2018

The Silicon Mountain – How Should Businesses Deal with E-Waste?

Environment Blog

Electronic waste is a huge problem. A problem that has been growing exponentially since the early 20 th century when the first home radios hit the stores. Since then, we’ve been dumping everything from TVs to toasters, with little thought for the environment.

2018 83

33 Easy And Affordable Zero Waste Party Tips

Onya

We humans love to celebrate, but all to often those celebrations can come with a steep environmental cost.

2018 56
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Growing Assortment of Green Building Materials Fuels New Projects

Planet Save

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2018 52

Baron & Budd’s John Fiske Receives Presidential Award of Merit from Consumer Attorneys of California

Eco Lawyers

Baron & Budd’s shareholder John Fiske received a Presidential Award of Merit from the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) for his legislative advocacy protecting public entities’ constitutional property rights in the aftermath of California’s 2017 wildfires.

2018 52

Deserts as Ecosystems and Why They Need Protecting

Environmental Science

What is a Desert? Deserts conjure up specific ideas about topography: typically, that they are dry and sandy dunes or rock, or a mixture of both. But deserts are far more than this and there are multiple types.

2018 52

Environmental Engineering: Why You Should Pursue It As A Career

AAEE

At the University level, there are a lot of areas you can decide to develop a career on but none has proven to be as important or vital for a healthy earth than environmental engineering.

2018 52

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Rights of Nature: Seeing the Forests and Trees

Vermont Law

Disappointed in the results of environmental litigation that has focused mostly on property rights and human interests, some in the legal field have begun employing a “rights of nature” approach.

2018 52

Killing King Coal is the First Step Towards Halving Our Emissions

Edouard Stenger

As I have spent some sleepless nights since the latest IPCC report on how Mankind has to halve its carbon emissions by 2030. For both the European Union and the United States of America, the first step in doing so is killing King Coal.

2018 52

Subsequent agreement doesn't necessarily cancel out pre-existing prescriptive easement

Law of the Lands

"Good fences do not always make good neighbours." I wonder how many court decisions begin with that line or something like it - it seems like it must be a lot.

2018 52

Hurricane Halliburton

Corp Watch

2018 52

Eco-friendly Catering

Environment Blog

The catering sector provides the opportunity for an entrepreneur to create a business that resonates to his or her personality. It’s a highly competitive market, but also one in which it is easy to create your own niche, and a service that stands out from the crowd.

2018 83

The Lifehacker’s Guide to Living with Less Plastic (The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to a Plastic-Free Life)

Onya

Living as plastic-free as possible is challenging but it is important for all of us to do what we can. Plastic has become one of the most harmful materials to our environment.

2018 52

Bourbon and its Connection to Kentucky's Environment

The Laws of Nature

Bourbon and its Connection to Kentucky’s Environment By: Sydney Wininger As a state that has fostered the growth of the alcohol industry and better yet, a state dependent upon the growth of the bourbon industry, alcohol production is a big deal in the state of Kentucky. In fact, the bourbon industry is a $8.5 billion industry in Kentucky. [1]

2018 40

California Water Service Honored for Innovative Water Treatment Efforts

Eco Lawyers

Earlier this week, the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced that Baron & Budd client, California Water Service (Cal Water), has won a NAWC Management Innovation Award for its approach to treating water contaminated by soil fumigants containing 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP).

2018 52

Guide to Parasitology

Environmental Science

What is Parasitology? One of the biggest threats to human health today in the developed and the developing world are parasites.

2018 52

The Best Universities To Train At As An Environmental Engineer

AAEE

Environmental engineers work to discover new ways to keep the world less polluted. They focus on applying scientific and engineering standards in an effort to protect the environment and people from the adverse effects of human and natural activities that cause pollution.

2018 52

Grizzly Bears – Self-Defense?

Environmental Crimes

On June 26, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion that reversed the trial court conviction of a Montana man who had been convicted under the criminal provisions of the Endangered Species Act for shooting and killing a grizzly bear. United States v. Charette , F.3d , No. 17-30059 (9th Cir. June 26, 2018). Brian Charette shot the grizzly bear as it was harassing horses in a pasture behind his rural home.

2018 40

The Farm Bill’s Uncertain Future

Vermont Law

The Farm Bill is ubiquitous in its coverage of farm and food policies and programs in the United States. As omnibus legislation typically renewed every five years, the Farm Bill reauthorization process often becomes highly politicized given its broad scope.

2018 52

IPCC report urges for action to limit global warming to 1.5C

Edouard Stenger

Earlier this month, the scientists of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report on limiting global warming to 1.5C. This is of paramount importance as we are already at 1C of warming and are witnessing much more damage that what we thought we would see ten years ago.

2018 52

Court orders sale of farm property, rejects co-owner's request to split up the land

Law of the Lands

In Ontario, the Partition Act allows a co-owner of property to apply to the Court to break up the co-ownership.

2018 52

Houston, We Have a Problem

Corp Watch

An Alternative Annual Report on Halliburton. Contact: Pratap Chatterjee, (510) 271-8080. .

2018 52

Small Changes to Make Your Property More Eco Friendly

Environment Blog

We are all aware of how the choices we make impact the world around us and our properties can have a huge impact on the environment.

2018 52

Hurricane Florence: Deja Vu All Over Again

Smith Enviorment

September 23, 2018. A serious storm accompanied by flooding has many environmental impacts and most are all too familiar to North Carolina from past storms. Once the immediate rescue phase has ended, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has a larger role in hurricane response than the public may realize. Some of the environmental challenges: Disabled water treatment and wastewater treatment systems.

2018 40

Lowering Meat Production is Just the Veganning: 60% of wildlife lost calls for intervention on a global scale

The Laws of Nature

Lowering Meat Production is Just the Veganning: 60% of wildlife lost calls for intervention on a global scale By: Kathryn Waller In college I studied abroad in India and was surprised at some of the lifestyle differences that Indians had adopted for environmental conservation. For example one night we went to dinner with our student group and our Indian professor. He ordered food for us and despite our pleas, he refused to order any meat options.

2018 40

Southern California Wildfires & Mudslides

Eco Lawyers

Six devastating wildfires raged in Southern California, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their neighborhoods to avoid the flames and prompting state and federal officials to declare a state of emergency for the region. Southern California Wildfires – December 2017.

2018 52

Conservation: History and Future

Environmental Science

What is Conservation? Defining Conservationism. We define conservation as a broad approach to preserving what is already there and the due care and attention to protecting it for the future (1). It is also dedicated to restoring something to a natural state and maintaining equilibrium.

2018 52

38 Top Political Tweets of the Day — #TrumpShutdown #ResignTrump

Planet Save

The post 38 Top Political Tweets of the Day — #TrumpShutdown #ResignTrump appeared first on PlanetSave.

2018 52

The Carrot or the Stick?

Environmental Crimes

When I first started practicing environmental law in 1987, I read the book “America’s Future in Toxic Waste Management: Lessons from Europe” by Bruce W. Piasecki and Gary A. Davis. In the book, they discussed the difference in philosophies between European environmental enforcement theories (the carrot) and the United States’ philosophy (the stick). 

2018 40

China’s Waste Ban Exposes Missing Links in Recycling

Vermont Law

In 2018, the world entered a municipal waste management crisis. China stopped importing 24. contaminated. recyclable materials, most notably plastic waste and unsorted paper.

2018 52

West-facing panels help solve solar energy’s main problem

Edouard Stenger

These days if you read renewable energy news, everything is shining for solar photovoltaic: it is fast becoming the cheapest energy source, technology is getting better every year and it is wildly successful from the US to Asia, from Europe to Africa.

2018 52

Reminder: Check the property boundary before cutting down (your neighbour's) trees

Law of the Lands

A Superior Court case heard in April, 2018 involved rural neighbours and the unauthorized removal of trees. Neighbour O sold trees on his property to the owner of a local sawmill, T. T apparently had a permit to remove the trees from Neighbour O's property, and took the timber that he had purchased. T did not, however, have a permit to remove trees from Neighbour M's property, and neither Neighbour O nor Sawyer T had permission from Neighbour M to take down any trees at all on her property.

2018 40

German Court Allows Peruvian Farmer To Sue RWE Over Climate Change

Corp Watch

Saul Luciano Lliuya, a farmer who lives near Lake Palcacocha in the Peruvian Andes, has sued Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk (RWE), a major German utility company, to pay for the impact of climate change on his community. A court in Hamm, Germany, has agreed to hear the case

2018 52

Environmental Law: Government and Public Policy Towards the Environment

Environmental Science

What is Environmental Law? Humanity has been aware of its environment far longer than there have been laws to protect environments.

2018 52

Guide to Mathematics

Environmental Science

What is Mathematics? Mathematics is described by various people as the only science that will ever prove anything, the only science capable of providing an absolute “yes” or “no” answer, and as the purest science.

2018 52