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Current day concentrations of ground level ozone (O3) are commonly reducing crop yields by between 5 and 35 % at agriculturally important locations across South Asia. O3 induced economic crop losses could be in the region of $4 billion per annum for staple crops in South Asia; such losses are likely to impact more on poor and vulnerable people.

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Udhagamandalam: Under the aegis of the Public Awareness Association of Udhagamandalam, Ozone Protection Day was observed at the Municipal Elementary School here on Tuesday.

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GENEVA - The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica has already surpassed its 2007 size this year, and is set to keep growing for another few weeks, the UN weather agency said on Tuesday.

The Antarctic ozone hole appears every year and normally stretches to about the size of North America, reaching its maximum size in late September or early October.
But in 2008, the World Meteorological Organisation said the protective layer, which shields the Earth from ultra-violet rays that can cause skin cancer, began to thin relatively late.

Sudha Nambudiri |KOCHI: There is a reason to cheer on the International Ozone Day. The scientists have recorded a perceptible reduction in the ozone depletion levels in the atmosphere.

It is generally believed that the preventive measures taken by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) by cutting down the CFCs emission have had its effect on the atmosphere.

Pune, September 16 The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Pune Zilla Parishad Secondary School Section will hold a special programme to celebrate the International Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer on Wednesday.
An educational tool for creating awareness about Ozone depletion and climate change among students will be launched on the occasion.

The international day for the preservation of the ozone layer is being observed on Tuesday with focus on combating the depletion of the earth

AHMEDABAD: Focusing on the harmful effects of ozone layer depletion, the Gujarat Council of Science City (GCSC), Department of Science & Technology, Government of Gujarat will, on Tuesday, organise various activities as a part of Ozone Awareness Programme to mark the 'International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer' on Tuesday.

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