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Severe Hurricanes and Tropical Storms: Survey of Five Southeast State Utility Commissions Finds Wide Variation in Hardening and Resiliency Requirements
Posted on 16 Apr 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

A new paper by Katherine Carey looks at the different actions that state utility commissions in the Southeast have taken to ensure that their electric utilities are prepared for tomorrow’s storms. The Gulf Coast region in the Southeastern... Read More

Remembrance and Gratitude
Posted on 12 Nov 2013 by Dianne Saxe

We Remember This is a day for remembrance and gratitude. We, who live here in Canada, are among the luckiest people in the world, despite the follies and flaws of some of our leaders and governments. From my family’s experience, both in the... Read More

Carbon Disclosure Project Report Provides Real Examples that Illustrate the Expensive Impact of Climate Change on Major Corporations
Posted on 1 Jul 2014 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Alexander Bandza, Associate, Jenner & Block The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has released a report that updates its survey on how S&P 500 companies assess physical risks from climate change. Reported risks affect companies in all economic... Read More

2001-2010, A Decade of Climate Extremes
Posted on 7 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 decade, which was the warmest since the start of modern measurements in 1850 and continued an extended period of pronounced global warming. More national temperature... Read More

New Center for Climate Change Law Paper: Envisioning Resilient Electrical Infrastructure
Posted on 29 Jan 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

by Sam Nierop, Visiting Scholar Only last month, a powerful storm left thousands without access to electricity across Europe.[1] Last year, Hurricane Sandy left more than 8 million people without power in the Northeastern United States.[2] As climate... Read More

Walking on Eggshell Skulls: Louisiana's Levees Take on the Oil and Gas Industry Over Coastal Land Degradation
Posted on 27 Aug 2013 by J. Wylie Donald

Ground zero for climate change and rising sea levels in the United States is not a status to which any state aspires. Florida distastefully remembers 2005 when 4 hurricanes – Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne - roared ashore, all within six weeks... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Cost of Federal Disaster Relief on Ruinous Rise
Posted on 10 Jun 2013 by State Net

SNCJ Spotlight Cost of federal disaster relief on ruinous rise Last October's Superstorm Sandy was the costliest natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But the $62 billion states in the storm's path reported... Read More