The Ozone Layer: Can We Solve Big Environmental Problems?

Reporter Peter Thomson

A few days ago, we reported on how the population of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has bounced back to nearly where it was before whaling.

Now there's news that the ozone layer is making a comeback of its own.

Remember ozone? You’re forgiven if you don't, since the issue has mostly been out of the public eye for years. That's because we actually figured out a solution to it 25 years ago. This latest news confirms that the solution is finally starting to pay off.

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Graphic by: Eric Nash and Paul Newman/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center