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FROM VOLUME 9, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1996
OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES
"Drop In Ozone
Killers Means Global Gain," R. Monastersky, Science News, p. 151,
Mar. 9, 1996. Measurements from seven stations around the globe indicate that
concentrations of chlorine and bromine compounds in the lower atmosphere have
peaked recently and are on the decline. These results were presented in March at
the annual meeting of NOAA's Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory.
However, some scientists question whether the reversal has occurred.
Urge Change in Air Act to Allow Use of Methyl Bromide After 2001," Intl.
Environ. Rptr., pp. 86-87, Feb. 7, 1996. The Clinton Administration is
seeking exemptions to the methyl bromide phaseout that would limit the
competitiveness of U.S. agriculture and trade, until acceptable alternatives are
available for those applications. Environmental groups accused the
administration of caving in to political pressure from California and Florida,
two major agricultural states.
Accords Reached with Aerosol, Other Sectors on HFCs, U.K. Government Says,"
ibid., p. 97. Agreements with the aerosol, air conditioning and
refrigeration, fire protection, and foam industries, announced Jan. 23 by the
Department of the Environment, are the first in Europe.
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