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  • EPA, State and City Launch Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off in New York City

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York City Department of Sanitation are collecting and properly disposing of potentially hazardous common household products from flood-damaged homes and residences in New York City. Beginning on Dec. 10 and continuing through Dec. 21, residents of the five boroughs of New York City may bring household products, including solvents, paints, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Montreal Protocol Parties Move Closer to Managing Hydrofluorocarbons under Most-Successful Environmental Treaty

    Parties to the Montreal Protocol, the world's most-successful environmental treaty, moved closer to finalizing a mandate for a contact group on the feasibility and ways of managing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the treaty during their thirty-sixth Open-ended Working Group meeting (OEWG 36) held from 20 to 24 July in Paris, France. HFCs are man-made fluorinated chemicals that do not deplete ...

  • Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Committed to Developing Countries for Ozone Layer Protection

    Developing countries are to receive over US$507 million under the Montreal Protocol to ensure the continued phase-out of the ozone depleting substance hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). The 197 parties to the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol also decided to further discuss in a special meeting all issues related to hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) management. HFCs have high greenhouse gas ...

  • SC Johnson testifies before senate, calls for TSCA modernization

    Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President - Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability for SC Johnson, testified today on behalf of the company before the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health of the Committee on Environment and Public Works on the need to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). "There is a clear consumer and business case for ...

  • 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 ...

  • JSC Contractor Partnership Hosts Shredding And E-Waste Event

    On Nov. 5, the Johnson Space Center Contractors Environmental Partnership will host an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling and document shredding event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Space Center Houston parking lot. This event is open and free to ...

  • 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)

  • 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

  • Often-overlooked yet potent pollutant nitrous oxide poses Ozone and climate risks, UN warns

    Emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O), an often-overlooked yet potent gas, could nearly double by 2050 and thus potentially undermine gains in the ozone layer recovery and exacerbate climate change. Drawing Down N2O to Protect Climate and the Ozone Layer, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), warns that nitrous oxide is now the most important ozone-depleting emission and the third most ...

  • Oceans` uptake of manmade carbon may be slowing

    The oceans play a key role in regulating climate, absorbing more than a quarter of the carbon dioxide that humans put into the air. Now, the first year-by-year accounting of this mechanism during the industrial era suggests the oceans are struggling to keep up with rising emissions—a finding with potentially wide implications for future climate. The study appears in this week’s issue of the ...

  • Ozone Layer on Track to Recovery: Success Story Should Encourage Action on Climate

    The Earth's protective ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few decades thanks to concerted international action against ozone depleting substances, according to a new assessment by 300 scientists. The Assessment for Decision-Makers, a summary document of the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2014, is being published by the United Nations Environment ...

  • Recent federal developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA The following item is of major importance to many of our clients and friends. We will issue a more detailed analysis of the legislation early next week. Lautenberg Introduces Safe Chemicals Act Of 2011: On April 14, 2011, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, which is intended to modernize the ...


    By Acta Group

  • 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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