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  • Indian law haulting biodiversity research

    A group of Indian botanists say that the country's stringent biodiversity laws are stifling research. In an article in the latest issue of Current Science (25 January), published by the Indian Academy of Sciences, the scientists say India's 'draconian' rules on free exchange of biological samples could 'totally isolate Indian biodiversity researchers and is akin to a self-imposed siege on ...

  • Election Results: What Is in Store for Environmental Law and Policy?

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) is pleased to host a video webinar on the implications of the election results on federal environmental law and policy on November 14, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. (EST). This webinar will focus on the implications of the elections, including what policies and initiatives can be expected in the next four years, and how any likely regulatory directions may affect our ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Election Results: What Is in Store for Environmental Law and Policy?

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), an affiliate of The Acta Group, is pleased to host a video webinar on the implications of the election results on federal environmental law and policy on November 14, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. (EST). This webinar will focus on the implications of the elections, including what policies and initiatives can be expected in the next four years, and how any likely ...


    By Acta Group

  • UN Launches Open Access Information Portal on Concepts and Frameworks of Environmental Law

    A United Nations initiative is set to improve access for policy makers, journalists, researchers and the general public to environmental treaties. The Law and Environment Ontology (LEO) portal seeks to provide an overview of concepts, definitions and synonyms in conventions as well as the relationship between different Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). LEO draws from the information ...

  • UN Launches Open Access Information Portal on Concepts and Frameworks of Environmental Law

    A United Nations initiative is set to improve access for policy makers, journalists, researchers and the general public to environmental treaties. The Law and Environment Ontology (LEO) portal seeks to provide an overview of concepts, definitions and synonyms in conventions as well as the relationship between different Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). LEO draws from the information ...

  • Symposium at UNEA Brings Legal Community Together to Boost Environmental Rule of Law

    The Global Symposium on Environmental Rule of Law, held at the first United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, brought together Chief Justices, Heads of Jurisdiction, Attorneys General, Auditors General, Chief Prosecutors, lawyers and legal experts to raise awareness of the role of environmental law as an indispensable tool in achieving sustainable development and a Green Economy. ...

  • Diesel Emissions, Health and the Law

    When diesel is used as an engine fuel, it is inevitable that you will produce Products of Incomplete Combustion (PICs). Hence, we never just produce carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) alone, but rather a myriad of hydrocarbons including aromatics (e.g. benzene, toluene) aldehydes and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in a semi-volatile phase or bound with carbonaceous particulate, and ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • UNEP and the Organization of American States Renew Joint-Efforts to Enhance Environmental Rule of law

    The UN South-South Cooperation Expo on enhancing cooperation for sustainable development served as the stage for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UNEP and the Organization of American States (OAS) designed to foster increased cooperation between the two organizations on the development and implementation of environmental rule of law for the promotion of sustainable ...

  • Leading Atmospheric Science Researcher and Forest Ecologist, Beverly Law, Joins Picarro`s Scientific Advisory Board

    Picarro, the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, announced today the addition of Professor Beverly Law to the company's Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Law serves as the lead investigator on several key measurement and modeling research initiatives examining variations in terrestrial carbon sources and sinks resulting from climate changes ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • The new environmentalism

    Private innovation is the wellspring of progress on environmental matters. Where once environmental policy inherently mistrusted markets and punishment was pursued more vigorously than progress, today wealth creation, appropriately harnessed, is the main engine of environmental progress. This is the new environmentalism. At first glance one might attribute comments such as these to a ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Swathe of new EU green laws published

    A series of new EU environmental rules were published in the official journal in late December, triggering their entry into force. Directive 2006/118/EC on the protection of groundwater from pollution requires that by 22 December 2008, member states establish threshold safety values for substances including mercury, ammonium, and lead.  It also imposes a single limit value of 50 milligrams per ...

  • The law of mother earth: behind Bolivia’s historic bill

    Indigenous and campesino (small-scale farmer) movements in the Andean nation of Bolivia are on the verge of pushing through one of the most radical environmental bills in global history. The "Mother Earth" law under debate in Bolivia's legislature will almost certainly be approved, as it has already been agreed to by the majority governing party, Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS). The law draws ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Bloomberg BNA Launches Water Law & Policy Monitor

    Bloomberg BNA has launched the Water Law & Policy Monitor™ with up-to-date news, guidance, and primary source materials to help water law practitioners, industrial water users, and regulators keep up with emerging water allocation and management issues across all 50 states and abroad.   The Water ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • India water quality assessment authority now constituted by law

    Water Quality Assessment Authority (WQAA) has been constituted with the mandate for protection of surface and groundwater quality under Environment Protection Act 1986. It is conferred with the powers for issuing directions and taking measures. Its main functions are: to standardise methods for water quality monitoring and to ensure quality and data generation; to take measures to ensure proper ...

  • NIB finances research into water efficiency

    The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a loan agreement with Finnish water chemistry company Kemira Oyj. The loan, totalling EUR 40 million, will be used to finance research at the newly established Centre for water efficiency excellence. ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • European Parliament Adopts World`s Strictest Chemicals Law

    STRASBOURG, France - The European Parliament Wednesday approved a new regulation for 30,000 chemicals which will oblige producers to register all chemical substances produced or imported above a total quantity of one metric ton per year. Many are chemicals used in everyday products such as cosmetics, toys and building materials. The most hazardous substances, such as ...

  • Reef fate in hands of chiefs and researchers — for now

    Trust and strong relationships between researchers and traditional tribal leaders of small pacific islands allows for quick and effective implementation of science-based strategies that slow the decline of coral reefs, an international conference has heard. Coral reefs recovered far quicker when scientists worked directly with leaders of local communities — rather than national governments ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Research to address health impact of indoor air pollution

    Research will be launched to evaluate the health impact of indoor air pollution in urban public spaces by the International Ecological Economy Promotion Association (IEEPA), announced Li Junyang, secretary-general of the IEEPA, at a seminar in Beijing on July 24, 2016. The seminar was held to solicit opinions on the research from experts in government departments and universities as ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • New York becomes first US city to pass electronics recycling law

    New York City Council this week passed groundbreaking legislation to launch a city-wide electronics recycling program for the 25,000 tons of discarded electronics the City collects annually, making it the first major municipality in the nation to tackle the rising tide of discarded electronics in the waste stream.  “Every time you turn around there’s a new iPod or iPhone, a new slimmer laptop or ...

  • Business responds to the new environmentalism

    Private innovation is the wellspring of progress on environmental matters. Where once environmental policy inherently mistrusted markets and punishment was pursued more vigorously than progress, today wealth creation, appropriately harnessed, is the main engine of environmental progress. This is the new environmentalism. This is the second installment of a two Part review of the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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