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Marten Law: Climate Change Ushers in Era of Uncertainty for Water Resource Mgmt

Scientists are seeing more climate change impacts on water availability-particularly in those areas dependent upon glacial and snow meltwater for agriculture. As water becomes available at different times of the year (or grows more scarce), controversies over water allocation will grow more common...

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Mayor Michael Bloomberg Pitches Sweeping Storm Protection Plan For NYC

NYC MAYOR PITCHES SWEEPING STORM PROTECTION PLAN: Last week, less than a year after Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard and with only 203 days left in his final term, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a sweeping plan to protect the city from future storms. The plan, laid out in a 438...

Real Estate Documents Turn Green

By Richard J. Sobelsohn Sustainable development is now commonplace. In his second-term inaugural address, President Barack Obama promised to respond to climate change by supporting sustainability through a greater adoption of renewable energy, including solar power and natural gas development, and...

Coastal Flooding and Resiliency: New Challenges and Opportunities for the Commercial Real Estate and Finance Industry

By Henry R. "Speaker" Pollard, V , Partner, Williams Mullen Virginia, North Carolina and other mid-Atlantic coastal communities are no strangers to severe weather and related storm surges and flooding. However, many of these communities are experiencing storm surges and tidal and routine...