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The Obsolescence of Environmental Common Law

by R. Trent Taylor* [ Click Here to Comment ] [ download PDF ] Obsolescence, the process of becoming obsolete, is a staple of our lives in the twenty-first century. As new and better technologies develop at a faster and faster pace, our existing technologies—smartphones, televisions, computers—become obsolete almost as soon as they are released

Sulfuric Acid Mist: Regulating Uncertainties

Matthew Thurlow* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] <<< See Update, January 2, 2013, below >>> Sulfuric acid mist, also known as H2SO4 or SO3,[1] is one of the least publicized air pollutants associated with emissions from coal-fired power plants. Long overshadowed by nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and carbon dioxide, sulfuric acid

Geographic Indications as a Tool to Promote Sustainability? Café de Colombia and Tequila Compared

Jennifer Barnette* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Geographical indications (GIs) are a type of intellectual property right associated with place-based names. GIs are used to identify products that come from certain regions and have particular characteristics that indicate the product’s quality or reputation (e.g. “Champagne,” “Roquefort”).[1] While GIs are protected by

Will the Wilderness Act Be Diluted in Drakes Estero?

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 (DBOC)[1] runs a commercial shellfish