Nearly 90 Dead From Tropical Storm Chanchu (AP): "AP - Anguished relatives listened to the radio communications of rescuers searching Saturday for nearly 200 Vietnamese fishermen whose boats sank during Typhoon Chanchu.
Chanchu, the most powerful storm to strike the South China Sea this early in the typhoon season, killed nearly 90 people in Asia over the past week. It has since weakened to a tropical storm, hovering off southern Japan on Saturday..."
Report: Ozone Hole May Disappear by 2050 (AP): "AP - The ozone hole over the Antarctic is likely to begin contracting in the future and may disappear by 2050 because of a reduction in the release of chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting gases, according to a team of Japanese scientists.
The findings are based on a series of numerical simulations carried out by Eiji Akiyoshi of the National Institute for Environmental Studies, near Tokyo, using projected emissions of chlorofluorocarbons and other gases blamed for the ozone hole..."