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2010-11-05 05:15:00

- Montreal Protocol Actions Would Exceed UNFCCC/Kyoto Reductions WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While most of the world is focused on the UNFCCC climate negotiations leading up to the December meeting in Cancun, next week's Montreal Protocol meeting will consider three distinct decisions, each of which would produce greater emission reductions than those resulting from the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol or any near-term options being considered in the...

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2010-10-29 07:43:59

Team says current models may underestimate ozone levels; findings made by characterizing rates of key chemical reactions A team of scientists led by researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have fully characterized a key chemical reaction that affects the formation of pollutants in smoggy air. The findings suggest that in the most polluted parts of Los Angeles"”and on the most polluted days in those areas"”current...

2010-10-08 12:16:00

SALISBURY, N.C., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Food Lion with its 2010 Montreal Protocol Award, a global achievement given for protecting the ozone layer. Food Lion is one of only two grocery store chains nationwide to receive this global honor. An international panel of judges representing government, industry, and non-governmental organizations reviewed the nominations before selecting the final 19 international recipients. "Food Lion has been...

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2010-09-17 12:51:43

Scientists with the United Nations (UN) announced Thursday they found that the Earth's protective ozone layer in the upper atmosphere has stopped thinning out and should be mostly restored by the middle of this century thanks to a ban on dangerous chemicals that float up into the air. The "Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2010" report said a 1987 international treaty that prohibited further use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) had been overly successful. CFC was widely used in...

2010-09-16 10:00:00

FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier Corp. celebrates International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, designated by the United Nations General Assembly to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Carrier Corp., the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Logo:...

2010-09-10 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a sole source contract to Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp. of Boulder, Colo., for the Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite (OMPS) instrument on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) JPSS is the restructured civilian portion of the...

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2010-09-03 14:07:31

A new discovery by scientists at the Universities of East Anglia and Frankfurt could make it possible in future to identify the source of banned CFCs that are probably still being released into the atmosphere. Using mass spectrometers, the researchers analyzed air samples collected in the stratosphere by balloons belonging to the French space agency, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). They discovered the largest chlorine isotope enrichment ever found in nature. CFCs were banned in...

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2010-08-22 09:55:00

A U.N. board that oversees a $2.7 billion market intended to cut heat-trapping gases has agreed to take steps that could lead to reining in what European and U.S. environmentalists call a gigantic scam. The executive board of the U.N.'s Clean Development Mechanism said that five chemical plants in China do not qualify for funding. The "CDM" credits have been widely used in the carbon trading markets of the European Union (EU), Japan and other nations that signed the 1997 Kyoto Protocol that...

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2010-08-08 20:20:00

On July 6 this summer, Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality issued the region's first "unhealthy" air alert since 2008.The culprit? "Bad" ozone and other air pollution that had combined to produce an abnormally high reading of 119 parts per billion in Suffolk and 70-80 parts per billion in other parts of southeastern Virginia. That compares to the natural concentration of ozone of about 10 parts per billion that was the norm more than a century ago.Ozone spikes are part of a pattern...

2010-08-04 07:00:00

HANOVER, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weis Markets (NYSE: WMK) today announced three new stores it is building will incorporate technologies and systems reducing store refrigerant charges (usage) to 50% less than a typical supermarket, thus decreasing their impact on the ozone layer and climate change. In recent weeks, Weis Markets has begun the construction of superstores in three Pennsylvania locations: Bellefonte (Centre County), West Lawn (Berks County) and Fork Township...


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