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Illegal emissions threaten to undermine UN's optimistic ozone report

Illegal emissions threaten to undermine UN's optimistic ozone report

Science
Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Despite news reports of an improving ozone layer, uncertainty over the impacts of illegal chlorofluorocarbon emissions threatens to undermine the longterm success of the Montreal Protocol. Earlier this week, the United Nations issued a press release confirming the Earth's ozone layer continues to heal. The release called the news a "ray of hope" in the wake of urgent warnings about the risks of global warming. But the report itself revealed serious concerns -- concerns parties to the Montreal Protocol are discussing this week at meetings in Quito, Ecuador. Last year, reports revealed a surprising uptick in CFC-11 emissions, an ozone-depleting gas banned under the Montreal Protocol. Followup investigations suggested the Chinese foam industry is responsible for the rise in C...
Russia nuclear treaty: Gorbachev warns Trump plan will undermine disarmament

Russia nuclear treaty: Gorbachev warns Trump plan will undermine disarmament

World
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says US President Trump's plan to withdraw from a key Cold War nuclear weapons treaty is a reversal of efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament. Mr Gorbachev - who signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with President Reagan in 1987 - questioned the plan's intelligence.Mr Trump said Russia had been "violating [the INF] for many years".Russia has condemned the plans and threatened to retaliate.The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin would be seeking an explanation from visiting US National Security Adviser John Bolton.Germany was the first US ally to criticise the move, with Foreign Minister Heiko Maas urging Washington to consider the consequences both for Europe and fo...
Don't let these funds undermine your 401(k) savings

Don't let these funds undermine your 401(k) savings

Finance
If you're choosing among the retirement funds on your 401(k) menu, you may have noticed something called a target-date fund on the list. Target-date funds typically consist of a mix of stocks, bonds and other investments that determine their risk based on when you want to retire. The funds are a popular choice among workers. Fifty-nine percent who have access to a 401(k) or other employer-sponsored plan said they use an automatic allocation strategy to save, according to research released in June by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. In contrast, 43 percent use a do-it-yourself approach. ...