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What’s new in blockchain, AI and IoT: June 2 – 8, 2017

Green Bang

Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: MoneyConf draws 1,800-plus blockchain, fintech attendees .

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What’s new in blockchain, AI and IoT: May 5 – 11, 2017

Green Bang

Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: PokitDok to use Sawtooth blockchain to record healthcare transactions.

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July 2017 Updates to the Climate Case Charts

Law Columbia

Six environmental groups launched the proceeding challenging the stay after EPA published notice of the stay in the June 5, 2017 issue of the Federal Register. filed June 5, 2017; emergency motion for stay granted July 3, 2017). June 29, 2017). June 28, 2017). June 28, 2017). order denying interlocutory appeal June 8, 2017; order granting intervenors’ motions to withdraw and setting trial date June 28, 2017); United States v.

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What’s new in blockchain, AI and IoT: May 19 – 25, 2017

Green Bang

During its recent 2017 spring session, NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly released a draft committee report titled, “The Internet of Things: Promises and Perlis of a Disruptive Technology.” Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: Kik chat provider launches Kin cryptocurrency .

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What’s new in blockchain, AI and IoT: May 19 – 25, 2017

Green Bang

During its recent 2017 spring session, NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly released a draft committee report titled, “The Internet of Things: Promises and Perlis of a Disruptive Technology.” Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: Kik chat provider launches Kin cryptocurrency .

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What’s new in blockchain, AI and IoT: April 14-20, 2017

Green Bang

in 2017. They include a preview release of SQL Server 2017, which Microsoft described as the first relational database management system with built-in AI. Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: EU to kick off blockchain observatory effort.

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What’s new in blockchain, AI and IoT: April 14-20, 2017

Green Bang

in 2017. They include a preview release of SQL Server 2017, which Microsoft described as the first relational database management system with built-in AI. Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: EU to kick off blockchain observatory effort.

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What’s new in blockchain, AI and IoT: June 2 – 8, 2017

Green Bang

Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: MoneyConf draws 1,800-plus blockchain, fintech attendees .

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What’s new in blockchain, AI and IoT: May 12 – 18, 2017

Green Bang

Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: SAP launches Cloud Platform Blockchain service. SAP on May 16 announced the launch of a new SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain service designed to help its customers create new applications and extensions using distributed ledger technology.

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What’s new in blockchain, AI and IoT: May 12 – 18, 2017

Green Bang

Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: SAP launches Cloud Platform Blockchain service. SAP on May 16 announced the launch of a new SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain service designed to help its customers create new applications and extensions using distributed ledger technology.

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What’s new in blockchain, AI and IoT: May 5 – 11, 2017

Green Bang

Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: PokitDok to use Sawtooth blockchain to record healthcare transactions. The healthcare software development platform PokitDok announced on May 10 that it would use Hyperledger Sawtooth, the open-source blockchain project from the Linux Foundation and Intel, to support its DokChain offering for healthcare transaction recording.

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What’s new in blockchain, AI and IoT: April 28 – May 4, 2017

Green Bang

Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: U.S. defense contractor to incorporate blockchain into processes. Lockheed Martin announced in late April that Guardtime Federal will be a key partner to add cyber-security features to systems engineering processes, supply chain risk management and software development. In its news release, Lockheed Martin said it is “the first U.S.

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What’s new in blockchain, AI and IoT: April 28 – May 4, 2017

Green Bang

Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: U.S. defense contractor to incorporate blockchain into processes. Lockheed Martin announced in late April that Guardtime Federal will be a key partner to add cyber-security features to systems engineering processes, supply chain risk management and software development. In its news release, Lockheed Martin said it is “the first U.S.

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What’s new in blockchain, AI and IoT: April 21-27, 2017

Green Bang

Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: Spotify acquires Mediachain Labs for tracking music rights. Music-streaming firm Spotify revealed on April 26 that it had acquired Mediachain Labs , which has built the blockchain-based Mediachain for tracking creative rights ownership in the music industry.

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What’s new in blockchain, AI and IoT: April 21-27, 2017

Green Bang

Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: Spotify acquires Mediachain Labs for tracking music rights. Music-streaming firm Spotify revealed on April 26 that it had acquired Mediachain Labs , which has built the blockchain-based Mediachain for tracking creative rights ownership in the music industry.

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Irish High Court Recognizes a Right to an Environment, But Finds that Environmental Group Lacks Standing to Make Climate Change Claims in Airport Runway Case

Law Columbia

On November 21, 2017, the High Court of Ireland blocked a climate change case concerning construction of a new airport runway from moving forward, but made a groundbreaking decision in recognizing “a personal constitutional right to an environment” for the first time. By Dena Adler.

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Transparency and ICAO’s Aviation Offsetting Scheme: Two Separate Concepts? – A New Sabin Center Working Paper

Law Columbia

By Dena Adler. Photo Credit: NASA.

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Louisiana Supreme Court Grants Writs from Second Circuit Decision Finding Holder of Mortgage Encumbering a Mineral Lease Solidarily Liable with Mineral Lessees for Damages Resulting from the Mineral Lessees’ Breach of Contractual and Statutory Obligations

The Energy Law Blog

On Friday, December 15, the Louisiana Supreme Court granted three separate writ applications filed by each of the defendants in Gloria’s Ranch, L.L.C. Tauren Exploration, Inc.

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Northern California Wildfires

Eco Lawyers

Wildfires blazed across Northern California in 2017, forcing tens of thousands of residents to evacuate their homes and their communities.

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Plaintiffs and Defendants Jointly Choose First Cases for Trial in Plaquemines Parish Coastal Zone Management Act Litigation

The Energy Law Blog

The first five Plaquemines Parish Coastal Zone Management Act (“CZMA”) cases to be set for trial have been chosen. The Plaintiffs selected Parish of Plaquemines v. Rozel Operating Company, et al. Parish of Plaquemines v. ConocoPhillips Company, et al. , and Parish of Plaquemines v.

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How is America Acting in Favor of Eco-Friendly Projects

AAEE

An interesting study conducted in 2014 in collaboration between the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, and The Associated Press at NORC, classified American attitudes towards the environment. The national survey included 1,576 adults over 18.

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ASHRAE: Is It Worth The Efforts To Join ASHRAE

AAEE

You will find that as an environmental engineer, knowing people in your field will help. Whether you’re a student studying for your engineering degree or a graduate looking for a job, networking can come in useful when you least expect it to.

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ASCE vs SEE: A Nature Battle

AAEE

While the civil engineer has a big role to play in the construction of mines, the environmental engineer dedicated to sustainability probably wouldn’t approve of. Here lies the nature battle between the two disciplines of engineering that are tied together closely.

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Is The Paris Agreement on Shaky Legs? How to Ensure Successful Implementation

Environmental Europe

Figure 1 – Source: Schoenefeld & Jordan, 2017. What is needed to make the Paris Agreement a success? This blog post focuses on one of the most central but underappreciated elements – the periodic reviews of progress.

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No 3rd Runway at Vienna Airport Because Adverse Climate Impacts Outweigh Short-term Economic Benefits: Austrian Court (Updated)

Law Columbia

Updated on June 29, 2017). by Justin Gundlach. Plans for a third runway at the Vienna-Schwechat airport (pictured at right) were first submitted for review by the government of Lower Austria (one of Austria’s 9 regions) in March 2007.

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Can Fossil Fuel Companies Be Held Liable for Climate Change?

Law Columbia

by Justin Gundlach. We know that burning fossil fuels is the main cause of anthropogenic climate change, and that climate change is the source of adverse impacts on communities and even regional and national economies.

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Procuring Your First Salary As An Environmental Engineer

AAEE

It should be known that entry-level jobs in environmental engineering may not pay as much as entry-level jobs in other fields of engineering. This doesn’t mean that salaries are low. How Much Do Environmental Engineers Make?

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Louisiana Supreme Court Holds Punitive Damages Are Available Under General Maritime Law Against Products Liability Defendant

The Energy Law Blog

Case: Warren v. Shelter Mutual Ins. Co. , 2016-C-1647 (La. 10/18/17), So. Factual Background A recreational boating accident occurred on navigable inland waters of Louisiana in May of 2005 resulting in the death of a 22-year old passenger.

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Doors You Open When You Decide to Pursue Your Career as an Environmental Engineer

AAEE

Environmental engineers agree that their chosen profession is immensely rewarding. Not only is it a satisfying profession that involves protecting the environment from the effects of polluting and waste-producing human activity, it also opens many doors.

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Traits Companies Look Out For While Hiring Environmental Engineers

AAEE

Environmental engineering is a field that involves problem-solving and innovation.

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Five Lessons Learned from Executing Shale Drilling Transactions

The Energy Law Blog

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Nine Ideas For Repurposing Everyday Household Items

Onya

Most environmentally conscious individuals are well aware of the basics of living green; refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle, and rot. Keeping these things in mind while choosing products for your home goes a long way toward reducing your carbon footprint on our planet.

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The Dusky Gopher Frog Lives to Fight Another Day: Fifth Circuit Denies Rehearing

The Energy Law Blog

On February 13, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied Defendants’ Petition for Rehearing En Banc in the case titled Markle Interests, L.L.C., et al. Fish and Wildlife Service, et al.

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Leave It to the States: Oklahoma Federal Court Dismisses Fracking Suit In Favor Of Administrative Regulation

The Energy Law Blog

On April 4, 2017 , a federal district court dismissed a citizen-enforcement action under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act that could have profound impact on fracking suits against the oil and gas industry.

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Fifth Circuit Holds that Unpatented Products Can Be Given Patent-Like Protection by Contract

The Energy Law Blog

In a breach of contract case involving the overlay of intellectual property and contract law, Luv n’ care, Ltd, a global leader in the design and sale of baby products, filed suit against its former distributor, Groupo Rimar, a.k.a. Suavinex, S.A.

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Too hot to handle? The Renewable Heat Incentive scheme & the Northern Irish meltdown

Environmental Europe

Since December, Northern Ireland has been bogged down in a major scandal on an apparently simple policy instrument – the renewable heat incentive scheme. The scheme, closed in early 2016, was set up in 2012 to encourage renewable heat uptake.

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NASA Provides Backdrop for 13th Annual Black History Month Program at Liskow & Lewis

The Energy Law Blog

The Oscar-nominated motion picture Hidden Figures shed light on the little-known story of Katherine Johnson , former NASA mathematician and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient. As we paused for our formal observation of Black History Month, the firm was honored by the presence of Ms.

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U.S. Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Levee Board’s Lawsuit Against 97 Oil and Gas Companies

The Energy Law Blog

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the Eastern District’s exercise of jurisdiction and dismissal on the merits of a headline-grabbing environmental law tort suit against 97 oil and gas companies, seeking to hold those entities responsible for Louisiana’s coastal erosion.

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Protestors Halt Copper Alloy Plant In Sichuan Province

Corp Watch

Protestors have forced Sichuan Hongda to cancel plans to build a $1.6 billion copper alloy plant in Shifang city in southwestern China, because of pollution concerns. The halt has been hailed as a major victory by environmental activists against corporate and government power

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Extension of DOL Fiduciary Rule is Official and some Guidelines for Documenting Rollovers

The Energy Law Blog

1] The announcement was made on November 29, 2017. The “Impartial Conduct Standards” went into effect on June 9, 2017. 1] The DOL first unofficially disclosed the extension in a brief filed in a Minnesota lawsuit on August 9, 2017. The Department of Labor officially announced the 18-month extension of the effective date of the key, and most onerous provisions, of the DOL Fiduciary Rule (until July 1, 2019). [1]

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Michigan’s Updated PURPA Implementation Could Create a New Market for Privately-owned Solar Energy Facilities

Columbia Climate Law

U-18090, May 31, 2017 Order (Mich. U-18091, July 31, 2017 Order (Mich. By Jeffrey Hammons. Introduction. Over the past few months, the Michigan Public Service Commission (“MPSC”) issued a series of orders updating how it implements its obligations under Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (“PURPA”). [1] 1] These orders could spur new development of solar energy facilities in Michigan.

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IRS Announces Plan Loans, Hardship Distributions Relief For Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

The Energy Law Blog

On August 30, 2017, in Announcement 2017-11, the IRS provided retirement plan loan and distribution relief from retirement plans described in Code Sections 401(a) (including 401(k) plans), 403(a), 403(b), and governmental eligible deferred compensation plans described in 457(b) (collectively “Retirement Plans”) to affected participants.

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SEC Cybersecurity Alert

The Energy Law Blog

The SEC published a National Exam Program Risk Alert describing the results of cybersecurity exams of 75 broker-dealers and investment advisors on August 7, 2017. National Exam Program Risk Alert, Observations from Cybersecurity Examinations ,” (SEC August 7, 2017) This report is useful in evaluating your investment advisory firm’s cybersecurity policies.

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