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Nanotechnology promises to have far reaching impacts on the economy, including offering technological advances in pollution control. While over 200 products that use nanomaterials are already in the marketplace, minimal data exist on the health and environmental effects of nanomaterials. This poses significant questions for companies, regulators, consumers, and lawyers.Read more >
Environmental common law litigation has reemerged in recent years as a powerful second pathway alongside statutory avenues for practitioners, communities, and governments to seek redress to environmental wrongs. Creative Common Law Strategies for Protecting the Environment vividly illustrates that "environmental common law" has never been more alive, and perhaps more needed for meeting complex environmental challenges, than it is today.Read more >
The Environmental Statutes Outline: A Guide to Federal Laws is an ideal resource for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. This 4th edition has been revised and updated to contain the latest summaries of the most important environmental legislation. The 50 outlines summarize the major provisions of each statute, and U.S. Code citations within each outline allow ready reference to a statute's full text. For those statutes included in ELI's Environmental Law Deskbook, deskbook citations are provided for efficient cross-reference between the deskbook and the outlines.
America builds on the edge of disaster prone areas—on seashores and rivers, next to highly flammable forests, and in valuable wetlands. The property rights and the investment-backed expectations of land owners stand as key hurdles to the use of government regulation to mitigate disasters. While the integration of the natural and built environments is the leitmotif of modern planning philosophy, this causes tremendous tension when trying to reduce the economic, social, and human toll of natural disasters.Read more >
The Environmental Law Deskbook provides all the major environmental and natural resource statutes at your fingertips. It has been revised and updated to include the latest information on 23 statutes, encompassing resource protection, pollution control, and administrative procedure.Read more >
The SmartCode Solution to Sprawl is a practical guide to changing unsustainable land use patterns. The SmartCode is a comprehensive zoning tool designed by a diverse group of planners, designers, attorneys, developers, and concerned citizens led by Andrés Duany, the noted land use expert and one of today’s foremost urban planners.Read more >
Sustainability Handbook: The Complete Management Guide to Achieving Social, Economic, and Environmental Responsibility, The
The Sustainability Handbook: The Complete Management Guide to Achieving Social, Economic, and Environmental Responsibility covers the complexities, challenges and benefits of sustainability as it is pursued by corporate, academic, government and non-profit organizations. It provides a blueprint on how organizations of all sizes can reach or exceed economic, social and environmental excellence. The handbook offers a wide variety of practical approaches and tools, including:Read more >
The Biodiversity Conservation Handbook is designed to assist state and local policymakers who wish to "think globally and act locally" by developing a state or local biodiversity program. In addition to providing background on biodiversity generally and the importance of such programs at the state and local level, it looks at how science can inform and be incorporated into biodiversity programs, the various legal tools states can use in implementing such programs, and the importance of considering people's social and economic needs in designing biodiversity programs.Read more >
When Bad Things Happen to Good Property features a review of economics and theory of real estate environmental damages, empirical results from peer-reviewed literature, and legal outcomes of environmental contamination litigation in the United States. It also includes chapters written by plaintiff and defense lawyers on litigating environmental cases and addresses the role of the real estate expert.Read more >
Over the last 30 years, we have made great progress in curbing the most obvious pollution largely due to effective enforcement of federal and state environmental statutes. Now, however, there is increasing skepticism of the efficiency and even the constitutionality of our bedrock environmental laws from all branches of the federal government, including the courts.Read more >