2017

48 Eco Friendly Products You Can Buy Today to Help Stop Plastic Pollution

Onya

To say plastic pollution is a widespread problem is not doing it justice: Only about 9% of all plastic ever made has likely been recycled with 12% of all plastic waste having been incinerated. The remaining 79% has accumulated in either landfill or the natural environment if not still in use.

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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

By Dena Adler. Photo Credit: Malcolm MacLeod via Wikimedia Commons.

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

Environmental Europe

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. States must of course make ambitious and credible contributions in the first place.

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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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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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Houston, This is Harvey: Hurricanes are Hazardous

Vermont Law

Hurricane Harvey’s destructive power. demonstrated. to Houston and the nation what happens when a highly industrialized area, located in a coastal zone, experiences a hurricane that delivers over 4 feet of rain.

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Private Prosecution by Neighbour over Boundary Tree - Tree By-law Conviction Upheld on Appeal

Law of the Lands

Disputes between neighbours about boundary trees are not uncommon; private prosecutions by neighbours against neighbours, especially concerning boundary trees, are uncommon.

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Wind and solar are now cheaper than fossil fuels

Edouard Stenger

For years, grid parity – the time when solar and wind would be cost-competitive with fossil fuels and nuclear – was the holy grail of renewables energy, a target to reach in a distant future. But the future is now. .

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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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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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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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NASA team provides free satellite public health data to researchers and communities

Science Blogs

NASA team provides free satellite public health data to researchers and communities. by Dominika Heusinkveld, MD, MPH Researchers at NASA and the University of Arizona, among others, are hoping to make real-time air quality forecasting a reality in the next few years.

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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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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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PHILIPPINES: Philippine communist rebels vow attacks on mines

Corp Watch

Philippine communist rebels vowed on Monday to step up attacks on mining firms and troops guarding them in the northern Kalinga mountains, raising a new threat to a sector that has been beset with environmental woes

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Martin Baudroux | Nietzsche, Bataille : de l’océan au désert

Columbia Climate Law

Nietzsche, Bataille : de l’océan au désert by Martin Baudroux Sois cet océan. Nietzsche Qui suis-je pas « moi » non non mais le désert la nuit l’immensité… Bataille C’est sur une place publique, une lanterne à la main en… Continue Reading → Paris Extra

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Pulling the Teeth Out of the Endangered Species Act

Vermont Law

Endangered Species Act. is “the most comprehensive legislation for the preservation of endangered species ever enacted by any nation” according to the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case. Tennessee Valley Authority v.

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Court decides ownership interest in land had been transferred to Railway; ownership did not revert to surrounding owners when railway discontinued

Law of the Lands

What happens when a railway is abandoned or discontinued? More specifically, what happens to the rail line property itself? In a recent decision, the Superior Court in Ontario had to decide whether a Railway had acquired the land for its now discontinued rail line as a full fee simple parcel (ownership of the land) or simply as an easement or right-of-way. The line had been acquired in 1871 and discontinued in 2002.

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Energy news as COP23 is taking place in Germany

Edouard Stenger

Here are the news that caught my interest as the annual climate change conference, COP23, is currently taking place in Bonn, Germany. Let us hope Germany will took the occasion for a massive announcement on ditching coal in the next 10 to 15 years. Only a move of this magnitude would make sense.

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

Law Columbia

by Justin Gundlach. Updated on June 29, 2017). 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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July 2017 Updates to the Climate Case Charts

Law Columbia

Each month, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (APKS) and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law collect and summarize developments in climate-related litigation, which we also add to our U.S. and non-U.S. climate litigation charts. If you know of any cases we have missed, please email us at columbiaclimate at gmail dot com. In June, the Sabin Center, in collaboration with APKS, officially launched a new version of the climate litigation charts at [link].

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Arundhati Katju | Meditations on breath and sexual difference

Columbia Climate Law

Meditations on breath and sexual difference Praxis/Theory: Between East and West By Arundhati Katju How can Luce Irigaray help us think through the difference between Eastern and Western thought? In Between East and West Irigaray offers two focal, intertwined points… Continue Reading → Posts 10-13 Resources 10-13

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Arundhati Katju | Reading Inwards from the Margins: Indic Classical Thought in Nietzsche and Foucault

Columbia Climate Law

By Arundhati Katju In order to demonstrate the genealogy of knowledge they propose, both Nietzsche and Foucault draw upon and refute key elements from Indic philosophy, specifically, mystic practices that contemplate the nature of knowledge and subject-object relations as found… Continue Reading → Resources 9-13

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Jiwon Hahn | On Nietzsche and Metaphor

Columbia Climate Law

By Jiwon Hahn In Nietzsche and Metaphor (1972), Sarah Kofman engages with Nietzsche’s text by exploring the relationship between metaphor and concept, as well as the role of language and memory, in writing and reading Nietzsche. At the very beginning… Continue Reading → Resources 7-13

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Jiwon Hahn | On the Genealogy of Truth and Knowledge

Columbia Climate Law

By Jiwon Hahn Probably the most prominent common denominator of the philosophies of Nietzsche and Foucault would be genealogy as their method of philosophizing. The fact that Foucault entitled his piece on Nietzsche, written as part of Hommage à Jean… Continue Reading → Resources 9-13

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Michael Milov-Cordoba | Reading Revolution in Fanon, Baldwin, and Coates

Columbia Climate Law

By Michael Milov-Cordoba “In the world I am heading for, I am endlessly creating myself.”[1] 1] “I have spent much of my studies searching for the right question by which I might fully understand the breach between the world and me.… … Continue Reading → Resources 8-13

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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 26 – June 1

Green Bang

Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: Singapore central bank publishes DLT report . The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) this past week published a report on its “Project Ubin,” aimed at developing a prototype for interbank payments using distributed ledger technology.

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What’s new in blockchain, AI and IoT: May 26 – June 1

Green Bang

Following are highlights from the past week’s news developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies: Singapore central bank publishes DLT report . The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) this past week published a report on its “Project Ubin,” aimed at developing a prototype for interbank payments using distributed ledger technology.

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Jens Hanssen | Nietzsche and the 20th-century Arab Intellectual Tradition

Columbia Climate Law

Nietzsche and the 20th-century Arab Intellectual Tradition Jens Hanssen, University of Toronto (Work in progress, please do not cite without permission of the author) Übrigens ist mir alles verhasst, was mich bloss belehrt, ohne meine Tätigkeit zu vermehren… Continue Reading → Posts 13-13 Uncategorized

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