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  • Carrier and EOS Climate Offer Sustainable End-of-Life Refrigerant Management Program

     Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, and EOS Climate, a San Francisco-based company dedicated to protecting the environment via collection and destruction of ozone depleting substances (ODS),  announce an innovative program to ensure responsible end-of-life management of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-based used ...


    By EOS Climate

  • RemTec International Announces the Expansion of their Halon and Refrigerant Reclamation Services to the Middle East Region

    BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - In conjunction with Pan Gulf Industrial Systems, RemTec International has announced it will commence Halon reclamation and banking operations in the Middle East as of November 2010. This halocarbon reclamation facility will be the first of its kind in the region. Located on the second Dammam industrial city, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it will also provide services ...


    By A-Gas Americas

  • DuPont Fined for Air Pollution at Deepwater, New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), has been fined $531,000 for alleged Clean Air Act violations at its chemical manufacturing plant in Deepwater, New Jersey. The EPA fined DuPont for improper maintenance and repair of two large refrigeration units. When properly maintained, the systems are designed to minimize ...

  • 2007 Antarctic Ozone Hole Smaller But Not Recovering

    GENEVA, Switzerland, October 19, 2007 (ENS) - The Antarctic ozone hole this year is relatively small, but its size is not a sign of ozone recovery, the World Meteorological Organization, WMO, said Thursday. Instead, the smaller size of the ozone hole is related to the mild temperatures in the Antarctic stratosphere during the 2007 southern hemispheric winter. Since 1998, only the ozone ...

  • 2008 ozone hole larger than last year - ESA

    The 2008 ozone hole – a thinning in the ozone layer over Antarctica – is larger both in size and ozone loss than 2007 but is not as large as 2006. Ozone is a protective atmospheric layer found in about 25 kilometres altitude that acts as a sunlight filter shielding life on Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays, which can increase the risk of skin cancer and cataracts and harm marine life.  This ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Ozone hole grows but is below 2006 record

    Scientists from the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have discovered that the ozone hole over Antarctica has expanded this year against what it was in 2007, but is smaller than what it was in 2006. The ozone is a protective atmospheric layer protecting Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays. Failure to shield the planet can trigger a multitude of health ailments in people and harm biodiversity. While ...

  • Swan Hills - a profile

    Located in Swan Hills, Alberta, the Swan Hills Treatment Centre (SHTC), operated by Earth Tech Inc., has been operating as Canada’s only fully-integrated, hazardous waste treatment facility for over 20 years. As landfills become more scarce and unacceptable forms of waste management more ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GE partners with EPA on responsible appliance disposal (RAD) program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and landfill waste

    Agreement with Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA) will reduce the typical landfill waste of a refrigerator by approximately 85 percent by weight Innovative technology being used by ARCA and GE is the first in the U.S. GE Appliances & Lighting today became the first appliance manufacturer to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their Responsible Appliance ...

  • GE partners with EPA on responsible appliance disposal (RAD) program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and landfill waste

    GE Appliances & Lighting became the first appliance manufacturer to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program to help protect the ozone layer and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The EPA's voluntary program focuses on refrigeration appliance recycling best practices, including the recovery of foam in used ...


    By 3BL Media

  • N2O: Not one of the usual suspects

    Nitrous oxide is better known to the public for inducing giggles in dentists’ offices than for wreaking havoc on Earth’s protective ozone layer. It bears little resemblance to the perpetrators of ozone-layer destruction currently regulated under the international Montreal Protocol agreement— those chemicals all contain chlorine or bromine atoms, unlike nitrous oxide. But now that global actions ...

  • Europe using less ozone-damaging chemicals

    Europe has made significant progress in phasing out chemicals which damage the ozone layer, according to a report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report considers production and use of more than 200 chemicals which damage the planet’s ozone layer, which are controlled by the Montreal Protocol and EU legislation. In the 1970s and 1980s, scientists established that ...

  • Honeywell Eliminating Inventory of Certain Ozone-Depleting Materials, Selling Resulting Emission Reduction Credits

    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has begun destroying inventories of certain ozone-depleting refrigerants and selling the resulting emission reduction credits for use in California's greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program. The company has already destroyed more than 27,000 pounds of CFC-11, a chlorofluorocarbon refrigerant with one of the highest ozone-depleting potentials.  It ...


    By Honeywell

  • Healing the Ozone Holes Could Help Lower Earth`s Temperature

    MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, September 17, 2007 (ENS) - Refrigerating and air conditioning today employ hydrochlorofluorocarbons, HCFCs - chemicals that by international agreement have replaced other chemicals known to damage the Earth's ozone layer. But now HCFCs have fallen out of favor because they too deplete the ozone layer and also act as greenhouse gases contributing to global ...

  • Historic Agreement Safeguards Both Climate and Ozone Layer

    MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, September 22, 2007 (ENS) - In an unprecedented agreement, industrialized and developing countries have decided to accelerate the phaseout of coolant chemicals that are harmful to the ozone layer and also are a cause of global climate warming. Representatives of 191 countries that are Parties to the Montreal Proctol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone ...

  • Chris Huhne article on the Fourth Carbon Budget

    Chris Huhne has written about why the Coalition Government has set an ambitious fourth carbon budget. The article appeared in the Germany newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 4 July and the French newspaper Les Echos on 5 July. In fifteen years’ time, the UK’s net carbon emissions will have halved. This is no idle ambition: it is law. The Coalition Government has just ...

  • Global warming caused by CFCs, not carbon dioxide, study says

    Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are to blame for global warming since the 1970s and not carbon dioxide, according to new research from the University of Waterloo published in the International Journal of Modern Physics B this week. CFCs are already known to deplete ozone, but in-depth statistical analysis now shows that CFCs are also the key driver in global climate change, rather than carbon ...


    By University Of Waterloo

  • Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Reach New Record

    The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, continuing an upward and accelerating trend which is driving climate change and will shape the future of our planet for hundreds and thousands of years. The World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin shows that between 1990 and 2012 there was a 32% increase in radiative ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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