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The United States has significant influence and responsibility in protecting natural ecosystems and reducing global emissions. As the largest economy, the US can drive demand for environmentally friendly products and policy.

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Modernized Safety Standard: A Crucial Milestone for Clean Cooling

Continued use of refrigerants containing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), super greenhouse gases thousands of times more potent than CO2, is fueling the climate crisis. With the global stock of household air conditioners expected to triple by 2050, it is critical for this sector to be HFC-free and energy efficient. A crucial milestone was reached this week for […]

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U.S. Signals It Means Business in Preventing HFC Black Market

Initial Enforcement Actions Announced by Interagency Task Force on Illegal HFC Trade Washington DC—Today the U.S. EPA announced a series of initial enforcement actions taken in the first several months of implementing the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act. An Interagency Task Force on Illegal HFC Trade was established in […]

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Five Years of Failure

Cook Inlet beluga whales (CIBWs) are in peril. Only about 279 individuals remain and at their current rate of decline the population faces a serious risk of functional extinction in about a decade. Cook Inlet belugas have been in decline for almost two decades and were designated as endangered in 2008. While the situation is […]

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US-China Pledge to Ban Imports Emanating from Illegal Deforestation: No Time for A Mirage

US-China Pledge to Ban Imports Emanating from Illegal Deforestation: No Time for A Mirage London/Washington, D.C. – The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow brought renewed attention to fighting deforestation and forest degradation. On November 10, 2021, China and […]

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On Thin Ice

  EIA’s investigative report On Thin Ice: How the NHL is Cheating the Climate exposes an arrangement to promote climate misinformation and greenwash super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants involving the National Hockey League and chemical producer Chemours. At a time when science unequivocally tells us that we need immediate and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gases to […]