September 14, 2014
by William Helbling
The Supreme Court of Alaska on Friday ruled that a lawsuit claiming that officials have failed in their obligations to address climate change was rightfully dismissed in 2012, but not for the reasons cited by the lower court. The plaintiffs in the case were six children who originally filed the ...[read more]
June 8, 2014
by Peter Snyder
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement Sunday commemorating World Oceans Day calling on the international community to "commit to keep healthy and productive and to use their resources peacefully, equitably and sustainably for the benefit of current and future generations." The ...[read more]
June 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday released the Clean Power Plan proposal at the direction of President Barack Obama. The plan will, for the first time, cut carbon pollution from existing power plants in an effort to protect public health and fight climate change without ...[read more]
March 17, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The environmental advocacy organization Greenpeace International on Monday filed a lawsuit against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of the Arctic 30, a group of Greenpeace activists who spent two months in a Russian jail following a peaceful protest against drilling in the ...[read more]
November 26, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A New Zealand High Court judge on Tuesday held that two Kiribati citizens, could not be granted refugee status based on the effects of climate change on Kiribati. Ioane Teitiota and his wife moved to New Zealand from the island nation of Kiribati in 2007 and had three children born in New Zealand. ...[read more]
November 18, 2013
by Max Slater
A Russian court on Monday refused to release one of 30 activists for Greenpeace International who were detained in September while trying to board an oil rig. Russian authorities arrested the Greenpeace activists in September for attempting to scale an oil platform owned by a Russian energy ...[read more]
November 3, 2013
by Julie Deisher
President Barack Obama on Friday established by Executive Order a Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. The task force, with members including state, local and tribal officials and executive agencies, is to advise the federal government on how to respond to the impacts of climate ...[read more]
October 22, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The Dutch government on Monday asked the UN-backed International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) to order Russia to return a ship used by Greenpeace International and the activists who were arrested on board the ship. The ship had been used to stage a protest over oil drilling. The 28 ...[read more]
June 30, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On June 30, 2011, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia upheld a 2008 decision by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to list polar bears as "threatened" on the endangered species list because of melting polar ice caps caused by climate change. Environmental groups and the ...[read more]
June 14, 2012
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Hua Wang, Northwestern University School of Law Class of 2012, writes on the need for policies that combine market incentives with outright prohibitions to achieve enforcement and compliance with international environmental regimes...Climate change threatens catastrophic ...[read more]

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