Chorales: Webster's Facts and Phrases
Nonfiction Usage Journalism UsageAntarctica - News: September 9, 2006 - Headline: Global Efforts to Heal Antarctic Ozone Hole Working. Author: Rosanne Skirble. Excerpt: Solomon's team put the blame on chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs -- industrially produced chemicals found in aerosol sprays and refrigerants. The international community responded quickly. By 1989 a United Nations treaty was in place to phase out the harmful chemicals. CFC production had dropped by 90 percent by the late 1990s.Australia - News: October 31, 2002 - Headline: ENVIRONMENT REPORT - November 1, 2002: Shrinking Ozone Hole over Antarctica. Excerpt: Chlorine from chlorofluorocarbons, or C-F-C's, is responsible for destroying part of the ozone layer over Antarctica. C-F-C's have been widely used since the nineteen-thirties in cooling devices such as refrigerators and air conditioners. C-F-C's remain in the atmosphere for years. ... Government scientists say the level of chlorine in the atmosphere is decreasing because of restrictions on the use of chlorofluorocarbons. The chemicals were restricted under an international agreement called the Montreal Protocol in nineteen-eighty-seven. ... Under the Montreal agreement, developing countries promised to cut their use of chlorofluorocarbons in half by the year two-thousand-five. They also agreed to an eighty-five percent cut by the year two-thousand-seven.Earth's - News: July 29, 2003 - Headline: Scientists: Destruction of Ozone Layer Slowing. Excerpt: The industrial pollutants in question are the hard-to-pronounce chlorine compounds called chlorofluorocarbons, or CFC's for short. CFC's were once common as refrigerants and aerosol propellants.United States - News: September 11, 2003 - Headline: ENVIRONMENT REPORT - Study: Loss of Ozone Slows. Excerpt: That is an international treaty from nineteen-eighty-seven to restore the ozone layer. The treaty restricts the use of a number of chemicals that destroy ozone, like chlorofluorocarbons, or C-F-C's.WMO - News: August 23, 2005 - Headline: Scientists Report Long-Term Outlook for Ozone Layer Recovery Good. Excerpt: WMO ozone expert, Geir Braathen, says the thinning of the ozone layer is likely to continue for as long as ozone-depleting substances, mainly chlorofluorocarbons and halons, remain in the atmosphere. ... Chlorofluorocarbons used as refrigerants, in aerosol sprays and as solvents are responsible for the destruction of the ozone, which filters out harmful ultra-violet radiation from the sun. Scientists attribute the rise in global skin cancers and cataracts to the loss of ozone.Legal UsageGovernment of Mexico. Official Mexican Standard NOM-021-ENER/SCFI/ECOL- 2000 of 9 March 2001 concerns the energy efficiency,safety requirements for the user, and elimination of chlorofluorocarbons in room air conditioners. These standards also cover limits, testing methods, and labeling for these products. Contains a bibliography and is followed by several appendices with technical specifications and drawings. Published in Diario Oficial on March 09, 2001.Government of Mexico. Official Mexican Standard NOM-022-ENER/SCFI/ECOL- 2000 of 9 March 2001 concerns the energy efficiency, safety requirements for users, and elimination of chlorofluorocarbons for self-contained commercial refrigerators. These standards also cover limits, testing methods, and labeling. Contains a bibliography and is followed by several appendices that include technical information and drawings. Published in Diario Oficial on March 09, 2001.Governmental UsageTrade in Mauritius. Imports of the following items are prohibited: ball valve bottles, caps for toy guns, recapped tires, white phosphorous matches, certain firecrackers, kerosene stoves, water scooters, ivory and tortoise shell, underwater fishing guns, candy in the form of cigarettes, toy crash helmets, cigarette papers, used motor vehicle spare parts, electric water heaters with bare elements, portable electric lamps,
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