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Crime and Crime Again

The long-standing illegal trade in substances controlled under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

EIA has been investigating and documenting the illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances (ODS) since the mid-1990s, providing unprecedented insights into the dynamics of this multi-million dollar environmental crime, including the shifting smuggling routes and methods used to evade detection. This briefing describes the long history of illegal ODS trade and, more, recently hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). It […]

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Turn Down the Volume

It's time to set limits on underwater noise from ships

There are more than 50,000 commercial ships traversing the world oceans, carrying out the important job of moving more than 80% of global trade by volume. An unintended consequence of all these ships is growing underwater noise pollution. A cargo vessel underway can often be heard from tens of kilometers away. Scientists measuring ocean noise […]

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2022 Impact Snapshot

The Environmental Investigation Agency had another banner year in 2022. Our campaigns continue to be at the forefront of regulatory impact, community partnership, and awareness building, through our foundations of quality research, amplification of local environmental defenders, and consistent coverage in top-tier media. EIA’s tireless efforts to protect the environment and expose the factors that […]

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BEYOND WORDS

A Framework for Responsible Private Sector Action on Sustainable Cooling

Recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reporting shows the suite of government contributions to curb greenhouse gas emissions alone are not enough to put us on a path to limit warming to 1.5°C. Private sector investment and actions can make vital contributions to this effort and yet must be developed within a framework that […]

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Climate Polluter Alert for Community Ice Rinks

Comparing Natural vs. Synthetic Coolants in Canada

Has your community ice rink been told synthetic coolants like Opteon are “environmentally friendly?” Community ice rinks throughout North America are the targets of climate misinformation and greenwashing by companies seeking to profit by encouraging a switch to synthetic coolants which dramatically warm the planet and contain “forever chemicals.” Synthetic coolants, known as HFCs or […]