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2014-09-23 16:22:44

Initiative Marks Milestone Toward Reducing HFC Greenhouse Gas Emissions NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three of the world's leading refrigeration associations - The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Brazilian Association for HVAC-R (ABRAVA), today announced the formation of the Global Refrigerant Management Initiative at the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Summit. The...

2014-09-23 12:24:47

Initiative to Reduce Food Spoilage, Increase Efficiency, and Reduce HFC Emissions NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of major companies that comprise the supply chain necessary to move cold food products from field to market around the world today announce the organization of the Global Food Cold Chain Council. This initiative seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emission in the processing, transportation, storage and retail display of cold food and to...

2014-09-23 12:24:33

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, the leading coalition of US companies producing and using hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs), today presented the four-point action plan of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to reduce global HFC greenhouse gas emissions. The presentation was made as part of the CCAC High Level Assembly meeting as well as at the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit in New York City. The presentations...

2014-09-23 08:23:10

BRACKNELL, England, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid by 3M offers fire suppression market an environmentally sustainable solution for now and the future. 3M is pleased to announce that its Blue Sky Warranty for Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid by 3M provides the fire suppression industry with peace of mind in light of the recent approval of the new EU F-gas Regulation*. Novec 1230 fluid addresses the industry's...

2014-09-16 12:22:59

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy today announced support for policies and actions with a goal to reduce global hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions by 80 percent by 2050. "As technology companies, we firmly believe with the right global policies and incentives we can develop and deploy solutions that are both environmentally and economically effective to prevent ozone depletion and global warming emissions," said...

earth stratosphere
2014-09-16 06:49:17

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The layer of gas that protects us and all life on Earth from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation may be on the road to recovery, but as the world commemorates World Ozone Day on Tuesday, officials emphasize there is still much work to be done. Starting in 1994, the UN Assembly proclaimed that September 16 would be the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (or, alternatively, World Ozone Day). The date was...

ozone layer recovering
2014-09-11 09:10:05

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The ozone layer that protects the planet from harmful ultraviolet radiation is on the road to recovery, scientists from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced on Wednesday. According to BBC News environmental analyst Roger Harrabin, a new report compiled by an international team of 300 scientists reveals that the ozone layer is starting to show signs of thickening, and...

earth atmosphere ozone layer mystery
2014-09-08 05:20:11

Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA High above Earth, more than 20 miles above sea level, a diaphanous layer of ozone surrounds our planet, absorbing energetic UV rays from the sun. It is, essentially, sunscreen for planet Earth. Without the ozone layer, we would be bathed in dangerous radiation on a daily basis, with side effects ranging from cataracts to cancer. People were understandably alarmed, then, in the 1980s when scientists noticed that manmade chemicals in the atmosphere were...

largest ozone hole over Antarctica
2014-08-21 03:50:52

Steve Cole and Kathryn Hansen, NASA NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide. Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), which was once used in applications such as dry cleaning and as a fire-extinguishing agent, was regulated in 1987 under the Montreal Protocol along with other chlorofluorocarbons that destroy ozone and contribute to the ozone hole over...

2014-08-20 16:21:02

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), which was once used in applications such as dry cleaning and as a fire-extinguishing agent, was regulated in 1987 under the Montreal Protocol along with other...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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