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Leaking Havoc: Exposing Your Supermarket’s Invisible Climate Pollution

  An EIA investigation into dozens of supermarkets in the greater Washington, D.C. area, including Virginia and Maryland, found a majority of stores to be leaking super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. Our investigation focused on Walmart and other top-grossing supermarkets in the region and used industry-accepted refrigerant leak detectors. Sixty percent of the Walmart stores investigated […]

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Leaking Havoc

Leaking Havoc: Exposing Your Supermarket’s Invisible Climate PollutionWashington D.C. — Today, the Environmental Investigation Agency released a report exposing Walmart and other major U.S. supermarkets leaking potent greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Leaking Havoc: Exposing Your Supermarket’s Invisible Climate Pollution is the result of a months-long investigation of dozens of supermarkets in the greater Washington, […]

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Major Climate Win: Lessons for the Montreal Protocol

Two new papers published in Nature suggest that the CFC-11 emissions are back on a downward trajectory potentially avoiding substantial delays in the recovery of the ozone layer. The papers show an accelerated decline in global atmospheric concentrations of CFC-11 from 2018 to 2019, and attribute 60% of the decline to China. This is a […]

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EIA Calls Upon the Biden Administration to Take Bold Action

EIA Calls Upon the Biden Administration to Take Bold Action to Prioritize Environmental and Social Justice The Biden-Harris administration takes the helm at a time when the world faces multiple interrelated ecological and social justice crises. Bold, transformative approaches are urgently needed to change systems too long operating at the expense of environmental, social and […]

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The AIM Act: Your Questions on U.S. HFC Legislation – Answered

A new year’s gift for our climate came wrapped in the coronavirus relief package passed by Congress at the end of 2020. Among the bill’s several significant climate provisions is the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act, or AIM Act, that enacts a phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are potent climate pollutants commonly used as coolants […]