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HCFC Phase-out: A Comparative Assessment of the Proposed Adjustments

In the early 1990s HCFCs became the first generation of substitute chemicals for CFCs and were added to the list of substances controlled by the Montreal Protocol. The Parties to the Montreal Protocol acknowledged that these low-ODP chemicals were ‘transitional substances’ that should be used to facilitate the prompt phase out of CFCs, but ultimately […]

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2007 Annual Report: Environmental investigation agency US

For almost a quarter century, EIA has pioneered the use of undercover investigations to expose environmental crime around the world. In parallel, we have developed a global intelligence and advocacy network at the highest levels of government, civil society and industry. We use this capacity, together with our campaigning and policy analysis expertise, to spur […]

<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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ODS TRACKING: Feasibility Study on Developing a System for Monitoring the Ozone Depleting Substances

There are many possible components and variations of ‘systems for monitoring transboundary movement’ or ‘tracking mechanisms’. Import and export licensing schemes (national or international), information exchange systems, labelling and marking regulations, and customs codes, all have important roles to play in making possible the monitoring of movements of ODS across national boundaries. All can also […]

<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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The Continued Destruction of the Ozone Layer and U.S. Abuse of Methyl Bromide “Critical-Use” Exemptions

In a reversal of historic American leadership based on transparency and accountability, the U.S. government has refused to divulge information about methyl bromide stockpiles. Instead, U.S. industry has been allowed to secret massive quantities of methyl bromide in order to enable long-term circumvention of the methyl bromide cessation. Past experience with other ozone depleting substances, […]