Nov 23 2012

News This Week: Climate Change Threatens Thanksgiving and the World Bank Warns that 4 Degrees of Warming would be Catastrophic

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A carbon tax has long been bandied about as perhaps the best and least controversial (though still incredibly controversial) option for reducing emissions that contribute to climate change. However, a carbon tax is trickier to implement effectively than most believe. [Grist]

Climate change may ruin your Thanksgiving along with everything else. For example, drought in the Midwest may make wheat too scarce to feed the quarter of a billion turkeys we eat every year.  [Mother Jones] [Grist]

Two international treaties regarding sharing multi-national rivers could become reality in the coming months. Such treaties are important to prevent upstream countries from building dams and performing other actions that harm their downstream neighbors. [Yale 360]

The World Bank has published its first major statement on climate change since the leadership changed in July. It emphasized the scientific underpinnings supporting climate change and refuted the idea that action on climate change is antithetical to economic development. It’s conclusion: four degrees of warming must be avoided to prevent immense suffering. [Scientific American] [Think Progress] [Scientific American (2)]

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Oct 14 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: New Zealand Oil Spill News and Modern Agriculture’s Effect on the Environment is Examined

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

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Jul 08 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: ExxonMobil Spill in Yellowstone River and EPA’s New CO2 Rules

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

– NYT: @nytimes Debris and Heavy Flow of Water Hamper Cleanup of Oil in Yellowstone River http://j.mp/nVNT1k

– SA: @sciam A Carbon Tax to Fly to Paris? U.S.-Europe Showdown on Airline Emissions Begins http://j.mp/mR5fZE

– TH: @treehugger Yellowstone River Oil Spill Now Extends 150 Miles Downstream http://j.mp/rjWnKv

– NYT: @nytimes Green: Bahamas Bans Shark Fishing http://j.mp/nmZVqW

– TH: @Treehugger Vietnam Era Weapon Being Used to Clear the Amazon : TreeHugger http://j.mp/q0ykMA

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