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Almost 200 Countries Seal Global Deal to Limit Key Greenhouse Gases

An international agreement to limit the use of hydrofluocarbons (HFCs) was sealed in what government leaders and activists agreed marked a “monumental step forward,” as Secretary of State John Kerry put it.The deal was announced Saturday after all-night negotiations in Kigali, Rwanda. Why is the agreement so important? Because HFCs can be as much as 10,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as greenhouse gases and limiting their use has long been seen as the fastest way to combat global warming.
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