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Climate Change at the US EPA Region 2 Conference

On Thursday May 29th, the eleventh biennial conference on key and emerging environmental issues in the EPA Region 2 area was held at Columbia Law School. This teeming conference consisted of four panels, each on separate yet correlated environmental topics...

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Rising CO2 Poses Significant Threat To Human Nutrition

At the elevated levels of atmospheric CO 2 anticipated by around 2050, crops that provide a large share of the global population with most of their dietary zinc and iron will have significantly reduced concentrations of those nutrients , according to...

Gabrielle Sigel
Third U.S. National Climate Assessment Released

By Gabrielle Sigel . Last month the U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment , titled "Climate Change Impacts in the United States" ("the Assessment"). The Assessment was three years...

Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
May Updates to the Climate Litigation Charts

Each month, Arnold & Porter and the Center for Climate Change Law collect and summarize developments in climate-related litigation, which we also add to our U.S. and non-US climate litigation charts. The May additions are listed below. (If you know...

J. Wylie Donald
Negligent Operation of a Storm Sewer: A New Theory of Climate Change Liability

By J. Wylie Donald We have written many times about the flawed design of the nation's flood maps in an era of climate change. And spoken about the potential for claims against professionals for failure to consider the effects of climate change...

J. Wylie Donald
A Slow-Burning Fuse: Climate Change from the Risk Management Trenches

By J. Wylie Donald Yesterday morning was the only session on climate change at the 2014 annual conference of RIMS , the Risk and Insurance Management Society, the preeminent risk management trade group in the country. Over 9,000 individuals from...