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Study warns of potential increase in global mercury emissions, which would impact animals in Arctic region

An assessment by a scientific body set up by the eight Arctic rim countries has projected that global mercury emissions could grow by 25% by 2020 if no action is taken to control such emissions, posing a threat to polar bears, whales, and seals and the Arctic communities who hunt those animals for food...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: ICJ Hearings on Environmental Whaling Case

The most recent environmental case to be heard by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan; New Zealand intervening), Australia is challenging Japan’s whale hunting practices as an unlawful violation of the International Whaling Commission ban on...

U.S. EPA Issues Final Regulations Governing Cooling Water Use At Power Plants And Industrial Facilities

The U.S. EPA has promulgated final regulations that established requirements for cooling water intakes at existing power plants and industrial facilities. After almost 20 years of attempting to adopt rules under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers...