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2014-02-14 16:22:33

Measure Could Provide Global Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from HFCs ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy (Alliance) has offered its support for the negotiation of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol which would curtail the global growth of greenhouse gas emissions from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Their statement of support was delivered at the US Stakeholder Meeting on 2014 HFC Activities under the...

2014-02-14 12:21:48

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for announcing its intent to ban the use of a certain set of super greenhouse gases, hydroflurocarbons (HFCs), and open the market to a number of important climate friendly alternatives. These actions will send a strong signal to the international community that the U.S. is serious about tackling climate change as it pushes for an...

2014-01-29 23:23:25

Saving the ocean from harmful chemicals and improving staff and students’ safety fits perfectly into the Encinitas Union School District’s well-known commitment to student wellness and environmental stewardship. The recent purchase of Tersano’s chemical-free cleaning system by the school district aligns with their promise to put in place best green practices. Encinitas, California (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Located near the sea in beautiful north coastal San Diego County in...

Asian Air Pollution In Hawaii Is Tied To Climate Variability
2014-01-28 12:48:57

Princeton University Air pollution from Asia has been rising for several decades but Hawaii had seemed to escape the ozone pollution that drifts east with the springtime winds. Now a team of researchers has found that shifts in atmospheric circulation explain the trends in Hawaiian ozone pollution. The researchers found that since the mid-1990s, these shifts in atmospheric circulation have caused Asian ozone pollution reaching Hawaii to be relatively low in spring but rise significantly...

NASA To Search For Climate Change Clues In The Tropopause
2014-01-18 05:41:07

[ Watch the Video: Global Hawk Gets To Work In The Western Pacific ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA has deployed their pilot-less Global Hawk research aircraft in the western Pacific in order to monitor changes to the upper atmosphere and discover how changes there are impacting the planet’s climate. The mission, announced by the US space agency on Friday, is part of their Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX) airborne science campaign....

Increased Mercury Levels In Arctic Ice Found Pushing Into Sea Water
2014-01-16 10:15:32

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers Dr. Chris Moore and Dr. Daniel Obrist, from Nevada's Desert Research Institute, have recently discovered an increased level of mercury in Arctic sea ice. The study, published in the journal Nature, also found that the element is contaminating sea water below. The researchers claim that the air above large cracks found in the ice of the Arctic is mixing vigorously pushing mercury down to the exposed seawater. This process...

Global Warming Is Changing The Chemistry Of Ice
2014-01-14 04:58:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers analyzing the atmosphere above the Alaskan city of Barrow have found unexpectedly high levels of molecular chlorine in the air, according to research appearing in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. The substance, which comes from sea salt that is released when ice in the region melts, interacts with sunlight to create highly reactive chlorine atoms, the researchers said. Those atoms can increase the...

2014-01-10 12:22:26

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA): In a major win for the climate, the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), the world's leading voluntary greenhouse gas program, has announced that it will no longer approve or accept for consideration new methodologies and projects relating to HFC-23, acknowledging progress under the Montreal Protocol, G-20 and other bilateral government discussions on the international regulation of hydrofluorocarbons...

2013-12-12 23:30:09

Ted Atwood, President at Polar Technology, summarizes and responds to EPA's proposed rule. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Polar Technology confirmed that on December 5, Administrator Gina McCarthy from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed rule seeking feedback on three options for determining HCFC-22 allocation from 2015 through 2019. The EPA is required by the Montreal Protocol and section 608 of the Clean Air Act to phase out all production of HCFC...

Inside Ozone Hole NASA Data
2013-12-12 10:27:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A small hole in the Earth’s protective ozone layer appears annually over Antarctica and scientists have found that the 2012 ozone hole was the second-smallest hole since the mid 1980s. However, NASA scientists have also found that the hole in the ozone layer isn’t near to completely closing despite an international agreement to limit the emissions of ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) more than 20 years ago –...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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