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Foreign investor liability for environmental damage: does the form of capital matter?

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 3, 2012)

Foreign investors may finance and benefit from environmentally damaging activities, but then escape liability because victims of such harm are unable to obtain remedial relief from their domestic judicial system. A debated response to this problem is the idea that foreign investors be held liable by their home governments for the negative ...

Rational application of chemicals in response to oil spills may reduce environmental damage

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Nov. 4, 2011)

Oil spills, for example those due to tanker collisions and groundings or platform accidents, can have huge adverse impacts on marine systems. The impact of an oil spill at sea depends on a number of factors, such as spill volume, type of oil spilled, weather conditions, and proximity to environmentally, economically, or socially sensitive areas. ...

Water Rights and Environmental Damage: An Enquiry into Stewardship in the Context of Abstraction Licensing Reform in England and Wales Donald

by Vathek Publishing  (Jan. 1, 2013)

Keywords: property stewardship, water rights, abstraction, Water Framework Directive, Water Act 2003 Abstract: The intersection of private rights and public responsibilities lies at the heart of both environmental and property law. This article considers this intersection in the context of debates about property ownership and notions of ...

Implications of global climate change for natural resource damage assessment, restoration, and rehabilitation

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Oct. 25, 2012)

Various international and national regulations hold polluters liable for the cleanup of released hazardous substances and the restoration/rehabilitation of natural resources to preincident baseline conditions, a process often referred to as natural resource damage assessment and restoration (NRDAR). Here, the authors describe how global climate ...

Environmental damage: what to quantify, prevent and insure

by MediTerra Environmental Consultants, S.L.  (Jan. 7, 2010)

The Environmental Responsibility of the various economic agents operating in Spain has already been required for the last two years with the passing of Law 26/2007 of 26 October on Environmental Responsibility. Also, its partial development, as defined by Regulation 2090/2008 of 22 December, has helped to better know the environmental damages ...

The effect of nitrobenzene on antioxidative enzyme activity and DNA damage in tobacco seedling leaf cells

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Jun. 20, 2012)

Nitrobenzene, although widely used in industry, is a highly toxic environmental pollutant. To evaluate the toxicity of nitrobenzene to tobacco seedlings, seedlings were exposed to varying concentrations of nitrobenzene (0–100 mg/L) for 24 h. The contents of reactive oxygen species (hydrogen peroxide [H2O2] and superoxide anion [O 2‐]) and the ...

The Impact of Environmental Litigation

by ABCOV Companies  (Jan. 29, 2014)

Let’s explore the history of toxic substances in our environment from the time we knew that the toxic substances were harmful and lethal to our health. Let us start with asbestos — the most litigated of the hazardous, toxic materials. The Greeks, the earliest users of asbestos 3,000 years ago, considered the value of asbestos almost ...

Book Review: Deleuze and Environmental Damage by Mark Halsey

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 10, 2009)

Deleuze and Environmental Damage, by Mark Halsey. Aldershot, Burlington, Ashgate, 2006. 285 pp. ISBN 0-7546-2491-9Keywords: book ...

The European environmental liability directive and comparisons with U.S. natural resource damage assessment regulations

by Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)  (Apr. 5, 2010)

In recent months, there has been increasing awareness and interest on the part of corporate organizations as to how to prepare for the enactment of the European Union (EU) Environmental Liability Directive (ELD)1 into national laws of the EU Member States (Member States are those sovereign countries of Europe that have acceded to the EU since ...

Chemical storage buildings isolate hazardous liquids and minimize damage from spills

by Interstate Products Inc  (Oct. 25, 2011)

The improper storage of corrosives and flammable liquids is the leading cause of spills that can result in damage to facilities and impact worker safety. One of the most effective practices to help minimize damage from chemical spills is to isolate the various chemical hazards. Since knowledge of chemical compatibility is critical, it is important ...

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