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2012-11-16 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the 25(th) anniversary meeting of the Montreal Protocol ended in Geneva, the Environmental Investigation Agency expressed disappointment that only limited progress was made to agree a phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Widely known as the most successful environmental treaty in history, the Montreal Protocol has taken definitive action over the last 25 years to phase-out ozone depleting substances (ODS). These actions have set the...

Extreme Weather And Global Warming
2012-08-21 09:01:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the keynote address at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia, Nobel Laureate Mario J. Molina stressed that the latest scientific evidence has only strengthened the link between human activity and extreme weather events and global warming. Molina has some experience in working with human-atmospheric interactions on a global scale. The University of California, San Diego professor...

2012-07-30 15:46:54

The destruction of atmospheric ozone can take place within newly forming Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSCs), which serve as the battleground for manmade chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to attack and destroy ozone. These clouds form when clusters of frozen water "pick up" other atmospheric molecules such as methane, nitrogen oxides, and water molecules, similar to the way a snowball's girth increases as it rolls down a mountainside. Most previously established atmospheric models have assumed that a...

Summer Storms Cause Ozone Depletion In United States
2012-07-27 09:49:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It was in the 1970s that the British Antarctic Survey discovered a hole in the ozone layer above the Antarctic Circle, and in 1985, when the first measurements were taken, researchers were dumbfounded by the dramatic drop in ozone levels. The concern was so great that it eventually led to the ban of all products containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which were confirmed to be the root cause of the ozone depletion. Fast forward...

2012-07-26 02:24:30

BANGKOK, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: For the fourth year in a row, Brazil, China and India have prevented formal talks at the Montreal Protocol on proposals to end global production and use of the most powerful known greenhouse gases (GHGs). Their positions at this week's MP Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group were in direct contravention of language that all three nations agreed to in last...

2012-07-18 02:26:18

Primatene® Mist Critical For Millions of Asthmatics Lacking Health Insurance; All Manufacturer's Net Profits from Sales of Primatene® Mist will be Donated to Charity WASHINGTON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The makers of Primatene® Mist have launched a campaign to put the over-the-counter inhaler back on the market in the United States, after it was banned because it contains a small amount of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), leaving millions of asthmatics...

2012-07-10 23:03:07

Arizona A/C Service Contractor American Cooling and Heating Explains the Phaseout of R22 and Gives Advice on How to Handle it Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 GWP - Global Warming Potential is a relative measure of how much heat a greenhouse gas traps in the atmosphere, R22 has a high GWP, is harmful to the ozone layer and is being phased out because of these facts. As the federally mandated phaseout of Refrigerant-22, also known under the brand name Freon, leads to lower production...

Direct Evidence That Elemental Fluorine Occurs In Nature
2012-07-05 13:35:43

200-year long dispute over smelly mineral from Upper Palatinate resolved Fluorine is the most reactive of all chemical elements and calls for extremely careful handling. It is so aggressive that glass laboratory instruments cannot resist it and even bricks burn when exposed to fluorine gas. Yet elemental fluorine has numerous industrial applications including corrosion prevention or fuel tank diffusion barriers and it is used for the production of sulphur hexafluoride, which serves as...

2012-06-28 10:28:26

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish leading email and network security solutions expert Halon Security joins the Virtual Computing Environment Company as a technology partner, taking Halon Security even further in the international market. As the work for creating powerful, agile, cost efficient, standardized low maintenance virtualization platforms for customers all over the world is in full swing, the initiative from...

2012-06-18 02:33:10

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the all new Halon Security Router, Halon Security takes the case of clustering and high availability to a new level of simplicity. It's what plug-and-play was supposed to be. As soon as any corporation has grown to the point of needing a high availability firewall solution, things usually become very complicated. Building a cluster solution with efficient and precise configuration sharing can be a nightmare for even...