‘Unprecedented’ ozone hole opens over Canadian Arctic

Euan Rocha / Reuters

By Margaret Munro, Postmedia News, The National Post, 2 October 2011

A massive Arctic ozone hole opened up over the Northern Hemisphere for the first time this year, an international research team reported Sunday. (...)

Environment Canada scientist David Tarasick, whose team played a key role in the report published Sunday in the journal Nature, is not being allowed to discuss the discovery with the media. Environment Canada told Postmedia News that an interview with Tarasick “cannot be granted.” Tarasick is one of several Environment Canada ozone scientists who have received letters warning of possible “discontinuance of job function” as part of the downsizing underway in the department. (...)

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