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When it comes to food packaging, what we don’t know could hurt us

by Ensia  (Oct. 13, 2014)

Recent analyses raise disturbing questions about the health and environmental effects of the stuff that encases our edibles. It’s almost impossible to imagine life without flexible, transparent and water-resistant food packaging, without plastic sandwich bags, cling film or shelves filled with plastic jars, tubs and tubes, and durable bags ...

Taking Fossil Fuels to the Next Level - Standards Underpin Extraction, Processing and Distribution

by ASTM International  (Sep. 18, 2014)

To the average person, the oil and gas industry may appear simple — a matter of literally tapping into a natural resource and distributing it to customers. Of course the matter of extraction is rarely simple, and in the case of emergent hydraulic fracturing technology, it is particularly complex and capital-intensive. In fact, the world of ...

Rethinking the role of business in solving environmental threats

by Ceres  (Nov. 1, 2013)

In 2012, when the Obama Administration sought to raise average fuel economy standards, something unexpected happened. The "Big Three" automakers -- General Motors, Chrysler and Ford - backed the effort. For decades, every attempt to raise fuel economy standards had been met with stiff opposition from automakers who argued it was too costly, too ...

Warren Buffett Trades Mesothelioma Death for Money

by ABCOV Companies  (Jun. 19, 2014)

It is not for the victims of asbestos diseases, but for the lawyer's self-interest that asbestos litigation occurs, and the self-interest of Mr. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway's group of Insurance companies that are responsible for asbestos liabilities. The asbestos litigation industry is a multibillion dollar industry that spends more on ...

Legislation note: The Environmental implications of the Lisbon Treaty

by Vathek Publishing  (Jul. 15, 2013)

Keywords: Lisbon Treaty, environmental regulation, environmental policy, energy policy, public participation in decision-making, access to justice, subsidiarity The Lisbon Treaty is supposed to mark the end of the confusion brought about by failure to ratify the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe,1 which came to a sorry end following ...

Book Reviews: The Poor had no Lawyers: Who owns Scotland (and how they got it)

by Vathek Publishing  (Jan. 1, 2011)

Keywords: Land law, land reform, Scotland, community right to buy, land ownership, feudal system Environmental law is a fascinating subject. It is an area with which this reviewer would not claim any particular expertise, which is a strange claim to make at the outset of a review in an environmental law journal. Imagine, then, the audacity of ...

Indonesia: SLP Environmental Consultants offer ISO and ASTM Standard Environmental Due Diligence (EDD) Services in Indonesia.

by SLP Environmental Co., Ltd - An ASEAN Environmental Consultancy  (Oct. 4, 2012)

Indonesia is the largest economy in South East Asia with a 2011 GDP estimated at $1.21 trillion and an ADB GDP growth forecast of 6.4% for 2012. The Indonesian economy proved remarkably resilient in the face of the 2008 global financial crisis and was one of the few G20 members to actually post growth in 2009. Indonesia regained its investment ...

Who Owns Groundwater?

by Ensia  (Aug. 28, 2014)

California’s drought underscores the need to improve how the state - and the rest of us - divvy up a resource in demand. Grapevines march across wires strung along rolling hills, their little trunks improbably supporting heavy black fruit. Cindy Steinbeck’s family has been farming this land since 1920. They grow Zinfandel, Viognier, ...

Environmental enforcement trends in brazil

by Enhesa - Global EHS & Product Compliance Assurance  (Mar. 14, 2012)

Environmental enforcement trends in brazil Brazil does not have a strong reputation for the enforcement of its laws. Lesley K. McAllister stated that “The paradox of environmental enforcement in Brazil is that environmental laws are strong but environmental agencies are weak.” (McAllister paraphrasing Aragão and Bunker, 1998, in ...

Environmental Principles and Environmental Justice

by Vathek Publishing  (Jan. 1, 2010)

Abstract: This article offers an analysis of the compatibility between the emerging concept ofcnvironmcntal justice and a number of more well established environmental principles. These include the precautionary principle, the polluter pays principle and sustainable development. The article argues that, for all three principles, a comparison with ...

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