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Climate Change

Our Money is Safe, but the Planet Is Not: How the Carbon Bubble Will Cause Havoc for the Environment, but Not the Stock Market

Breanna Hayes Breanna Hayes is the Managing Editor of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS).                  I.              Introduction Human use of fossil fuels dates back to prehistoric times.[1]  Before the Industrial Revolution, humans mostly relied on wood,

The Importance of GIS in Emergency Management

Monika Holser Monika Holser is a 2L at UCLA School of Law. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS). GIS (geographic information system) is a computer system for “capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on the Earth’s surface.”[1]  It allows multiple layers of information to be displayed at

Adapting the Paris Agreement

Bonnie Smith Bonnie Smith is the Staff Editor at the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Introduction For the first time in the history of international climate negotiations, adaptation has its own article in a legal text. Even more striking is that loss and damage, historically

It is Time for Oregon to Define its Public Trust Duties

Olivier Jamin Olivier Jamin is a 2L at Louis & Clark Law School and is the Online Journal Editor of Environmental Law. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. I. Introduction The public trust doctrine (PTD) is a concept under which states have the duty to preserve certain natural and cultural resources