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Corporate control of the climate stalls negotiations

The 19th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) is currently happening in Warsaw, Poland in an attempt to curb the devastating effects of our warming climate. To kick off the negotiations, Yeb Sano, the lead negotiator for the Philippines took the floor and delivered a heartfelt plea […]

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US Ivory Crush

On November 14th, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service destroyed nearly six tons of illegal ivory. By crushing the seized ivory stockpile, the United States government sent a strong signal to the rest of the world that we need to get serious now about saving elephants and ending the demand that is fueling ivory […]

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Walmart is failing to honor its commitment to roll back greenhouse HFC gases

This post originally appeared on Triple Pundit’s website. Muhtar Kent, the CEO of Coca-Cola, is said to have telephoned Mike Duke, the CEO of Walmart, on Thanksgiving Day 2010 to ask him to sign the Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) resolution, which asks companies to begin phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 2015. Walmart’s Duke agreed, as […]

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World celebrates Ozone Day while the planet waits for action on HFCs

As the world celebrates International Ozone Day to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has highlighted the urgent need to phase-down a class of greenhouse gases known as HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) under the Montreal Protocol. CSE, an Indian public interest research and advocacy organization, called for global action […]

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Happy Ozone Day! (or why the Montreal Protocol is still vital)

Today, September 16, is World Ozone Day. Now, I’m the first to complain that the calendar these days is chock-a-block with somewhat questionable occasions to commemorate (Talk Like a Pirate Day, anyone? Check it out, it’s on September 19) but suffice it to say that the international effort to put a halt to the destruction […]

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Supermarkets can combat climate change: Maine grocery store adopts HFC-free refrigeration system

Delhaize America, a Belgium company, is opening a state-of-the-art, climate-friendly grocery store this week in Turner, Maine. The Hannaford grocery store will be the first in the country to use a CO2 transcritical system that will use carbon dioxide (CO2) as a refrigerant rather than HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) — super greenhouse gases thousands of times worse […]