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Russia Can Save Kyoto, If It Can Do the Math

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Science  21 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5576, pp. 2129-2130
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5576.2129

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MOSCOW-- Russia's ratification of the Kyoto protocol might make the treaty a going concern. It would also give Russia huge amounts of pollution credits that under Kyoto's emissions-trading system could be sold to other countries for billions of dollars. But some take a chilly view of the reliability of Russia's greenhouse gas emission numbers.