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

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 56
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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

Growing Assortment of Green Building Materials Fuels New Projects

Planet Save

The post Growing Assortment of Green Building Materials Fuels New Projects appeared first on PlanetSave.

2018 52

Shaping a Resilient Future: Climate Impact on Vulnerable Populations

Speaker: Laurie Schoeman Director, Climate & Sustainability, Capital

During this event, national climate and housing expert Laurie Schoeman will discuss topics including relocation, decarbonization, housing affordability, disparities in climate risks, and the health impacts of climate change.

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

Sports Organizations Buy Carbon Offsets to Finance Cookstoves in Low-Income African Countries

Law Columbia

By Ama Francis. Five sports entities explained why they have become industry leaders by engaging with voluntary carbon offset markets at Friday’s Sports and Climate Change Summit. Photo courtesy of South Pole. The New York Yankees, New York Mets, NASCAR, U.S.

2018 52

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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

Hurricane Halliburton

Corp Watch

2018 52

Arkema Indictment

Environmental Crimes

On August, 3, 2018, Arkema (a French chemical company), Richard Rowe (Arkema CEO) and Leslie Comardelle (Arkema’s plant manager), were indicted by a Harris County grand jury for the reckless emission of an air contaminant in violation of the Texas Water Code. A few friends have already written about the indictment ( Mark L. Farley and Paige Gallaspy at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and Benjamin H. Patton and Mary M. Balaster at Reed Smith LLP ).

2018 40

Seven essential books on energy and climate change

Edouard Stenger

Looking for a summer read with a bit more substance than the latest mystery novel? These seven books are loaded with it. They probably won’t make you shiver, but they will give you insight into the greatest threat facing our planet as well as clear steps that can be taken to address it.

2018 56

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

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

Physics: The Science of the Universe and Everything In It

Environmental Science

Along with chemistry and biology , physics completes the trinity of the original “hard” sciences - those that use testable predictions and hypotheses, experiments, and mathematics and modelling as opposed to the “soft” sciences which use more qualitative data and which relies far less on testing.

2018 56

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

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

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

Global Perspectives on a Global Pact for the Environment

Law Columbia

Edited by Michael Burger (Sabin Center for Climate Change Law), Teresa Parejo (UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network) and Lisa Sachs (Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment). With research and administrative support from Nathan Lobel (Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment).

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

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

Houston, We Have a Problem

Corp Watch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Five Important Points About the “SAFE Vehicle Rule”

Law Columbia

By Romany Webb. On Thursday, August 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) jointly issued the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Rule (SAFE Vehicle Rule).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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