absorbing ultraviolet sunlight. The absorption of ultraviolet rays has many effects, such as atmospheric temperature regulation and protection of b... More »

The Environmental Protection Agency explains that the ozone layer of the atmosphere, Earth's protective layer, is being damaged by human activities, particularly the production of greenhouse gases. These gases are known ... More »

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other complex chemicals make their way into the upper reaches of the stratosphere where they decay and release chlorine and bromine atoms t... More »

Ozone is formed naturally when oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere is exposed to strong concentrations of ultraviolet light. It also forms artificially when nitrogen and oxygen emissions from internal combustion engines are... More »

Global warming happens when carbon levels in the atmosphere rise, trees are cut down in large quantities and the ozone layer is destroyed. Without managing these things, the Earth risks suffering from adverse effects. More »