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  • 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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