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Pollution over Southeast Asia May Threaten Ozone Health

cooling tower and smokestacks of this steel factory in hebei, china
Water vapor and smoke billow from the cooling tower and smokestacks of this steel factory in Hebei, China, a province dominated by industrial factories. These factories, along with other emission sources, produce chlorocarbon pollutants that may end up further damaging the ozone layer. Credit: Kevin Frayer/Stringer/Getty Images News/Getty Images Plus

Emissions of short-lived chlorine-based chemicals that deplete ozone are increasing worldwide. But over some regions of Asia, these chemicals may be on a fast track to the ozone layer

October 27, 2017 — A rise in the emission of short-lived chlorine-based chemicals over the past decade has created a possible new threat to the health of Earth’s protective, yet fragile, ozone layer. Continue reading Pollution over Southeast Asia May Threaten Ozone Health

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