WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA says the ozone hole over Antarctica shrank to its smallest peak since 1988.The huge hole in Earth's protective ozone layer reached its maximum in September, and this year NASA says it was 7.6 million square miles wide (19.6 million square kilometers).NASA scientist Paul Newman says stormy conditions in the upper atmosphere warmed the air and kept chemicals chlorine and bromine from eating ozone.Newman says this is good news. He says this year's drop is mostly natural but is on top of a trend of smaller steady improvements likely from the banning of ozone-eating chemicals in a 1987 international treaty.Ozone is a combination of three oxygen atoms.
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By Filipa Ioannou - Monday Jul 31, 2017
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By John Shea - Sunday Sep 3, 2017
So the hitting conditions are advantageous in this weather? Balls flying off bats? A hitters’ paradise? So true Friday. Not so true Saturday — at least until Nick Hundley’s walk-off homer in the 10th inning. For most of the day, Jeff Samardzija and Lance Lynn turned AT&T Park back into a pitchers’ yard, each showing efficiency and dominance through much of a game witnessed by fans using makeshift fans. Newspapers, programs, foam fingers. Anything to circulate air. The first-pitch temperature was 95 degrees, and it soared from there — matching the second-hottest game in the 18-year history of the Giants’ downtown ballpark.
- Blistering Heat Wave Threatens Seattle, Where Only a Third Have Air-Conditioning
By MAGGIE ASTOR - Tuesday Aug 1, 2017
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- Residents seek relief as heat wave bakes Northwest
By STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press - Thursday Aug 3, 2017
(AP) — Children splashed about as adults dipped their toes in Portland fountains seeking relief from a heat wave that's baking a region famous for cool weather.In normally temperate Oregon and Washington, warm days mean simply drawing shades and running fans.Many concerned communities have opened cooling centers and warned residents to stay hydrated, avoid strenuous activity and keep their dogs out of parked vehicles.The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for western Washington and Oregon and said the highs in Seattle on Thursday could hit 95 (35 Celsius) while Portland could reach 105 degrees (40.5 C).Portland's light-rail trains are operating at slower speeds amid concern that the heat will cause tracks to expand and risk a derailment.Heater, who endures jokes about her last name, said having air conditioning was a requirement when she moved to the fourth floor in a recently constructed apartment building.Amazon took lengths to keep the potential employees comfortable, handing out iced bottles of water.