Sep 28 2012

Twitter Link Round-Up: Decision in Kivalina v. Exxon and House Passes “Stop the War on Coal Act”

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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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Sep 23 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: FWS Makes New Strategy for Saving Turtles and Scientists on Trial in Italy for Failing to Predict Earthquake

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Dec 03 2010

Twitter Link Round-Up for Dec. 3, 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.

– NYT: Deforestation in Brazil has dropped and so has greenhouse gas emissions due to greener government policies http://bit.ly/h4P04n
– NYT
: 16 Senators from corn-producing states are pushing to keep ethanol subsidies in place http://bit.ly/dRnxr1
– SA
: A new study shows that sea level rises threaten coastal wetlands more than previously thought http://bit.ly/hPSho5
– NYT: Tax breaks for energy companies may be slashed, but its unclear if alt energy subsidies might also be cut http://nyti.ms/gbUaCB

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Nov 22 2010

Think Globally, Act Locally: Climate Change Action around the World

by Robert Simmon, based on data from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (via Wikimedia Commons)

As the effects of global climate change are being felt around the world, nations are beginning to take action, with each country focusing on its own goals and methods for reaching them.  Certain nations are taking a strong leadership role and thinking of creative solutions for the problems facing them.  Reflecting this renewed focus, the United States has also just completed a conference hearing on the issue with three panels of climate experts testifying before the Subcommittee on Energy & Environment.  Also, several states in the US have moved forward with plans on dealing with climate change.  From the Marshall Islands cutting 40% of their already minimal emissions to New York state planning to shift development to accommodate rising sea levels, the below articles deal with international actions on climate change.

Scientific American: “New York State Begins Planning for Sea Level Rise”

NEW YORK — New York state is beginning to take the threat of sea level rise attributed to climate change seriously as a new government prepares to settle in next year.

Starting Monday, state officials in Albany will gather with members of the public to discuss a recently released 93-page report that recommends major changes to development planning and conservation along coastlines from the tip of Long Island all way up the Hudson River Valley.

Any reforms to come from the process, starting next week, would affect about 62 percent of New York state’s population, the proportion estimated to reside now in areas that could be hard hit as rising land and ocean temperatures raise average sea levels around the globe.

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