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Levels Of One GHG Exceed Estimates: Scripps

Law360 (October 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Nitrogen trifluoride, a powerful greenhouse gas, is at least four times more prevalent in the atmosphere than previously thought, a team of university researchers has found, and the researchers are recommending it be added to the list of emissions regulated under the Kyoto Protocol.

Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California in San Diego said Thursday that the amount of NF3 in the atmosphere in 2006 was 4,200 metric tons, despite previous estimates that put the amount at less than 1,200...
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