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Food for Thought: The International Seed Treaty as a Tool to Promote Equity and Biodiversity in a Changing Global Climate

August 21st 2021

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 ...

FERC Relicensing and Its Continued Role in Improving Fish Passage at Pacific Northwest Dams

ELQ Journal

October 15th 2017

 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.[1] Whether for navigation, irrigation, or hydroelectric power, nearly every American river has been dammed.[2] In fact, stretching back to the day the Founding Fathers ...

Repurposing Ecolabels: Consumer Pressure as a Tool to Abate Human Rights Violations in International Fisheries

ELQ Journal

April 24th 2017

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 ...

BioTransport: Moving Wildlife in Response to Climate Change

ELQ Journal

February 25th 2016

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 ...

Is CITES Endangered?

ELQ Journal

November 24th 2015

Liz Rasheed Liz Rasheed is a 3L at New York University, where she is Submissions Editor for Environmental Law Journal. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Introduction: What is Illicit Wildlife Trafficking? Illicit wildlife trafficking refers to “any environment-related crime that involves the illegal trade, smuggling, ...

What is Reasonable?: The Consideration of Economic Effects in Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives Under the Endangered Species Act

ELQ Journal

November 16th 2015

Gillian Schroff Gillian Schroff is a 3L at Lewis and Clark Law School, where he is Form & Style Editor for Environmental Law. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. I. Introduction Although only a few inches in size, the delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) has become a topic ...

A Leading Cause of Everything: One Industry That Is Destroying Our Planet and Our Ability to Thrive on It

ELQ Journal

October 30th 2015

Christopher Hyner Christopher Hyner is a 3L at Georgetown University Law Center, where he is a Managing Editor for the Georgetown Environmental Law Review. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Click here to see the original post and leave a comment. Climate change. Ocean dead zones. Fisheries depletion. Species extinction. Deforestation. World hunger. ...

Enhancing biodiversity on working agricultural lands through environmental mitigation and offsets: Opportunities in Australia and the United States

ELQ Journal

October 18th 2015

Matthew Roach* [ Click Here to Comment ][ Download PDF ] Australian agencies have extensive experience managing working agricultural lands to enhance biodiversity. State and Commonwealth agencies are increasingly using environmental offsets as a tool to manage the impacts of development. However, working agricultural lands are generally not considered a ...

Will the Wilderness Act Be Diluted in Drakes Estero?

ELQ Journal

August 27th 2012

Nell Green Nylen, Elisabeth Long, Mary Loum, Heather Welles, Dan Carlin, Brynn Cook, and Sage Adams* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] <<< See Update 1, November 29, 2012, Below >>> <<< See Update 2, December 10, 2012, Below >>> Introduction and Background Drakes Bay Oyster Company ...

A National Injustice: The Federal Government’s Systematic Removal and Eradication of an American Icon

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February 17th 2011

Bruce Wagman[*] & Lisa McCurdy[**] [ Click Here to Comment ] [ download PDF ] Brutal captures and deaths of American wild horses are occurring on the range. This is not a fictional western gone bad but federal policy. The government tries to justify this cruelty with junk science and ...

Whale of an Opportunity: Coast Guard Study of Los Angeles/Long Beach Port Access Routes Holds Great Potential for Reducing Ship Strikes within Santa Barbara Channel

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August 17th 2010

Brian P. Segee* [ Click Here to Comment ] [ download PDF ] Introduction As global whale populations slowly recover from historic hunting that brought numerous species to the brink of extinction, the increasing number of whales killed by collisions with ships threatens to slow or even reverse this recovery ...

Student Review of Selected Panels at the California State Bar’s 2009 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite

ELQ Journal

December 1st 2009

    Jessica Intrator, Lala Wu, Holly Wagenet, Sarah Barker-Ball, Camille Pannu, & Emily Jeffers* [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] Weed in the Wild: Environmental Consequences of Marijuana Cultivation on Public LandsSpeaker: Chief Ranger Steve Shackelton, Yosemite National Park Yosemite Chief Ranger Steve Shackelton has a lot ...

Gray Wolves in the Northern Rockies Again Staring Down the Barrel at Hostile State Management

ELQ Journal

July 24th 2009

Jenny K. Harbine* [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] Introduction Once abundant throughout the contiguous United States, gray wolves in the American West were brought to the brink of extinction by the 1930s through one of the most effective eradication campaigns in modern history. As a result, in ...

Stopping the Conversation: Amended ESA Section 7 Regulations Put Species At Risk

ELQ Journal

January 22nd 2009

Eric Biber and Cynthia Drew * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is the primary legal tool in the United States for the protection of biodiversity. Since its enactment in 1973, it has played a central role in efforts to halt the decline ...

The First One Hundred Days: Ten Things President-Elect Obama Should Do to Confront the Climate Crisis

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December 21st 2008

Patrick Parenteau * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] In a recent speech, former Vice President and Nobel laureate Al Gore challenged the nation to produce 100 percent of its electricity from non-carbon sources within ten years.[1] Linking the issues of climate, energy, economy and national security, Mr. ...

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