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Alarming rise in ozone-destroying chemical points to likelihood of illegal production

Emissions of one of the chemicals directly responsible for the massive hole in the Earth’s ozone layer are on the rise, according to a new analysis of atmospheric data collected by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration which shows chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) emissions increased by an estimated 25 per cent

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Meeting an historic chance to tackle climate change

The 25th Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol opened in Bangkok, Thailand today (October 21, 2013), offering an historic opportunity to tackle climate change and prevent the release into the atmosphere of more than 100 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) by the middle of the century through a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)