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Hole in the ozone layer that develops annually is 'rather larger than usual' this year - and is currently bigger than Antarctica, scientists say

The annual hole in the Earth's protective ozone layer that appears over the Southern Hemisphere is 'rather larger than usual' — and is currently bigger than Antarctica.

Acting like a shield, ozone absorbs UV light from the sun. Its absence means more of this high-energy radiation reaches the Earth, where it can harm living cells.

The ozone layer is depleted by chemical reactions, driven by s

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