2022 SD Permit Renewals

2022 Company Secondary Distributors Permit renewals were sent out at the beginning of the month. SD Permits can be renewed online at mopia.ca, by phone at (204) 338-2222, or paid by cheque. SD Permits are required for any company purchasing regulated refrigerants, new or used HVAC or A/C equipment that contains a regulated refrigerant. Renew […]

MOPIA presents at 2021 MARR Forum!

This past Wednesday, MOPIA was invited to present at the 2021 Manitoba Association of Regional Recyclers (MARR) Manitoba Community Recycling & Waste Reduction Forum, on its involvement in climate protection and the recycling of white goods. The meeting forum covered a whole range of topics related to recycling and provided insight into the progress Manitoba […]

MOPIA’s 27th AGM – November 17th

Notice is hereby given, that the 27th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of MOPIA will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Wednesday, 17th November 2021 at 4:30 pm (1630 hrs) for the purpose of hearing reports, electing members to the Board of Directors, receiving the financial statements, consider Bylaw amendments and to conduct other business. […]

NOAA Climate Anomalies September 2021

Temperature The global surface temperature for September 2021 was 0.90°C (1.62°F) above the 20th century average of 15.0°C (59.0°F) and was the fifth-highest September temperature in the 142-year record. Only Septembers of 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2020 had a higher September temperature departure. The eight warmest Septembers have all occurred since 2014. September 2021 also […]

#BeatPlasticPollution in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer was recently illuminated in blue to welcome the arrival of #VoiceOfTheOceans expedition in the city, calling attention to the need to #BeatPlasticPollution and to work for #CleanSeas The two-year voyage is supported by our #CleanSeas Campaign and undertaken by Familia Schurmann, the first Latin American family to circumnavigate the […]

NOAA Climate Anomalies July 2021

Temperature The month of July was characterized by warmer-than-average temperatures across much of the globe. Much warmer-than-average temperatures were observed across parts of North America, northern and eastern Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia, northern and southern parts of Argentina, as well as the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. Record-warm July temperatures were […]

UVB Radiation: An Abstract

The ozone layer, made up of ozone particles, is the protective boundary that prevents harmful UVB radiation from damaging life on earth. However, ozone-depleting substances such as refrigerants and solvents greatly interfere with the ozone layer, resulting in the ozone holes at both poles and as much as doubling UVB radiation levels. As a result, […]

IPCC | Climate Change 2021 Report Released

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its latest climate change report. The IPCC was created by the United Nations and the World Meteorological Organization in 1988. The IPCC releases detailed assessment reports on the state of climate change every 6 or 7 years. This latest report emphasizes the urgency of the climate […]

June ends with exceptional heat!

June comes to an end with an exceptional heatwave! In Canada and around the world, record high temperatures soar leading to major impacts. Read more in the report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO): https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/june-ends-exceptional-heat This unprecedent event is having multiple major impacts: heat stress in people, animals and vegetation; air quality (pollutants due to […]

World Refrigeration Day – June 26

It’s World Refrigeration Day tomorrow! Check out the various events and webinars regarding refrigeration at: https://worldrefrigerationday.org/events/ “World Refrigeration Day is an international awareness campaign centred around June 26 to raise the profile of the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump sector and focuses attention on the significant role that the industry and its technology play in modern […]