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If the Ozone Hole Were Discovered Today… We’d Probably Let It Fry Us

  by Jeff Turrentine, an OnEarth Magazine repost F. Sherwood Rowland, the chemist whose work on ozone layer depletion won a Nobel Prize, died last Saturday in California. Rowland earned his place in environmental history by being one of the first scientists in the world to discover that chlorofluorocarbons, or [...]
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