Ozone Recovery Continues, But Suspected Emissions From China Slows Progress
The Montreal Protocol of 1987 continues to be a success story about international environmental cooperation.
China’s Construction Industry Is Putting Earth’s Ozone Layer Back At Risk
A rise in atmospheric levels of CFC-11, a substance banned by the Montreal Protocol, prompted environmental investigators to find the source.
15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed
Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.
The Montreal Protocol Is the Most Successful Climate Agreement Ever
Its most recent victory is a phase-out on HFCs, a powerful greenhouse gas.
The EPA Just Banned the Chemicals That Helped Save the Ozone Layer
Hydrofuorocarbons replaced the chemicals that were depleting the ozone layer, but they are a potent greenhouse gas, up to 10,000 times stronger than carbon dioxide.
There's a Dangerous Downside to the Chemicals That Helped Save the Ozone Layer
Ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons were banned in 1989 but the chemicals that replaced them in refrigerators and air conditioners are contributing to global warming.
Can a 25-Year-Old Treaty Save the Planet from Air Conditioning Itself to Death?
Remember that one time twenty-five years ago when the world banded together to save itself from solar radiation? Let's try to do that again.
The Ozone-Defending Montreal Protocol Is a Rare Gift That Keeps Giving
The legislation was already considered one of the most successful environmental treaties of all time. As we barrel toward the climate-change point of no return it's now a two-pronged symbol of hope.