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China, U.S. to seek way to end production, use of climate change causing HFCs

HFCs were supposed to be the way we saved the ozone. And they did. But at a new cost: climate change. These gases, which are used in refrigerators and air conditioners to produce cool air, trap heat in the atmosphere at a greater rate than carbon dioxide, as much as 1000 times, leading to climate change.

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Apple sends independent inspectors to suppliers’ Chinese factories

Recent reporting by The New York Times has raised concern about the conditions faced by workers in Apple’s supply factories in China. Now Apple has hired an independent labor rights organization to inspect and publish a report on the labor environment in its suppliers’ factories. The first round of inspections began Monday.