The EU ETS’s most recent challenges

Law Columbia

In October 2013, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly agreed to develop a global market-based mechanism (MBM) by 2016 addressing international aviation emissions and to apply it by 2020. Teresa Parejo. Associate Professor of Law (Carlos III University).

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Arizona’s Net Metering Battle Resolved, With Modest Fee Added for Solar

Columbia Climate Law

By Sascha Yim, Guest Blogger*. In the latest development in the country’s unfolding net metering battle, the Arizona Corporation Commission recently ruled that the state’s utility, Arizona Public Service (APS), could impose a $0.70 per kilowatt charge on solar customers beginning in 2014.

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Higher Education for Sustainability: A Critical Review of the Empirical Evidence 2013–2020

Environmental News Bits

“Higher Education for Sustainability: A Critical Review of the Empirical Evidence 2013–2020.” However, the debates … Continue reading Higher Education for Sustainability: A Critical Review of the Empirical Evidence 2013–2020. Probst, L. 2022). ” Sustainability 14(6), 3402. link] Abstract: Higher education for sustainable development (HESD) has grown into a substantial field of research and practice.

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Environmental Impact Statements Addressing Resiliency and Adaptation

Law Columbia

Final Environmental Impact Statement, March 8, 2013 (Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination). Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement, May 23, 2013 (Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination). Final Environmental Impact Statement, August 8, 2013 (Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination). Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, August 9, 2013 (Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination). Ethan I.

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Regulating Imports into RGGI: Toward a Legal, Workable Solution

Law Columbia

In February 2013, participating states announced plans to lower RGGI’s cap on carbon dioxide emissions by 45% in 2014. On August 21, CCCL released a new white paper that evaluates the legal workability and constitutionality of regulating imports into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or “RGGI” (for background on RGGI, the Northeastern states’ cap-and-trade program for carbon dioxide, see prior posts ). RGGI is currently in an exciting period of reform.

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EU Parliament Vote Renews Hope for Future of EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Law Columbia

euros a ton in April 2013, compared to its peak near 30 euros in July 2008. This proposal, after one year’s debate, developed into the newly adopted decision of the Parliament (approved on July 3, 2013) that “the Commission may, in exceptional circumstances, adapt the timetable” and “shall make no more than one such adaptation for a maximum number of 900 million allowances”. By Yan Gu, Summer Intern.

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Ninth Circuit Rejects Constitutional Challenge to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Law Columbia

by Shelley Welton, Deputy Director & Fellow. In what can only be interpreted as a major victory for California, the Ninth Circuit ruled on Wednesday, September 19 in Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Corey that the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) was neither discriminatory nor extraterritorial under the dormant Commerce Clause, reversing the district court opinion.

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Legal Policies Surrounding the Degradation of Indonesia’s Forests

Vermont Law

. Legal Policies Surrounding the Degradation of Indonesia’s Forests.

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Australian and United States Law of Aboriginal Land Rights: A Comparative Perspective

Vermont Law

. Australian and United States Law of Aboriginal Land Rights: A Comparative Perspective.

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The Implications of G.E. v. Joiner for Admissibility of Expert Testimony

Vermont Law

. The Implications of G.E. Joiner for Admissibility of Expert Testimony.

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Volume 1 • Issue 1

Vermont Law

. Volume 1 • Issue 1.

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Whale that travelled halfway around the world sets migration record

New Scientist

In 2013, a grey whale was spotted off the coast of Namibia, far from the species' traditional habitat. Now DNA analysis has revealed it must have travelled 20,000 kilometres to get there, a record mammal migration

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Wildfire Smoke: An Emerging Threat to West Coast Wines

Inside Climate News

By Liza Gross In August 2013, Ron and Cheryl Harms were eagerly anticipating the third harvest from their boutique vineyard in the Sierra Foothills when the massive, fast-moving Rim Fire zigzagged perilously close to their property.

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Warming Trends: Butterflies Bounce Back, Growing Up Gay Amid High Plains Oil, Art Focuses on Plastic Production

Inside Climate News

acres in 2013. A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, books, cultural events and other developments from the global warming frontier.

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Five years after largest marine heatwave on record hit northern California coast, many warm–water species have stuck around

Environmental News Bits

In 2013, the largest marine heatwave on record began when an unusually warm mass of water formed in the Gulf of Alaska. by Erica Nielsen and Sam Walkes (University of California, Davis) Land–based heatwaves have a less obvious though equally important sibling: marine heatwaves.

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Buy Nothing groups offer an antidote to waste and isolation, with a world of free stuff

Environmental News Bits

What started in 2013 as a hyperlocal network of “circular gift economies” in Bainbridge Island, Wash., Read the full story in the Washington Post. has ballooned into a constellation of Buy Nothing groups with 4.3 million members in 44 countries. Members can request or offer any item or service as long as it’s legal; however… Read more → Circular economy Green lifestyle

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Guest Post: Climate Litigation in Japan: Citizens’ Attempts for the Coal Phase-Out

Law Columbia

As a result, Japan’s CO 2 emissions increased, peaking in 2013. In its Nationally Determined Contribution , Japan has committed to reducing GHG emissions by 46% in 2030 from 2013 levels and achieving net zero emissions by 2050. By Yumeno Grace Nishikawa, LLM*.

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Federal Court Orders Service to Take a Third Look at Bi-state Sage Grouse Listing Status

Endangered Species Law

The Service proposed the Bi-state Grouse for listing as threatened in 2013, then later withdrew that proposal On May 16, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California overturned the U.S.

BofA issues $2b sustainability bond targeting equality, economic opportunity, green investments

Environmental News Bits

The offering brings the company’s total sustainable bond issuances to nearly $12 billion since 2013,… Read more → Corporate sustainability FinanceRead the full story at ESG Today. Bank of America announced today that it has issued a $2 billion “Equality Progress Sustainability Bond,” with proceeds aimed at investments targeting advancements in racial and gender equality, economic opportunity, and environmental sustainability.

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EWG’s Tap Water Database 2021 Update

Environmental News Bits

Since 2013, water utilities’ testing has found pollutants in Americans’ tap water, according to an EWG drinking water quality analysis of more than 31 million state water records. Search by zip code or state. Read more → Environmental health Information tools Water

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There were 227 environmental defenders killed in 2020


The report, which was released Monday, says that the number of murdered land defenders has more than doubled since 2013 As if it’s not bad enough that the world is suffering from weather extremes and other climate-related disasters, last year a record 227 environmental defenders died for protecting the planet, according to an annual report by Global Witness.

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Law Columbia

magna cum laude, with certificates in environmental law and comparative legal studies, from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, in 2013. This month , Jacob Elkin joins the Sabin Center as the 2021-2022 Climate Law Fellow.

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Texas Supreme Court Rules on Correction Deeds in a Case of First Impression

Energy & the Law

2013: Broadway Bank, John, and the original grantees of the 2005 deed execute a second correction deed, again attempting to change the fee interest to a life estate. The probate court declares the 2013 correction deed valid. Co-author Rusty Tucker.

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Environmental Rights in State Constitutions

Law Columbia

Most of these provisions were enacted in the early 1970s during that great period of environmental lawmaking, but they received relatively little attention until a 2013 decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Robinson Township v. By Michael B.

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Most-Favored-Nations Clause Costs Lessee

Energy & the Law

In 2018, amidst the Eagle Ford Shale leasing frenzy, EP acquired the “First Presbyterian” lease and the “Donaldson Brown” lease, both effective back to 2013. EP: It would pay only for acreage on which it paid bonuses after the effective date of the Donaldson Brown lease—September 25, 2013.,

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Reducing Gun Violence: What Role for the CDC?

Union of Concerned Scientists

The CDC research effort is guided by a National Academy of Sciences report from 2013.

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Guest Commentary: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ First Resolution on the Climate Emergency: Implications for Climate Litigation

Law Columbia

Two notable climate litigation cases, the 2013 Athabaskan petition and the 2021 Cité Soleil petition , are still pending. By Pedro Cisterna-Gaete and Maria Antonia Tigre.

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Water-mediated intercalation mechanisms in transition metal oxides

Physics World

From 2013–2015, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, US. She received her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, US, in 2013 and BS at the University of Arizona, US, in 2007, both in Materials Science and Engineering.

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FWS Delists Cumberland Sandwort under the ESA

Endangered Species Law

By December of 2013, the FWS recommended downlisting the Cumberland sandwort to threatened status, and in April of 2020, the On Monday, the U.S.

Well Operator Escapes Liability After Disposing of its Working Interest

Energy & the Law

In 2013, while Aruba was a working interest owner and operator, a gas line was installed on the property. Co-author Justin Cowan. Does a former working-interest owner of a well bear continuing responsibility for a defective gas line despite having conveyed its ownership interest?

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Children grow faster during school year than during summer holidays

Frontier Sin

statistically reanalyzed the results from their 2013 study , where they followed 3588 children who entered kindergarten in September 2005, at any of 41 schools in the Fort Bend Independent School District around the city of Sugar Land in Texas. By Mischa Dijkstra, Frontiers science writer.

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The world’s oceans are heading towards peak acidity?

A Greener Life

The annual increase from 2013 to 2021 is more than double the increase between 1993 to 2002. A bleaching coral is seen where abandoned fishing nets covered it in a reef in the protected area of Ko Losin, Thailand. Photo credit: Reuters / Jorge Silva. By Anders Lorenzen.

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Ask a Scientist: How to Disarm Disinformation

Union of Concerned Scientists

SM: Shireen Mitchell has been tracking disinformation targeting women and People of Color since 2013. Our society is awash in disinformation. Lies about vaccines. Lies about the last election. Lies about climate change. There are just too many examples to mention. It’s infuriating, to be sure.

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A deep dive into the IPCC’s updated carbon budget numbers

Real Climate

And since the first IPCC estimates published in 2013, we have learned a lot and have gotten much better at estimating remaining carbon budgets. IPCC reported carbon budgets for the first time in 2013. in 2018, but they represent a significant update since AR5 in 2013.

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United States Fifth Circuit Weighs in on La. R.S. 30:103.1 and 103.2 Notice Requirements

The Energy Law Blog

Louisiana Revised Statutes 30:103.1 et seq. have been heavily litigated in recent years, but there are only a handful of reported decisions interpreting these statutes. Many of these decisions involve whether a party complied with the strict notice requirements contained in the statutes.

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A Call for an End to Kentucky Breed-Specific Legislation

The Laws of Nature

The law, which became effective officially on October 1, 2013, prohibits dogs from being declared as vicious or dangerous “based solely on the breed of the dog.” [13]

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Celebrating 10 million views of kid-friendly science!

Frontier Sin

From its launch in autumn 2013 with just a handful of articles, Frontiers for Young Minds started to grow steadily. Frontiers for Young Minds has achieved a super exciting milestone in recent weeks – our articles have been viewed over 10 million times!

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Why Climate Economics Continues to Succeed

Environmental and Urban Economics

I have published a 2013 paper and a 2015 political economy paper on carbon tax voting. A blog post that responds to Noah Smith's provocative piece titled Why Has Climate Economics Failed Us? It raises a deep question. What is the point of climate economics research? I will respond below. Dr. Smith's piece also throws some low blows. My friend Richard Tol is singled out for reasons I don't understand. Go to Professor Tol's Google Scholar webpage and read his work. First, a preamble.

When ‘Eradicated’ Species Bounce Back With a Vengeance

Science & Climate

By 2013, the population had decreased from 125,000 to fewer than 10,000 individuals. But one year later, in 2014, the population exploded to about 300,000 green crab in the lagoon — a 30-fold increase over 2013 levels and nearly triple the pre-eradication population size.

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TV review: Borgen is back and its key focus is the climate crisis?

A Greener Life

In 2013, 30 Greenpeace activists were jailed in Russia for protesting a Russian oil rig operating in what was international Arctic waters. . Photo credit: Netflix. By Anders Lorenzen.

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Lia Merminga becomes first woman to head Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Physics World

She will become the seventh director of the US particle-physics lab and succeeds Nigel Lockyer, who has headed Fermilab since 2013. The particle physicist Lia Merminga has been appointed the first female director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory based in Batavia, Illinois.

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Worrying finding in California’s multi-billion-dollar climate initiative reveals problem with using forests to offset CO2 emissions

Frontier Sin

The study covers the program from its beginning, in 2013, through the end of 2021. By Suzanna Burgelman, Frontiers science writer. Image: Zack Frank/

Added Party Can’t Avoid Amended Master Service Agreement

Energy & the Law

Stingray Pressure Pumping and Gulfport Energy entered into an MSA for oilfield fracing services in 2013. Co-author Brittany Blakey. Let’s begin with a question: Master service agreements (“MSA’s” in the trade), once agreed upon, often remain in force for years.

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