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Deal on cutting greenhouse gases in sight for this year

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A policeman, wearing a mask to protect from severe pollution, secures the area near the Great Hall of the People before the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

July 27, 2016 — A global agreement on cutting the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – potent greenhouse gases used in aerosols, refrigerants and air conditioning – seems within grasp, delegates said on Sunday after ten days of talks on climate change in Vienna.  Continue reading Deal on cutting greenhouse gases in sight for this year

John Kerry, HFCs are a critical piece of the climate puzzle

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John Kerry (Pic: Flickr/State Department)

US Secretary of State tells envoys at Montreal Protocol talks in Vienna their moment to contribute to a global warming solution has come

July 22, 2016 — Week after week, month after month, year after year, we continue to see new evidence of the danger climate change poses to our planet. Last year was the hottest in recorded history – by far – but 2016 is on track to be even hotter.  Continue reading John Kerry, HFCs are a critical piece of the climate puzzle