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Can Urban Beekeeping Stop the Beepocalypse?

TIME Ecocentric

were essentially breaking the law. 12 the Los Angeles City Council ordered a review of the city’s zoning laws to allow urban beekeeping in residential areas. I’m just going to say it: Los Angeles is abuzz over urban beekeeping. For years the city has had a thriving underground beekeeping culture, with hives kept in backyards by Los Angelenos who want their honey extra local.

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A Landmark International Agreement to Halt Wildlife Trafficking Is Just the Beginning

TIME Ecocentric

Other key action points include an agreement to eradicate the market for illegal wildlife products, ensure effective legal frameworks and strengthen law enforcement. Leading nations gathered in London this week for the highest-level meeting ever to tackle the illegal trade in wildlife products. Illegal wildlife trafficking—the unlawful slaughter of endangered animals to trade their valuable parts—has risen alarmingly in recent years.

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U.S. Confronts Wildlife Trafficking With Ivory Trade Ban

TIME Ecocentric

Today the White House issued a new National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking, strengthening domestic and global enforcement of wildlife trade laws while working with international partners to combat the global poaching trade. “It takes responsibility for the market that we do have an sends a message that we should all be tightening up our ivory laws in the face of wildlife trafficking.”

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How to Reinvent Yourself and Create a Life and Career You Love

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Martin told her law-to-lipstick story at a recent WCS event that had her audience persuaded we too can reinvent ourselves. Posted by Rosana Francescato What would you do if you found you were living a lifestyle but not a life? If you were Anne Martin, the Reinvention Mentor , you’d set about creating a life you could love – and you’d reinvent yourself.

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Students find obscure law that could make university fossil fuel investments illegal

Grist

What happens next could have broad implications, since UPMIFA is a uniform law that every state in the U.S., This story was originally published by Grist with the headline Students find obscure law that could make university fossil fuel investments illegal on Mar 22, 2021.

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COP26 Hires Law Firm That Defended Fossil Fuel Giants Over Environmental Disasters

DeSmogBlog

The UK government has appointed a law firm with a history of defending fossil fuel companies over environmental disasters to provide legal services for the upcoming COP26 climate summit. Law firms have a responsibility to act to prevent climate catastrophe.

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Virginia GOP targets clean energy law, but options for rollback are limited

Renewable Energy World

Those and other provisions in Virginia’s sweeping Clean Economy Act now face political uncertainty, though policy experts predict that much of the 2020 law will be able to withstand a partisan challenge thanks to Democrats’ narrow control of the state Senate.

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge to Oregon’s LCFS Program

Clean Energy Law

The denial of certiorari follows a 2014 refusal by the Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit decision in a similar case, commonly known as Rocky Mountain I , that upheld the constitutionality of California’s LCFS program under the same reasoning.

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A northeast law limited carbon emissions. It also helped kids breathe.

Grist

They estimated that from 2009 to 2014, RGGI prevented more than 500 cases of childhood asthma, 112 preterm births, 98 cases of autism spectrum disorder, and 56 incidences of low birthweight.

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New York redefines the future of community solar

Solar Power World

A lot has shifted since New York signed one of the most promising and progressive energy laws in 2014, including the state’s renewable… The post New York redefines the future of community solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge to Oregon’s LCFS Program

Latham's Clean Energy Law Report

The denial of certiorari follows a 2014 refusal by the Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit decision in a similar case, commonly known as Rocky Mountain I , that upheld the constitutionality of California’s LCFS program under the same reasoning. Any future federal law challenges likely would involve similar claims of alleged discrimination against out-of-state fuels and resultant extraterritorial regulation.

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How a forced-labor prevention act may affect U.S. solar panel imports

Solar Power World

From 2014 to 2019 generation nearly tripled, and, thanks to falling costs and the new Biden administration’s green agenda, investments are expected to surge in the year ahead. However, a new law is making its way… The post How a forced-labor prevention act may affect U.S.

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Proposed BREATHE Act seeks environmental justice

AGreenLiving

Since forming in 2014, they’ve adopted an anti-capitalist, abolitionist stance calling for axing prisons, police forces and the U.S. Green bill bills and laws black-lives congress democratic energy first money muslim people rashida-tlaib water-quality

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We need stricter MOT tests to eliminate air pollution, says campaign group

Envirotec Magazine

Update the law to save lives. The policies and frameworks are there, and all the Government needs to do is update the law.

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French startup Electra raises €15 million, aims to deploy 1,000 ultra-fast stations by 2030

Charged

The company offers a zero-investment model for charging hosts, who benefit from France’s LOM law (Loi d’Orientation des Mobilités) and by attracting customers. French charging startup Electra has raised €15 million from venture capital and business angel investors.

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Tesla mobilizes fans to lobby for direct sales in New York

Charged

In 2014, the state changed its laws to allow Tesla to open five stores.

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New UN report could be a game-changer for climate lawsuits

Grist

Much of the field builds on seminal research from the Climate Accountability Institute, which in 2014 published a paper quantifying the top fossil fuel companies’ contribution to global warming. “We’re We’re citing the hell out of it,” said Pat Parenteau, a law professor at Vermont Law School.

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The arc of the moral universe is bending toward environmental justice

GreenBiz

Such plans were enabled by a local 2014 decision that rezoned Formosa’s property to "residential/industrial.". The arc of the moral universe is bending toward environmental justice. Terry F. Yosie. Mon, 05/24/2021 - 01:30.

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Can California’s cap and trade address environmental justice?

GreenBiz

In fact, when California passed its landmark 2006 climate law — which directed the state to cut greenhouse gas emissions down to 1990 levels by 2020 — supporters claimed that it would save thousands of lives through improved air quality alone.

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Duke and Solar Developers Reach Grid Agreement, Clearing Path for Hundreds of Megawatts

GreenTechMedia

From 2014 to the end of March 2020, third-party installers had added 2.4

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The Life and Death of a Pioneering Environmental Justice Lawyer

DeSmogBlog

Bespectacled, tall, and barrel-chested, with blonde hair and a beard punctuated by gray, Cole stood confidently before a classroom of conference attendees at a University of Oregon environmental law symposium in 2008, less than a year before his death. center, and his family in May 2014.

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With Billions in Fines, U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Ranks Are ‘Packed With Rogues’

DeSmogBlog

Chamber of Commerce , an ultra-powerful business lobby, does not disclose its members, but it represents the interests of America’s largest corporations — some of which have a long record of breaking state and federal laws. The U.S.

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Tracing EthicalEvidence in Moral Obligation to Future Generations

The Environmental Blog

The key findings on climate change have claimed it to be the biggest peril to the present generation and the future generations with the last three decades being successively warmer at the Earth’s surface (IPCC “climate change 2014”). To elaborate, in the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals , he articulates Categorical Imperative as “ So act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a universal law of nature ” (Gregor and Korsgaard,31). Springer, 2014.

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Subsidies to biomass plant in Teesside must be stopped says environmental coalition

Envirotec Magazine

The UK Government awarded it subsidies under the Contract for Difference (CfD) scheme in April 2014, and it was to start running by September 2018.

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Sensing evolution

Envirotec Magazine

The AQ-SPEC program was established in 2014, part of an initiative to make it widely understood that sensor data should not be accepted at face value, and without a proper evaluation of a device’s precision and quality.

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America’s Biggest Public Pension Fund Is Slow-Walking Corporate Climate Action, Report Charges

DeSmogBlog

In April, its board voted to oppose that law, arguing that it would lose its “seat at the table,” only to be replaced by investors that “may not have the same interest in long-term sustainability as CalPERS”. Sharfman, of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.

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Shell Persists with Effort to Explore for Oil Off South Africa’s Wild Coast

DeSmogBlog

At the time, Stone’s law firm, Cullinan & Associates, represented local fishing and ski boat organizations as part of public consultations over whether license should be granted. By Joe Walsh, Earth Island Journal.

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Ohio Governor Calls to “Repeal and Replace” Scandal-Tainted Nuclear Bailout Bill

GreenTechMedia

DeWine’s call to overturn House Bill 6 at a Thursday press conference came just a day after he expressed support for the law, saying it is needed to retain zero-carbon energy output — and several thousand jobs — from the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants.

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Scientists urge the U.N. to make environmental destruction a war crime

Grist

The four existing Geneva Conventions and their three additional protocols are globally recognized treaties to regulate the conduct of war, including establishing standards under international humanitarian law for the treatment of wounded troops in the field, soldiers shipwrecked at sea, prisoners of war, and civilians. We hope governments around the world will enshrine these protections into international law,” Durant said. War (huh!) what is it good for?

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Liz Truss Hires Anti-Green Aides With Ties to Libertarian Think Tanks

DeSmogBlog

He has also expressed doubts about climate science, tweeting in 2014: “I miss all those crazy articles about why we should fear climate change (burning too much) and peak oil (not enough to burn).”.

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Edison Electric Institute Declines to Support Petition Seeking Federal Overturn of Net Metering

GreenTechMedia

If FERC approves the petition, it “could create chaos at the state level,” Ari Peskoe, director of the Electricity Law Initiative at Harvard University, said in a Thursday interview. The Edison Electric Institute has battled against solar net-metering policies for years.

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Research unmasks the true culprit in the so-called ‘Croydon Cat Killer’ case

Envirotec Magazine

New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has shed light on a spate of mutilated cats found dead in London between 2014 and 2018.

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Solar Industry Pushed to Examine Supply Chain After Reports of Forced Labor in China

GreenTechMedia

GCL-Poly, one of the companies Horizon cited as showing evidence of using some forced labor, in 2014 unveiled a joint venture with Canadian Solar, a manufacturer that owns developer Recurrent Energy.

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Small businesses contribute a third of UK emissions, but are laggards in the net zero race

Envirotec Magazine

Richard Smith, a partner at legal firm Sandstone Law, commented: “Contributing to the fight against climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions is, for many, another cost that is hard to bear, even if they want to reduce the carbon footprints of their businesses.

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World’s Largest Customer-Sited Solar-Storage Plant Planned for Nevada Desert

GreenTechMedia

Switch was able to subscribe to this project thanks to a Nevada law allowing large industrial customers to source their own power. Part of what made the new project possible is that Roy factored clean-energy siting into his search for the location to build Citadel back in 2014, Kramer said.

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Mariner East 2 Pipeline Charged with 48 Environmental Crimes in Pennsylvania

DeSmogBlog

Under our state laws, if convicted, this company will be sentenced to fines and restitution. million in campaign donations from the oil and gas industry during his 2014 election campaign.

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The plan to turn coal country into a rare earth powerhouse

Grist

At an abandoned coal mine just outside the city of Gillette, Wyoming, construction crews are getting ready to break ground on a 10,000-square-foot building that will house state-of-the-art laboratories and manufacturing plants.

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Pennsylvania County Bans Fracking in Area Parks

DeSmogBlog

In 2014, Allegheny County signed a lease with Range Resources, allowing the company to drill beneath Deer Lakes Park.

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A Growing Wave of Litigation Spurs Climate Action

DeSmogBlog

Between 1986, when the first climate lawsuit was filed, and 2014, approximately 800 cases were brought. Royal Dutch Shell alleging that Shell’s contributions to climate change violate Dutch and human rights law.

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California’s Interconnection Rules Open Doors to Flexible Solar-Storage, Vehicle-to-Grid Charging

GreenTechMedia

Under state law AB 327 , California’s utilities provide Integration Capacity Analysis (ICA) maps online showing DER hosting capacity on individual grid circuits.

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Ohio bill emphasizes jobs and justice on path to 100% clean energy by 2050

Renewable Energy World

Among other things, it would fix the property line setbacks for wind farm turbines that were tripled in 2014. The 2019 law provided subsidies for two nuclear plants and two old coal plants, propped up utility revenues, and gutted Ohio’s clean energy standards. By Kathiann M.

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‘I’ve quit drinking the water’: What it’s like to live next to America’s largest coal plant

Grist

A recent report by the Southern Environmental Law Center, or SELC, found that Scherer’s coal ash was at least 75 feet deep, fewer than 5 feet above the water table. In 2014, the Altamaha Riverkeeper hired Hilburn to oversee its coastal initiatives.

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Pandemics, Plans, Perceptions

Varuna

We had avian flu in 2005 and Ebola in 2014 and scientists, again including Carroll, warned that we did not develop plans to address any future outbreaks of those viruses. Most water system operators do not have the data to determine their baselines for the compliance metrics in the new laws.