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The Alliance Of Small Island States: Intellectual Property, Cultural Heritage, And Climate Change, Matthew Rimmer 2017 Queensland University of Technology

The Alliance Of Small Island States: Intellectual Property, Cultural Heritage, And Climate Change, Matthew Rimmer

Matthew Rimmer

This article will consider the role of AOSIS in debates over intellectual property, the environment, and climate change. It will consider questions of technology transfer, climate justice, and intergenerational equity. This article will conclude that there is a need for AOSIS to bolster its position on intellectual property, technology transfer, access to genetic resources, and Indigenous Knowledge. Moreover, the group could seek to benefit from the development of international networks – such as the Technology Mechanism established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 1992, and the Global Indigenous Network announced by Australia at the Rio 20 discussions on ...


Market Mechanisms In Environmental Law, Sanja Bogojevic 2016 Lund University

Market Mechanisms In Environmental Law, Sanja Bogojevic

Sanja Bogojević

No abstract provided.


Reassessing The History Of U.S. Hazardous Waste Disposal Policy - Problem Definition, Expert Knowledge And Agenda-Setting, Halina Szejnwald Brown, Brian J. Cook, Robert Krueger, Shatkin 2016 Jo Anne

Reassessing The History Of U.S. Hazardous Waste Disposal Policy - Problem Definition, Expert Knowledge And Agenda-Setting, Halina Szejnwald Brown, Brian J. Cook, Robert Krueger, Shatkin

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

The authors show that in the 1940's technical consensus began to develop about the effects of land-based waste disposal on groundwater degradation. They go on to explain why this understanding was only slowly reflected in federal legislation.


The Clean Water Rule: What It Is And Why It Needs To Go, Charles C. Davis, III 2016 Notre Dame Law School

The Clean Water Rule: What It Is And Why It Needs To Go, Charles C. Davis, Iii

Journal of Legislation

No abstract provided.


The Regulation And Development Of Bioremediation, Susan J. Timian, D. Michael Connolly 2016 University of New Hampshire

The Regulation And Development Of Bioremediation, Susan J. Timian, D. Michael Connolly

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

The authors describe how federal statutes regulating hazardous wastes create both incentives and disincentives for exploiting the large potential of bioremediation. Ultimately, they argue for regulation attending more to comparative risks and costs.


Molecular Measurement Of Toxicity In Fish; Case Examples And Policy Implications, Jessica A. Freedman 2016 University of Rhode Island

Molecular Measurement Of Toxicity In Fish; Case Examples And Policy Implications, Jessica A. Freedman

Senior Honors Projects

Stormwater and oil are common urban contaminants that can be harmful to fish species. One way of recognizing exposed and impaired fish is by monitoring gene expression and gene induction. This study focused on the identification and validation of reference genes for measuring contaminant-induced changes in gene expression due to urban influence. In this study, reference genes (which are genes used to normalize data and remain consistent in varying exposures regardless of organism and tissue type) were established. Six genes were identified as reference genes (ef1a, wdtc1, mtm1, spop, rxrba and tuba1) from a longer list of potential reference genes ...


Predicting Future Sources Of Mass Toxic Tort Litigation, Jeffrey A. Foran, Bernard D. Goldstein, John A. Moore, Paul Slovic 2016 University of New Hampshire

Predicting Future Sources Of Mass Toxic Tort Litigation, Jeffrey A. Foran, Bernard D. Goldstein, John A. Moore, Paul Slovic

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

The authors describe the efforts of an expert working group to identify potential sources, over the next five to ten years, of future mass litigation and report on the group's consensus conclusions.


Dioxin: Reassessing The Risk, Linda-Jo Schierow 2016 University of New Hampshire

Dioxin: Reassessing The Risk, Linda-Jo Schierow

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Dr. Schierow briefly summarizes the status of a draft Environmental Protection Agency report reassessing the appropriate treatment of dioxin and describes ongoing intra- and extramural reviews of the reassessment.


Mapping--The Missing Link In Reducing Risk Under Sara Iii, Ute J. Dymon 2016 University of New Hampshire

Mapping--The Missing Link In Reducing Risk Under Sara Iii, Ute J. Dymon

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Dr. Dymon explains how maps can, e.g., hasten effective community responses to natural and artificial hazards and laments widespread failure to prepare and use hazard maps more extensively.


A Case Study Of Health Risk Communication: What The Public Wants And What It Gets, Jeannette M. Trauth 2016 University of New Hampshire

A Case Study Of Health Risk Communication: What The Public Wants And What It Gets, Jeannette M. Trauth

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Dr. Trauth presents a content analysis of 40 years of coverage of a major local source of air pollution by a Pittsburgh newspaper. She also summarizes the results of a survey conducted to determine the extent to which citizens of most likely affected communities, e.g., understand health risks and desire further information.


Legal And Policy Approaches To Reduce Marine Debris In New England, Roger Williams University School of Law 2016 Roger Williams University

Legal And Policy Approaches To Reduce Marine Debris In New England, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Marine Affairs Institute Conferences, Lectures, and Events

No abstract provided.


Book Review, Angela V. Tafro 2016 University of New Hampshire

Book Review, Angela V. Tafro

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Review of: VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE, EARTH IN THE BALANCE: ECOLOGY AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT. (Plume 1993) [368 pp.] Acknowledgements, bibliography, figures, foreword, illustrations, index, notes. LC 92- 34013; ISBN 0-452-26935-0. [Paper $13.00. 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014.]


Regulate Pollution Or Land Use - Managing Toxic Air Contaminants In Southern California, Marc Dohan 2016 University of New Hampshire

Regulate Pollution Or Land Use - Managing Toxic Air Contaminants In Southern California, Marc Dohan

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

A California air quality management district recently proposed to limit the location of potential receivers, in contrast with sources, of air toxics. The author argues that, although this particular proposal was later abandoned, it amounted to land use regulation. He also argues that such action usurps local control and is unwarranted.


Risk And Regulatory Calibration: Wto Compliance Review Of The U.S. Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling Regime, Cary Coglianese, André Sapir 2016 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Risk And Regulatory Calibration: Wto Compliance Review Of The U.S. Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling Regime, Cary Coglianese, André Sapir

Faculty Scholarship

In a series of recent disputes arising under the TBT Agreement, the Appellate Body has interpreted Article 2.1 to provide that discriminatory and trade-distortive regulation could be permissible if based upon a “legitimate regulatory distinction.” In its recent compliance decision in the US-Tuna II dispute, the AB reaffirmed its view that regulatory distinctions embedded in the U.S. dolphin-safe tuna labeling regime were not legitimate because they were not sufficiently calibrated to the risks to dolphins associated with different tuna fishing conditions. This paper analyzes the AB’s application of the notion of risk-based regulation in the US-Tuna II ...


Book Review, Allan M. Soobert 2016 University of New Hampshire

Book Review, Allan M. Soobert

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Review of: VALERIE M. FOGLEMAN, HAZARDOUS WASTE CLEANUP, LIABILITY AND LITIGATION: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SUPERFUND LAW. (Quorum Books 1992) [320 pp.] Acronyms, index, preface, selected bibliography. LC 91-47999, ISBN 0-89930-647-0. [$59.95 cloth. 88 Post Road West; Westport CT 06881.)


Proving Environmental Inequity In Siting Locally Unwanted Land Uses, Michael Greenberg 2016 University of New Hampshire

Proving Environmental Inequity In Siting Locally Unwanted Land Uses, Michael Greenberg

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

This paper advances a process for determining whether, e.g., waste-to-energy facilities are disproportionately located in minority and poor communities, and the author asks others to join in searching for a scientifically sound and fair process of resolving conflicting interests in locating LULUs. He also discusses some difficult issues and argues that they need to be addressed by a representative panel.


Five Solar Geoengineering Tropes That Have Outstayed Their Welcome, Jesse Reynolds, Andy Parker, Peter Irvine 2016 Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany

Five Solar Geoengineering Tropes That Have Outstayed Their Welcome, Jesse Reynolds, Andy Parker, Peter Irvine

Jesse Reynolds

In the last decade, solar geoengineering (solar radiation management, or SRM) has received increasing consideration as a potential means to reduce risks of anthropogenic climate change. Some ideas regarding SRM that have been proposed have receded after being appropriately scrutinized, while others have strengthened through testing and critique. This process has improved understanding of SRM’s potential and limitations. However, a number of claims are frequently made in the academic and popular SRM discourses and, despite evidence to the contrary, pose the risk of hardening into accepted facts. Here, in order to foster a more productive and honest debate, we ...


Environmental Regulation And Environmental Rights, Todd S. Aagaard 2016 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Environmental Regulation And Environmental Rights, Todd S. Aagaard

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


Agenda: Flpma Turns 40, University of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment 2016 University of Colorado Law School

Agenda: Flpma Turns 40, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment

FLPMA Turns 40 (October 21)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers approximately 245 million acres of our public lands and yet, for most of our nation's history, these lands seemed largely destined to end up in private hands. Even when the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934 ushered in an important era of better managing public grazing districts and "promoting the highest use of the public lands," such use of our public lands still was plainly considered temporary, "pending its final disposal." It was not until 1976 with the passage of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) that congress adopted a policy ...


Newsroom: The Legal Impact Of Marine Debris 10-21-2016, Roger Williams University School of Law 2016 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: The Legal Impact Of Marine Debris 10-21-2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


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