Aug 12 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: EPA Halts Sale of Tree-Killing Chemical and Fracking Panel Calls for Study of Environmental Impacts

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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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Mar 04 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: Clean Air Act Regulation will Save $2 Trillion and Eastern Cougar Declared Extinct…Sort Of

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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.

– SA: @sciam Australians pitch in to save the mahogany glider after a cyclone hit its sole, 100 km long habitat http://bit.ly/hfJCEr

– NYT: @nytenvironment Clean Air Act regulations will benefit American people to the tune of $2 trillion, says EPA study http://nyti.ms/eOw7gu

– Guardian: @guardianeco UK facing 1970s-style oil shock which could cost economy £45bn – Huhne http://gu.com/p/2nfjk/tf (RT)

– NYT: @nytimesgreen Continuing coverage of the budget hearings in Congress that may affect funding for enviro programs http://bit.ly/hNtQ8J

– NYT: @nytenvironment The FWS has declared that the eastern cougar is extinct…with a caveat http://nyti.ms/e90i2s Continue Reading »

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Jan 21 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: Frankenfish, Arch Coal, and the Value of Human Life

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

– TH: @TreeHugger Australia gives BP approval for offshore drilling project while the US revamps their own policies http://bit.ly/g4r5yu

– NYT: @nytimesscience Solar firms are becoming frustrated with a patchwork of municipal regulations regarding permits http://nyti.ms/e7ijpE

– BBC: @bbc Explorer believes Arctic could become an environmental battleground after BP’s drilling deal with Russians http://bbc.in/gtX3p0

– TH: RT @TreeHugger China has banned 300 animal circuses due to abuse concerns. http://bit.ly/gtfo2Y Continue Reading »

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Dec 17 2010

Twitter Link Round-Up for Dec. 17, 2010

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

– SA: @sciam A new study shows that curbing carbon could still save the polar bear from extinction http://bit.ly/fb1ATw #news #
– NYT: @dotearth Two approaches for dealing with politically charged scientific issues http://nyti.ms/ezbAlC #news #
– NYT: @nytimes San Francisco looking toward the goal of 100% green power by 2020 http://nyti.ms/hCbXCm #news #
– SA: @sciam US Justice Department is expected to announce civil legal action in response to the BP oil spill http://bit.ly/hC8aHo #news #
– MJ: @MotherJones Pessimism and strong-arming on climate change revealed in the wikileaks diplomatic memos http://bit.ly/eyAikq #news # Continue Reading »

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Dec 10 2010

Twitter Link Round-Up for Dec. 10, 2010

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

– SA: Several Pacific island nations are championing a ban on bluefin tuna fishing http://bit.ly/hrPSPE
– NYT:
NOAA restricts fishing of certain species in order to help save sea lions http://bit.ly/hMp3WV
– NYT
: Environmentalists and pro-nuclear groups don’t like the Oyster Creek deal in NJ, but for different reasons http://bit.ly/ght9g2
– SA:
New EPA smog rules are postponed until July http://bit.ly/g6EaWC
– SA:
Former Ag Chief says biotechnology is crucial to secure food safety in the future http://bit.ly/eSPF3u

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Nov 26 2010

Update on the Tiger Summit

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Bengal Tiger, via wikimedia commons

On October 25, I first wrote about an international summit to save the tiger.  That summit, the highest-level gathering ever held on behalf of a single species, has been completed, with some significant success.  The leaders of the 13 nations that make up the tiger’s range came to St. Petersburg to discuss measures that could be taken to bring the tiger back from the brink of extinction.  The most significant goal reached was for doubling the tiger population by 2022, a plan which was approved by Russia and China on Tuesday.  Tigers, which only have about 3,200 individuals in the wild and three subspecies that have already gone extinct, are threatened by habitat loss and poaching.  Both problems are very hard to stop police.  Pressure is also being placed on private actors such as Apple who uses the iconic animals on their software.  Below are more articles regarding this historical step toward saving the tiger.

Scientific American: “Russia, China Pledge to Save the Tigers”

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Tuesday agreed with other Asian nations to try to double the world’s wild tiger population by 2022 and save it from extinction.

Just 3,200 tigers now live in the wild, down from 100,000 a century ago, and those that remain face a losing battle with poachers who supply traders in India and China with tiger parts for traditional medicines and purported aphrodisiacs.

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