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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Environmental forensics: courting science?

by Hargis + Associates Inc  (Apr. 14, 2010)

Forensics and hydrology are two terms that may not seem to go together well. To the uninitiated, this combination may evoke images of the crime scene investigation that ensues when some patsy goes into the drink wearing cement overshoes. Rather, the term environmental forensics, essentially the parent discipline of forensic hydrology, has found ...

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 Insurance: Finding a Good Tailor

by Environmental Insurance Agency, Inc.  (Dec. 1, 1999)

 An article by this author in the December 1999 issue of Brownfield News analyzed two new environmental insurance products, the cleanup cost cap and pollution liability policies, which have proven to be key factors in the success of some contaminated property transactions. The article explained that, to achieve this success, environmental ...

Environmental Insurance: Tailored to Fit

by Environmental Insurance Agency, Inc.  (Dec. 1, 1999)

 More sophisticated insurance tools are making it earier to protect your property Contaminated properties represent a huge investment opportunity, but much of it lies untapped because of environmental liability concerns. Anyone who buys property that is actually or potentially contaminated should consider it as a risk management option, and ...

Science and Environmental Law Collaboration Across the Double Helix

by Vathek Publishing  (Jan. 1, 2011)

Keywords: Science and environmental law scholarship, interdisciplinary collaboration, history of science and environmental law, science and judges, law and science, risk and precaution, science and policymaking, reflexive learning and interdisciplinary working Abstract: Science engages both substantially and methodologically with environmental ...

Life after 9/11: The Impact on Environmental Management (PDF)

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jan. 1, 2002)

Much in the world has changed since September 11, 2001. Has environrnental rnanagernent changed too? The answer is an unqualified yes. Environrnental rnanagers, product stewards, regulatory specialists, lawyers, consultants, and others rnust all be rnindful of the significant -- and likely perrnanent -- changes brought about by the attacks on ...

Book Reviews: Access to Environmental Justice: A Comparative Study

by Vathek Publishing  (Jan. 1, 2009)

Keywords: public participation, review procedures, land, water, clean air, waste, planning, environmental entitlement The problem of environmental justice is fast becoming an important issue in environmental law and policy debates. This is true for international as well as domestic debates. In a broad sense, environmental justice deals with both ...

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