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<p>Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”</p>
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Recovery and Destruction of ODS Banks: Urgent Action for Global Climate Action

Over the last 21 years global implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol) as successfully phased out the consumption and production of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) by 95% in developed countries and 50-75% of the ODS in developing countries. Since most ODS are “super” greenhouse gases (GHG) with global […]

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Phase down of HFCs Under Montreal Protocol Receives Huge Boost From North American Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States joined with Canada and Mexico today in formally supporting a proposal to curtail production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). In materials released by the U.S. State Department, the three nations detailed a schedule that if adopted will authorize the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to limit and ratchet down international […]

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Recovery and Destruction of ODS Banks: Immediate Action for Global Climate Protection

The global implementation of Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer over the last 21 years has successfully phased out the consumption and production of ozone-depleting substances by 97%. Since most ODS are “super” greenhouse gases with global warming potentials hundreds or thousands of times greater than carbon dioxide, this phase-out has had […]

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The HFC imperative: Essential action for global climate protection

The Montreal Protocol has been extremely successful in enabling the phase-out of ozone depleting substances (ODS). As a result of these phase-outs, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) have been commercialized as substitutes for ODS. The HFCs being used as ODS substitutes are powerful greenhouse gases (GHG) with global-warming potentials (GWP) hundreds to thousands of times greater than carbon […]

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A Bridge Between Conventions: The Global Solution for HFCs

The Montreal Protocol is widely regarded as the most successful environmental accord in history. It has already achieved phase-downs of over 95% of 97 different chemicals responsible for ozone depletion in developed countries and 50-75% of these chemicals in developing countries. This has prevented over 100 gigatons (Gts) of CO2 equivalent emissions – twenty times […]