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EPA Cracks Down on Bad Apple Supermarkets

By Danielle Gagne, EIA HFC and Climate Policy Analyst Every year, supermarkets in the United States emit large quantities of ozone-depleting greenhouse gases known as hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which are widely used in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning. These gases are not only damaging to the ozone layer, but are super greenhouse gases, thousands of times […]

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Bringing HFCs to the Table on Climate and Health

By Christina Starr, EIA Global Climate Fellow Climate change may be “the biggest global health threat of the 21st Century” and one which will put the wellbeing of billions of people around the world at increased risk. The impacts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on human health include the effects of air pollution on increased […]

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Heading Off to College: Be Cool the Right Way

By Lowell Chandler, EIA Climate Policy & Research Associate Let’s face it, procrastination happens. Especially in college. So sometimes it’s necessary to have a refrigerator stocked full of cool beverages and snacks to keep your brain buzzing to study for that big exam or write that research paper. However, did you know that your refrigerator […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Madagascar’s Forests Falling to Illegal Loggers and Government Inaction

Madagascar’s unparalleled National Parks, which are also UNESCO World Heritage sites, are being infiltrated and destroyed by illegal loggers. The livelihoods of many Malagasy citizens and the wildlife that depend on these resources are being systematically plundered by timber mafias who feed end markets that forgo legality and sustainability. The illegal harvest and smuggling of […]

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Coming Soon! You Too Can Own a Climate-Friendly Refrigerator in the U.S.

By Lowell Chandler, EIA Climate Policy & Research Associate At last, the North American market for climate-friendly refrigerators is catching up to the rest of the world. But what does this mean for Canadian, American, and Mexican consumers? You may have thought we already had environmentally-friendly refrigerators since the international community came together in 1987 […]