From Kyoto To Paris: How Bottom-Up Regulation Could Revitalize the UNFCCC

By Luke Grunbaum* This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) establishes the basic principles and goals for future international agreements on climate change. However, incorporating the ambitious policies and provisions of the UNFCCC into a binding global agreement has proven incredibly challenging. Previous attempts to… Continue reading From Kyoto To Paris: How Bottom-Up Regulation Could Revitalize the UNFCCC

Is CITES Endangered?

By Liz Rasheed* This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate.  To leave comments, please see the original post. I.  Introduction: What is Illicit Wildlife Trafficking? Illicit wildlife trafficking refers to “any environment-related crime that involves the illegal trade, smuggling, poaching, capture or collection of endangered species, protected wildlife (including animals and plants that are… Continue reading Is CITES Endangered?

WHAT IS REASONABLE?: THE CONSIDERATION OF ECONOMIC EFFECTS IN REASONABLE AND PRUDENT ALTERNATIVES UNDER THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

BY GILLIAN SCHROFF IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REVIEW SYNDICATE, 2015, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REVIEW SYNDICATE, NEWS I. Introduction Although only a few inches in size, the delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) has become a topic of intense debate in water-scarce California. When the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS or Service) determined that these small fish were a threatened species in 2005, the… Continue reading WHAT IS REASONABLE?: THE CONSIDERATION OF ECONOMIC EFFECTS IN REASONABLE AND PRUDENT ALTERNATIVES UNDER THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

Trying to Find a Balance: Agricultural Land Conservation vs. Development in the Green Mountain State

By Kristen Mae Rodgers, Note Editor, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Vermont is leading the nation in the local, sustainable food movement and the new food economy. In fact, Vermont is the frontrunner in farm stands, community supported agriculture (CSA) programs, and farmers’ markets per capita across the entire United States. According to the USDA,… Continue reading Trying to Find a Balance: Agricultural Land Conservation vs. Development in the Green Mountain State