The aurora australis near the South Pole Atmospheric Research Observatory in Antarctica where a hole in the ozone over the continent was detected, prompting countries around the world in 1987 to agree to phase out several types of ozone-depleting chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Photo: AP

High-flying whodunit: Someone in East Asia is cheating on 1987 Montreal ozone treaty, pumping out huge amounts of banned CFC gas

Production of ozone-eating CFCs have been banned for decades, but somehow 13,000 tonnes are being added to the atmosphere every year from a location in East Asia 

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The aurora australis near the South Pole Atmospheric Research Observatory in Antarctica where a hole in the ozone over the continent was detected, prompting countries around the world in 1987 to agree to phase out several types of ozone-depleting chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Photo: AP
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