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  • White House Calls for Cuts to Key Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (18 August 2015)
  • Nations Closing in on Control of Super Greenhouse Gas (24 July 2015)
  • Improving Air Conditioner Efficiency Could Avoid Up To 100 Billion Tonnes of CO2 (21 July 2015)
  • Cutting Soot, HFC Refrigerants, Other Short-Lived Pollutants Provides Political Opportunity (13 July 2015)
  • New Climate Economy Report Calls for Phase Down of HFCs Under Montreal Protocol (7 July 2015)
  • EPA Finalizes Rule on Safer HFC Alternatives Under SNAP Program (2 July 2015)
  • U.S. and Brazil Agree to Phase Down HFCs under Montreal Protocol (30 June 2015)
  • U.S. Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Will Save Tens of Thousands of Lives, Hundreds of Billions of Dollars (23 June 2015)
    Pope Calls for Fast Action on Climate Change to Aid Poor and Vulnerable (18 June 2015)
  • G7 Urges Phase Down of HFCs under Montreal Protocol This Year (8 June 2015)
  • Cutting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Best for Reducing Near-Term Warming, Impacts (28 May 2015)
  • Fast action on HFCs, other short-lived climate pollutants can cut the rate of global warming in half (21 May 2015)
  • Island States Urge Fast Climate Mitigation Under Montreal Protocol (1 May 2015)
  • Africa Demands Cuts in Climate-Damaging Refrigerants (24 April 2015)
  • India Takes Lead on Key Climate Strategy (16 April 2015)
  • Improving India’s Room Air Conditioners Provides Powerful Climate Protection (7 April 2015)
  • U.S. Targets HFCs Ahead of UN Climate Negotiations (31 March 2015)
  • Mexico Commits to Unconditional Reduction of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (30 March 2015)
  • African Countries Endorse HFC Phase Down Under Montreal Protocol (6 March 2015)
  • Obama, Modi Agree to “Concrete Progress This Year” To Reduce HFCs Under Montreal Protocol (25 January 2015)
  • Late Night Lima Deal Sets Stage for Climate Showdown in Paris (14 December 2014)
  • Cutting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Key for Near-Term Climate Protection (12 December 2014)
  • Progress in Paris to Phase Down Super Greenhouse Pollutants (21 November 2014)
  • PRESS ALERT: Progress on Fast Action to Cut HFCs Under Montreal Protocol (20 November 2014)
  • Obama, Xi Climate Agreement Opens Door to Paris Success in 2015 (12 November 2014)
  • Study Reaffirms Importance of CO2 as Driver of Long-Term Climate (4 November 2014)
  • Citizens March, Obama and Other Leaders Listen, Pledge Action (23 September 2014)
  • UNEP fast action team expands battle against black carbon, methane, HFCs (22 September 2014)
  • White House and Industry Announce Emission Reduction Collaboration on Anniversary of Montreal Protocol (16 September 2014)
  • Science report confirms Montreal Protocol’s past successes, warns of future danger (10 September 2014)
  • Montreal Protocol Closing in on Powerful Climate Protection (18 July 2014)
  • EPA to Ban HFCs in Cars, Grocery Stores for Fast Climate Mitigation (11 July 2014)
  • UNEP Gets Mandate to Combat Air Pollution, Illegal Trade in Wildlife, Timber (28 June 2014)
  • Bipartisan Team to Introduce Super Pollutants Act to Cut HFCs, Black Carbon, Methane (26 June 2014)
  • China Announces Aggressive Action to Cut HFCs (28 May 2014)
  • Fast HFC Phase-Down Could Avoid 200 Billion Tonnes of CO2–eq by 2050 (12 May 2014)
  • Cutting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Central Strategy in Abu Dhabi Ascent (6 May 2014)
  • New National Climate Assessment Cries Out for Fast Climate Mitigation (6 May 2014)
  • World On Pace to Hit 4.8ºC by End of Century, Says UN Scientific Panel (14 April 2014)
  • Climate Change Will Be Overwhelming and Ubiquitous (31 March 2014)
  • World Health Organization Confirms Air Pollution Is World’s Single Largest Preventable Health Risk (25 March 2014)
  • EU Parliament approves fast phasedown of HFCs (12 March 2014)
  • Climate Change a Growing "Threat Multiplier", Says Pentagon (5 March 2014)
  • Cuts Needed in Both CO2 and Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (12 December 2013)
  • World Already Teetering on Tipping Points for Abrupt Climate Change (4 December 2013)
  • Effort to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Brings Hope to Climate Negotiations (21 Novmeber 2013)
  • Study Confirms Need to Cut CO2 as well as Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (21 November 2013)
  • Montreal Protocol Success Slowed Global Warming (11 November 2013)
  • Climate Emissions Off-Track for 2°C Goal, But Possible with Fast, Focused, Firm Action (5 November 2013)
  • Cutting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Critical for Protecting Earth's Snow and Ice-Covered Regions (3 November 2013)
  • Steady March Towards Action on Reducing HFCs Under Montreal Protocol (25 October 2013)
  • Climate Threat from Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Upgraded by IPCC in 5th Assessment Report (3 October 2013)
  • India Moves a Step Closer to Cutting HFCs Under Montreal Protocol (27 September 2013)
  • 95% Likelihood Climate Change is Manmade Says IPCC (26 September 2013)
  • G-20 sountries join US and China to support phasing down HFCs under Montreal Protocol (7 September 2013)
  • Obama gains allies for de-funding coal plants, expanding cuts in short-lived pollutants (5 September 2013)
  • Montreal Protocol Endorsed for Fast Climate Mitigation (3 September 2013)
  • Vice President Biden Keeps HFCs at Top of US Geo-Political Agenda During India Visit (25 July 2013)
  • Damage from Methane Release by Arctic Permafrost Could Cost $60 Trillion (25 July 2013)
  • Wildfires Causing Melting in Low-Lying Himalyan Glaciers (17 July 2013)
  • The US, China Agree to Further Climate Cuts (11 July 2013)
  • Air Pollution Shortening Lives in China, Europe (10 July 2013)
  • Phasing Down HFCs Under Montreal Protocol Can Cut Climate Pollution Twice Over (1 July 2013)
  • Sea Change in Support for Reducing HFCs Under Montreal Protocol (28 June 2013)
  • Fast Action to Cut HFCs Avoids Up to 0.5°C of Warming by End of Century (26 June 2013) (French) (Chinese)
  • President Promotes Fast Action on HFCs and Methane (25 June 2013)
  • US and China Agree to Use Montreal Protocol to Cut Super Greenhouse Gases (13 June 2013)
  • Black Carbon Emissions Cut 90% In California (13 June 2013)
  • Obama, Xi can secure climate victory this week (7 June 2013)
  • Arctic Council Calls for HFC Phase Down Under Montreal Protocol (16 May 2013)
  • Super Pollutants Emissions Reduction Act Introduced in Congress (9 May 2013)
  • China and Montreal Protocol Team Up for Fast Climate Protection (25 April 2013)
  • Reducing Air Pollution, Chemical Coolants Can Quickly Cut Sea Level Rise (15 April 2013)
  • Air Pollution, Among Top Global Killers, Is Critical Climate Target (8 March 2013)
  • Landmark Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Celebrates First Anniversary (19 February 2013)
  • SAE International Re-Confirms R-1234yf "Safe and Acceptable" and Finds Daimler Claimes to the Contrary "Unrelatistic" (12 February 2013)
  • Reducing Black Carbon, HFCs, Methane Key to Protecting Arctic in Near-Term,
    Say Arctic Ministers (6 February 2013)
  • Switching Car Coolants Provides Fast Climate Benefits for US, World (6 February 2013)
  • Comprehensive Four-Year Study Finds Black Carbon Second Biggest Climate Pollutant Behind Carbon Dioxide (15 January 2013)
  • Growing Enthusiasm for Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutant for Fast Climate Mitigation (6 December 2012)
  • Permafrost Thawing to Cause Additional Global Warming (27 November 2012)
  • Alarming Growth of Climate Emissions Says UNEP, But No Reason to Write Off 2°C Target Yet (21 November 2012)
  • A 4°C World Will Be Devastating But Can Be Avoided (19 November 2012)
  • South Africa, other climate vulneralbe countries support fast action to reduce HFCs under Montreal Protocol (16 November 2012)
  • Global Leaders Call for Action on Super Greenhouse Gas as Ozone Treaty Celebrates 25th Anniversary (12 November 2012)
  • Floridian Scientists, Officials Call on Presidential Candidates to Debate Sea-Level Rise Threatening 40% of U.S. Population (11 October 2012)
  • Climate Change Could Kill More Than 100 Million People by 2030 (26 September 2012)
  • Arctic Loses a Quarter-Million Square Miles of Sea Ice After Record Low Announced in August (19 September 2012)
  • World's Most Successful Environmental Treaty Turns 25 (14 September 2012)
  • Many Himalayan Glaciers Melting at Alarming Rates (14 September 2012)
  • Arctic Sea Ice Levels Hit Record Low (28 August 2012)
  • IGSD Designated NGO Lead on Steering Committee of Landmark Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (27 August 2012)
  • Climate Change Impacts Linked to Ozone Depletion (1 August 2012)
  • Cuts in Super Greenhouse Gas Stalled by China, India, and Brazil (27 July 2012)
  • Split Decision this Week for Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (26 July 2012)
  • Industry Showcases Climate-Friendly Alternatives to Super-Greenhouse HFCs (21 July 2012)
  • New Study: Biomass Burning Really Heats Things Up (5 July 2012)
  • Rio+20 Supports Phase-Down of HFCs for Climate Protection (22 June 2012)
  • G8 Leaders Commit to Cutting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, Join New Climate and Clean Air Coalition with UNEP, World Bank, EC (21 May 2012)
  • Micronesia Proposes Reducing Factory-Made HFCs to Slow Sea Level Rise, Other Near-Term Impacts (14 May 2012)
  • Major Environmental Treaty Tackles Climate Pollutant Black Carbon (10 May 2012)
  • Environmental Groups Call on EPA to Eliminate Super Greenhouse Gas from Refrigerators (1 May 2012)
  • Key Allies Join Second Front in Climate War (24 April 2012)
  • Earth Day 2012: Reducing Four Key Climate Pollutants to Save the Planet (21 April 2012)
  • Black Carbon Ranked Number Two Climate Pollutant By US EPA (30 March 2012)
  • Reducing Production of Super Greenhouse Gas Under Montreal Protocol Is Critical Climate Strategy (24 February 2012)
  • Secretary Clinton and Allies Open Second Front In Fight Against Global Warming (16 February 2012)
  • Faster Action Climate Change Mitigation Measures Can Prevent 0.5C of Global Warming and Help Avoid the 2C Danger Limit (12 January 2012)
  • EPA Approves Alternatives for Super-Greenhouse HFC Refrigerants (16 December 2011)
  • UNEP tells Durban Negotiators Fast Action on Black Carbon and other Air Pollutants Can Cut Rate of Global Warming in Half (9 December 2011)
  • Fast Cuts to non-CO2 Climate Pollutants Provides Near-Term Health and Climate Benefits (25 November 2011)
  • Island Effort to Slow Sea Level Rise Blocked at Bali Montreal Protocol Meeting (25 November 2011)
  • Weather Disasters increasing from Climate Change, says UN Report (18 November 2011)
  • Innovative Initiative to Safely Destroy OSD and POPs in Central America Adopted at Basel Convention Meeting (21 October 2011)
  • European Parliament Urges Fast Cuts in Black Carbon and Ground-Level Ozone to Reduce Threats from Dangerous Glacial Dams in Himalayas (10 October 2011)
  • IGSD President Speaks at the XXXII OAS Roundtable on the Role of Short-Lived Climate Forcers in Combating Natural Disasters (6 October 2011)
  • UN Secretary General Urges Countries to Leapfrog HFCs to Protect Climate: Notes Pending Proposal to Phase out HFCs under Montreal Protocol (16 September 2011)
  • European Parliament Calls for Fast Action to Cut Non- CO2 Climate Forcers: Part of Comprehensive Climate Strategy (14 September 2011)
  • Island Nation's Climate Strategy Advances at Montreal Protocol Meeting; Goal is Protecting Most Vulnerable Countries (8 August 2011)
  • Accelerating Impacts from Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Threaten Human Rights (13 July 2011)
  • Black Carbon Emissions are 3-5 Times More Damaging Than Previously Thought; Project Surya Finds Climate Model Simulations Underestimated Impact of Black Carbon (14 June 2011)
  • New Climate Report "Sounds Alarm" for Fast Action in US (14 May 2011)
  • Vulnerable Island Nation Calls for Fast Climate Cuts under Ozone Treaty (11 May 2011)
  • Dramatic Sea Level Rise Expected From Faster Melting of Arctic Snow and Ice; Alarming State of Glaciers Prompts Workshop and Report Commissioned by Vatican (6 May 2011)
  • BBC World Highlights Ozone Treaty's Potential to Help or Hurt Climate System (6 May 2011)
  • Cutting Black Carbon Pollution Provides Fast Climate Mitigation, Prevents Millions of Premature Deaths (21 April 2011)
  • US, China, and Others Launch Coordinated Study of Soot's Impact on Arctic Melting (20 April 2011)
  • Cutting Black Carbon Provides Fast Benefits for Climate, Health (25 March 2011). EPA's draft report here.
  • EPA Set to Ban Powerful GHGs From Auto Air Conditioning (23 March 2011). Original petition and EPA's responses here.
  • Big, Fast, Cheap Climate Opportunity Within Reach (18 March 2011)
  • Video and Summary of Testimony Delivered by Durwood Zaelke to Members of the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) (17 March 2011)
  • Cutting Local Air Pollutants Reduces Warming, Saves Millions of Lives and Improves Crop Yields (21 February 2011)
  • 'Super' Greenhouse Gases Targeted by India and US Task Force (21 February 2011)
  • Runaway Warming Ahead, According to Ancient Climate Records (14 January 2011)

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