While much attention is shed upon the climate crisis, intimately intertwined—and arguably a bigger threat to human stability—is the biodiversity crisis. In particular, current industrial agricultural systems accelerate biodiversity loss and amplify climate change, which in turn intensifies widespread food insecurity and has left over 800 million people without adequate nutrition. To combat these intertwining crises, global scale policy is imperative to encourage agricultural practices that sustain the earth’s fragile ecosystem and equitably support communities that depend on it.
Skylar Sumner* This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS). I. Introduction The history of the American west is inextricably intertwined with damming rivers. Whether for navigation, irrigation, or hydroelectric power, nearly every American river has been dammed. In fact, stretching back to the day the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence,
Andrew Miller Andrew Miller is the 2017-2018 Senior Articles Editor for Ecology Law Quarterly. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS). [ Click Here to Comment ] [ download PDF ] Introduction In March of 2015, the Associated Press (AP) published AP Investigation: Slaves May Have Caught the Fish You Bought.
Stacy Shelton Stacy Shelton is a Staff Editor for Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. “If climate change continues unabated and as rapidly as a few models predict, saving at least some species will require solutions more radical than creating parks and shielding endangered species from