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Ecology Law Currents is the online-only publication of Ecology Law Quarterly, one of the nation’s most respected and widely read environmental law journals. Currents features short-form commentary and analysis on timely environmental law and policy issues.

Ethical Convergence and the Endangered Species Act

Caitlin Troyer Busch Caitlin Troyer Busch is a 2L at Stanford Law School. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Introduction The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is both lauded and criticized as one of the most powerful environmental laws ever enacted. Proponents of the law praise it for protecting thousands of endangered

Apr 25, 2016

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

Towards a Middle Path: Loss & Damage in the 2015 Paris Agreement

Maryam Al-Dabbagh Maryam Al-Dabbagh is an L.L.M student in Environment & Energy Law at New York University School of Law and is the Graduate Editor of the NYU Environmental Law Journal. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Introduction In the lead-up to the Paris talks, the issue of loss and damage