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EU program spots largest ozone hole over Antarctica in years

GENEVA (AP) — The European Union’s Earth observation program said Tuesday that the ozone hole over Antarctica has swelled to its largest size and deepest level in years. Experts at ...

UN agency laments summer's 'deep wound' to Earth's ice cover

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations weather agency says this summer will go down for leaving a “deep wound” in the cryosphere -- the planet’s frozen parts -- amid a heat wave in the Arctic, shrinking sea...

UN evaluates reports of record Arctic heat in Siberia

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. weather agency is investigating media reports suggesting a new record high temperature of over 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Arctic Circle amid a heatwave...

UN: Ozone depletion briefly spiked over Arctic in March

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. meteorological agency says depletion of the ozone layer, which protects the Earth from harmful levels of ultraviolet radiation, briefly reached an unprecedented level over large...

Forest fires devastate western Latvia

Five days of unabated fires have destroyed more than 800 hectares (2,000 acres) of land in western Latvia destroyed, authorities said Sunday. The Baltic nation is the latest to succumb to the heat and...