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Like the earlier reported 9th Circuit case, this recent 11th Circuit case shows that using the Alien Tort Statute or the Torture Act in an environmental context will be quite difficult

As noted in a prior post, the Alien Tort Statute has been used in the past as a vehicle to raise environmental and toxic tort causes of action involving defendants and plaintiffs from third countries. The recent post describing a 9th Circuit case brought to the fore the issue of prudential exhaustion...

Study using typhoid vaccine demonstrates benefits of "herd immunity"

Typhoid is found throughout much of the world. Prior posts have noted that vaccines offer what is known as herd immunity [see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_immunity ]. An inexpensive vaccine against typhoid fever demonstrates this effect, offers protection across age groups, and is particularly...

Green procurement in Europe – municipal authorities take the lead

On 22-23 October, the City of Zurich hosted representatives from more than 15 European nations at the international Procura+ Seminar, organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. The success of European efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change depends on municipal authorities...