2019

2018 Annual NEPA Report Available

NAEP Leadership Blog

The National Association of Environmental Professionals' (NAEP's) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Practice is pleased to present our eleventh NEPA Annual Report. This report contains summaries of NEPA developments during 2018 as well as the NEPA Practice’s efforts for the past year. This annual report is prepared and published through the initiative and volunteer efforts of members of the NAEP’s NEPA Practice. Learn More

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Implementing a Sustainable Business Strategy

Environment Blog

Consumers want to do business with firms that are more sustainable and you probably know that your employees want you to go in that direction too. Becoming more eco-friendly or green doesn’t have to cost a fortune or require revamping everything you do.

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Degradable vs Biodegradable vs Compostable

Onya

Why choose Certified Compostable over Degradable or Biodegradable? Quite simply, certified compostable is the only option of these three that breaks down into natural components and does not leave harmful microplastics in the environment and food chain.

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Better policy monitoring required to underpin decarbonisation

Environmental Europe

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) is currently underway. The success of the Paris Agreement depends on the effective monitoring of climate policy measures. Political scientists at TU Darmstadt explain in a new study what it takes to achieve this.

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Brazilian court orders Vale to pay for worst industrial accident in Brazil’s history

Corp Watch

A Brazilian judge has ordered Vale to compensate families of some 300 people killed at the company’s Córrego do Feijão iron ore mine when a dam built to hold waste collapsed on January 25, 2019, near the town of Brumadinho in the state of Minas Gerais

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How A Small School In Rural Zambia Will Finally Get Electricity

Planet Save

The post How A Small School In Rural Zambia Will Finally Get Electricity appeared first on PlanetSave. I went back to see for myself. Had the solar lights I brought with me in 2014 made a difference? Well, not many of the lights were still operational, but. Read full article].

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Collaboration with University of Eastern Finland and UN Environment Course on MEAs

Dario Piselli

I am happy to announce that, as part of my role with the Jean Monnet Module on European Union Law and Sustainable Development, I will be one of the co-organizers of the prestigious University of Eastern Finland / United Nations Environment Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements.

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A Scientific Perspective on EPA’s Proposal to Weaken Performance Standards for New Coal-fired Power Plants

Columbia Climate Law

The Petra Nova carbon capture facility in Texas. This week, the Sabin Center and a group of scientists with expertise on carbon capture and sequestration (“CCS”) technologies submitted comments on EPA’s proposal to weaken the CO 2 performance standards for new coal-fired power plants.

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Big Climate Win Down Under: Australian Court Blocks Coal Mine Citing Negative Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Law Columbia

Photo of scenic Gloucester Valley by Groundswell Gloucester. By Dena Adler. A groundbreaking ruling will break no new ground for a proposed Australian coal mine.

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What is a quantum computer?

New Scientist

Quantum computers are machines that use the properties of quantum physics to store data and perform computations

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Citizen Suits and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans

Environmental Crimes

Enforcement by the USEPA is down by just about any metric measuring the enforcement of environmental laws. This has left an enforcement void.    But that void is being partially filled.    Environmental groups and enterprising plaintiffs’ firms are now using the citizen suit provisions of the Clean Water Act as a business model. And it seems that California is leading the way.    Numerous sixty-day notices have been served on businesses. 

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Eco Friendly Products

Environment Blog

We all now know that we need to change our ways in order to protect our planet and ensure that our children and grandchildren can enjoy a good quality of life. The best way to do this is use less, throw less away and try to minimise our energy use.

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Fun And Educational Eco Family Challenges

Onya

If you want to encourage the younger members of your family to a more sustainable and eco friendly lifestyle, you can do so with some fun and educational eco challenges.

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10 Ways to Find Time to Go Green at Work

Eco Coach

No time to implement that going green project that you’ve been thinking of? Great news! There really are relatively simple ways to find time in your workday to focus on that project.

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RWE’s Garzweiler Open Pit Coal Mine Stormed by Climate Activists in Germany

Corp Watch

Hundreds of climate activists broke through a police line at RWE’s Garzweiler lignite coal mine in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, demanding government take action against climate change.

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7 Water And Energy Conservation Strategies For Large Families

Planet Save

The post 7 Water And Energy Conservation Strategies For Large Families appeared first on PlanetSave. 7 Ways To Conserve Water And Energy When You Have A Large Family. The post 7 Water And Energy Conservation Strategies For Large Families appeared first on PlanetSave.

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New book chapter in ‘Achieving the SDGs through sustainable food systems’

Dario Piselli

It is now possible to buy the edited volume ‘Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Through Sustainable Food Systems‘, published by Springer Nature and edited by Riccardo Valentini, John Sievenpiper, Marta Antonelli and Katarzyna Dembska.

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Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Arguments. What?

Law of the Lands

AS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE RURAL VOICE : If you think the title of this article is lawyer-speak or legalese, you’re right.

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Air District Targets Southern California Logistics Industry

Clean Energy Law

A local air district is developing a rule that would require both existing and proposed warehouses to reduce trucking emissions or pay a mitigation fee. By Joshua T. Bledsoe.

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12 Legal Tools to Push Climate Preparedness

Law Columbia

By Michael B. Gerrard. This blog is based on a talk given to the Climate Change: Response and Resilience Leadership Forum at Columbia University on November 20, 2019, sponsored by RenaissanceRe. We know that, mostly as a result of climate change, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and severe. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions should be the highest priority, but that won’t be enough to prevent severe impacts, some of which are already occurring.

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What is bitcoin and how does it work?

New Scientist

Bitcoin is a digital currency which operates free of any central control or the oversight of banks or governments. Instead it relies on peer-to-peer software and cryptography

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A Terminal goes up in Flames – Are you prepared for the Aftermath?

Environmental Crimes

The news this week was on the Intercontinental Terminals Company plant in Deer Park, Texas – and it was not good news. A fire, potential air exceedances, release of water and foam used to fight the fire – in general, a huge mess. So now what happens? Based on the premise that the only difference between a criminal violation and civil enforcement is who gets to your door first, preparation is key.

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How to Spread the Word About Climate Change

Environment Blog

Climate change has never been more relevant – global warming is impacting everything we do, from the food we eat and the transport we use to the homes we live in, our family and friends, and the air we breathe.

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Climate Strike Perth, Western Australia

Onya

Why strike for climate? At Onya, we believe that all of us benefit from living in a healthy, stable climate.

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Why Atomic Humanism Will Triumph Over Climate Apocalypse

Environmental Progress

Last Sunday, hundreds of pro-nuclear people in 33 cities around the world stood up for nuclear energy as a crucial technology to achieve the goals of universal prosperity and environmental protection.

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The End Is Not Near, But If An 'Insect Apocalypse' Ever Happens, How Would We Know?

Science Blogs

The End Is Not Near, But If An 'Insect Apocalypse' Ever Happens, How Would We Know? Insects scuttle, chew and fly through the world around us. Humans rely on them to pollinate plants, prey on insects that we don’t get along with, and to be movers and shakers for Earth’s ecosystems.

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How 200 Solar Lights Found Their Way To A Small School In Rural Zambia

Planet Save

The post How 200 Solar Lights Found Their Way To A Small School In Rural Zambia appeared first on PlanetSave. In 2014 I traveled to Africa to visit the rural primary school I had attended 33 years earlier.

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New book chapter: EU biodiversity law and its health impacts

Dario Piselli

In recent years, and with growing intensity since the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the concept of environmental health has emerged as a fundamental prism through which to analyse the complex interplay between global health and environmental law. Environmental risks, ranging from soil, water and air pollution to waste management and land use change, are now Continue reading "New book chapter: EU biodiversity law and its health impacts".

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CER: A new acronym, but much the same old NEB for landowners

Law of the Lands

AS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE RURAL VOICE : The Federal Government’s Bill C-69, legislation “to modernize” the National Energy Board and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, was passed by Parliament and received Royal Assent in June, 2019.

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EPA Will Not Require Financial Assurances From Electric Power Sector

Clean Energy Law

EPA’s decision to forego financial requirements will likely face opposition by eNGOs. By Claudia M. O’Brien and Stacey L. VanBelleghem.

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Will New Litigation Pressure Energy & Industrial Infrastructure to Prepare for Climate Change?

Law Columbia

By Dena Adler. Houston Ship Channel. Photo Credit: United States Coast Guard, PA2 James Dillard. The escalating costs of damages from extreme weather events, many exacerbated by climate change, makes poignant a question with a serious price tag: who will be on the hook to pay for climate damages? In 2018, a host of lawsuits wound their way through the courts seeking an answer, including several from localities and states alleging the responsibility of fossil fuel companies.

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Steel and concrete are climate change's hard problem. Can we solve it?

New Scientist

Heavy industry produces more carbon dioxide than the entire US. Perfect the new technologies that could clean it up and we can score a crucial climate victory

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A Search of a Residence in Oakland, California

Environmental Crimes

I have previously blogged about the use of passwords on cell phones and how there was an issue with using finger prints of biometrics as your password (as opposed to an actual password). Now, consider In the Matter of the Search of a Residence in Oakland, California , Case No. 4:19-mj-70053-KAW, in the United States District Court for Northern District of California.

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How to Keep your Home and Garden Energy Efficient

Environment Blog

Global warming is already having a noticeable impact on our planet – sea levels are rising, polar glaciers are melting, and there have been increases in average temperatures all across the globe.

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Onya On Tour With Plastic Free July

Onya

Taking the issue of plastic pollution worldwide. As a certified B Corporation , being socially and environmentally responsible in all aspects of our business is incredibly important to us at Onya.

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A Global Biogas Revolution Is Taking Place

Edouard Stenger

While solar PV and wind power are grabbing headlines, another clean energy revolution is silently taking place. From New York to Nairobi, from rural communities in China to the heart of the European Union, biogas and anaerobic digestion (AD) solutions are becoming increasingly larger and more common.

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George Monbiot Q + A – How rejuvenating nature could help fight climate change

Science Blogs

George Monbiot Q + A – How rejuvenating nature could help fight climate change. Natural climate solutions let nature do the hard work in the fight against climate change by restoring habitats such as forests and wetlands.

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