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Dramatic Sea Level Rise Expected From Faster Melting of Arctic Snow and Ice

May 6, 2011

Sea levels could rise up to 5 feet by the end of this century, driven by warming in the Arctic and the resulting melt of snow and ice, according to a new study by the International Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP). read more


BBC World Highlights Ozone Treaty’s Potential to Help or Hurt Climate System

May 6, 2011

Beginning tomorrow, May 7, BBC World will air a documentary highlighting the potential of the Montreal Protocol ozone treaty to fight climate change. read more


Cutting Black Carbon Pollution Provides Fast Climate Mitigation, Prevents Millions of Premature Deaths

April 21, 2011

Cutting black carbon (BC) pollution can provide near- term climate mitigation, particularly in sensitive regions such as the Arctic and the Tibetan Plateau, according to the Advisory Panel reviewing the EPA Report to Congress on Black Carbon. read more


US, China, and Others Launch Coordinated Study of Soot’s Impact on Arctic Melting

April 20, 2011

The Arctic has been warming rapidly over the last century – about twice the global average – and black carbon soot may be to blame, according to an international team of scientists who have begun a month-long research project to study the impact of black carbon particles in the vulnerable region. read more


Cutting Black Carbon Provides Fast Benefits for Climate, Health

March 25, 2011

Black carbon (BC) is “ripe for ‘win-win’ emissions reduction approaches that bring both climate and public health benefits”, according to a new U.S. EPA study mandated by Congress. read more


EPA Set to Ban Powerful GHGs From Auto Air Conditioning

March 23, 2011

The U.S. EPA has agreed to grant a petition filed by a trio of NGOs to withdraw the agency’s approval to use the super greenhouse gas HFC-134a for air conditioning installed in new automobiles. read more


Big, Fast, Cheap Climate Opportunity Within Reach

March 18, 2011

The world has a significant climate opportunity within its grasp that can bring fast results at low-cost, according to IGSD President, Durwood Zaelke, who yesterday addressed the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI). read more


Cutting Local Air Pollutants Reduces Warming, Saves Millions of Lives and Improves Crop Yields

February 21, 2011

Using existing technologies and institutions to cut two local air pollutants can save millions of lives and avoid tens of billions of dollars of crop losses annually, while halving regional warming for 30 to 60 years. read more


Runaway Warming Ahead, According to Ancient Climate Records

January 14, 2011

What insurance can the world afford to prevent repeating the catastrophic temperature increase of the past? read more


Strengthened Ozone Treaty Provides Powerful Climate Mitigation

September 23, 2007

The 191 Parties to the Montreal Protocol reached a historic agreement late Friday night to strengthen the ozone treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25 billion tons of CO2 equivalent—more than the Kyoto Protocol’s initial reduction target from 2008 to 2012. read more


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