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(Washington, D.C.)— Countries are increasingly turning to marine spatial planning to assess and organize present and future uses of their ocean environments. While resources on how to create a marine spatial plan are plentiful, little attention…

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 31th Annual National Wetlands Awards: Mark Beardsley; John W…

(Washington, DC): Climate change and climate science have been the subject of a great deal of discussion and political controversy here in the United States. In this era of information and disinformation, wouldn’t it be great if we had a vehicle…

(Washington, DC): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce four new members have joined its Leadership Council: Mason Emnett; Brian D. Israel; John Lovenburg; and Wei “Kevin” Wei. “We are so fortunate to have these…

Washington, D.C.: Leading scholars, policymakers, and attorneys are invited to join the Environmental Law Institute and Vanderbilt University Law School at their annual conference to discuss the year’s most…

(Washington, D.C.): Towns and cities all across America are increasingly finding themselves at the front lines in protecting their citizens from the impacts of climate change. Fortunately, a number of tools just waiting to be used can already be…

(Washington, D.C.): On January 10, 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality published in the Federal Register its…

(Washington, D.C.): Particulate matter (PM) remains one of the most significant air pollutants in terms of public health impact. PM exposure affects the cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems, causing illness and…

(Washington, D.C.):  Diverting food waste feedstocks like fats, oils and grease, food scraps, and food processing residuals to anaerobic digestion at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) can provide significant benefits to WRRF finances, as…

(Washington, D.C.): December 22, 2019, marks the 50th Anniversary of the Environmental Law Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to ensure a healthy environment, prosperous…