Environmental law in a nutshell


Author: Roger W. Findley,Daniel A. Farber
Publisher: West Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 367
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Judicial Review of Government Decisions; Judicial Role in Environmental Law; National Environmental Policy Act; Federalism and the Environment; Scope of Federal Power; Commerce Clause Restrictions on State Power; Federal Preemption; Pollution Control; Common Law Remedies; Regulation Under the Clean Air Act; Regulation Under the Clean Water Act; Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection; Risk Management and Scientific Uncertainty; Introduction to Risk Assessment and Risk Management; Judicial Views Concerning Management of Uncertain Risks; Control of Toxic Substances; Regulating the Sale of Toxic Substances; Toxic Substances Under the General Pollution Statutes; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; Common Law Remedies; Preservation of Natural Areas; Preservation as a Goal; Restrictions on Development of Private Land; Protecting Coastal Waters; Protecting of Public Lands; Preserving Endangered Species.

Environmental Law in a Nutshell


Author: Roger W. Findley,Daniel A. Farber
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 291
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Judicial Review of Government Decisions; Judicial Role in Environmental Law; National Environmental Policy Act; Federalism and the Environment; Scope of Federal Power; Commerce Clause Restrictions on State Power; Federal Preemption; Pollution Control; Common Law Remedies; Regulation Under the Clean Air Act; Regulation Under the Clean Water Act; Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection; Risk Management and Scientific Uncertainty; Introduction to Risk Assessment and Risk Management; Judicial Views Concerning Management of Uncertain Risks; Control of Toxic Substances; Regulating the Sale of Toxic Substances; Toxic Substances Under the General Pollution Statutes; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; Common Law Remedies; Preservation of Natural Areas; Preservation as a Goal; Restrictions on Development of Private Land; Protecting Coastal Waters; Protecting of Public Lands; Preserving Endangered Species.

International Environmental Law in a Nutshell


Author: Lakshman D. Guruswamy,Mariah Zebrowski Leach
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314268174
Category: Law
Page: 716
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Adopting an interdisciplinary framework, the book succinctly, yet accurately, traverses the full gamut of issues challenging the world today. This new edition deals more fully than the third edition with climate change, energy, and sustainable development. It also traverses a host of new challenges, such as drafting a new Kyoto Protocol, the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan. It then clearly analyzes the legal responses, whether in the form of treaties, customary law, or soft law instruments.

Environmental Law in a Nutshell


Author: Brenda Short
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780421797901
Category: Environmental law
Page: 167
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This text explains how law can be used to protect the environment. It introduces the legal framework used to regulate land use and pollution control together with the obligations it places on potential polluters. It also incorporates issues affecting the development of environmental law.

Energy Law in a Nutshell


Author: Joseph P. Tomain,Richard D. Cudahy
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314150585
Category: Law
Page: 392
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Addresses the component parts of the energy fuel cycle, as well as the market and government policies that oversee it. Natural resource law consists of public lands, environmental law, environmental assessment, mineral law, timber law, and water law. Chapters cover the laws in the resources market, resource management, resource protection, resource production, distribution, and energy resources.

Das egoistische Gen

Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642553915
Category: Science
Page: 489
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p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.

Water law in a nutshell


Author: David H. Getches
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: 9780314211576
Category: Law
Page: 456
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Riparian Rights; Prior Appropriation; Hybrid Systems and Other Variations; Rights to Use the Surface of Waterways; Groundwater; Diffused Surface Waters; Federal and Indian Reserved Rights; Federal Control of Water and Water Development; Interstate Allocation; Water Service and Supply Organizations.

Völkerrechtsprechung

ausgewählte Entscheidungen zum Völkerrecht in Retrospektive
Author: Jörg Menzel,Jeannine Hoffmann,Tobias Pierlings
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161485152
Category: Law
Page: 900
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English summary: This is a collection of reviews of famous, important and interesting decisions made by international and national courts, committees and panels in the field of international law. An emphasis is put on the decisions of the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, but other courts and various committees are considered as well. National court decisions include Germany as well as the United States and a variety of other countries. The reviews explain backgrounds, analyze the reasoning, describe consequences and give references for further reading. Various introductions provide a systematic analysis of the various topics of international law. German description: Volkerrecht ist Recht vor Gerichten. Ein globales Netzwerk internationaler und nationaler Gerichte und justizahnlicher Instanzen tragt in zunehmendem Umfang und wechselseitiger Vernetzung zur Auslegung sowie Fortentwicklung des Volkerrechts bei. Neben den im Aufschwung begriffenen IGH sind globale Spezialgerichte getreten: die Tatigkeit von international tatigen Menschenrechtsausschussen und Streitschlichtungsorganen im Handelsrecht nimmt zugleich immer justizformlichere Gestalt an. Auf regionaler Ebene sind EGMR sowie EuGH Speerspitzen einer weltweiten Tendenz zu gerichtlicher Streitklarung, im nationalen Bereich werden samtliche Gerichtsbarkeiten mit Volkerrecht konfrontiert. Klassische zwischenstaatliche Konflikte, Menschenrechte, Volkermord sowie Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit, Handelsstreitigkeiten, Immunitats- sowie Jurisdiktionsfragen sind nur einige der Themen der Volkerrechtsprechung. International findet fast jeder Konflikt inzwischen irgendwo auch sein justizformliches Forum, innerstaatlich ist kein Rechtsgebiet mehr unbeeinflusst von einer sich dynamisch entwickelnden Rechtsprechungspraxis im Volkerrecht. Die Autoren des vorliegenden Bandes widmen sich, ein breites Spektrum internationaler und nationaler Entscheidungsinstanzen berucksichtigend, in 136 Einzelbesprechungen beruhmten, wichtigen und interessanten Entscheidungen. Die Beitrage beleuchten historische sowie juristische Hintergrunde, analysieren Entscheidungsinhalte, beschreiben Folgewirkungen und geben weiterfuhrende Hinweise. Eine allgemeine Einleitung, 5 Einfuhrungen zu zentralen Instanzen volkerrechtlicher Gerichtsbarkeit sowie 16 thematische Einfuhrungen runden dieses Kompendium zur Rechtsprechung im Bereich des Volkerrechts ab.

Public International Law in a Nutshell


Author: Thomas Buergenthal,Sean D. Murphy
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314279965
Category: Law
Page: 473
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This Fifth Edition of Public International Law in a Nutshell is a concise yet accurate summary of the field of public international law, covering its basic sources, actors, and procedures, and key subject matter areas, such as human rights, the law of the sea, international environmental law, the law of war, and U.S. foreign relations law. This edition is fully updated to include recent treaties, institutions, and Supreme Court decisions. The book is intended to be helpful for students, scholars, and practitioners alike.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History


Author: Andrew C. Isenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199394474
Category: Science
Page: 640
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The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.

Das Kyoto-Protokoll

Internationale Klimapolitik für das 21. Jahrhundert
Author: Sebastian Oberthür,Hermann E. Ott
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663014347
Category: Social Science
Page: 443
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Die internationale Klimapolitik ist an einem Wendepunkt angekommen. Die Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls ist ein großer Schritt in dem Versuch der Menschheit, die schädlichen Folgen des Klimawandels zu begrenzen. Dieses Buch, geschrieben von zwei deutschen Experten, erklärt die naturwissenschaftlichen, ökonomischen sowie politischen Bedingungen desTreibhauseffekts und erläutert die Hintergründe der Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls. Das Buch analysiert in seinem Mittelteil den Vertragstext im Stile eines Gesetzeskommentars, nennt die offenen Fragen und gibt mögliche Antworten für die Weiterentwicklung der Normen. In einem dritten Teil werden Schlussfolgerungen gezogen, die politische Landschaft nach Kyoto beleuchtet und eine Leadership-Initiative für die Europäische Union vorgestellt, um die Handlungsmacht gegenüber den USA wieder zu erlangen.

Climate Change and Sustainable Development Law in a Nutshell


Author: John R. Nolon,Patricia E. Salkin
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314264206
Category: Law
Page: 479
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It traces the historical development of sustainable development and climate change law, showing that they appeared on the world stage at the same time and illustrating how they can be best understood, implemented, and practiced as a single body of law and policy. The book amply and ably illustrates the initiatives taken by all levels of government to achieve sustainable development, showing how these inititiatives provide important opportunities to manage, mitigate, and adapt to climate change. The Nutshell explains how the U.S. legal system fosters greenhouse gas reduction, energy conservation, and sustainable patterns of growth, including energy-efficient and sustainable buildings, the use of renewable energy resources, the protection of sequestering open space, and the adaptation of buildings and communities to sea level rise and natural disasters.

Legislation and Regulation in a Nutshell


Author: Steven Huefner
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781628102109
Category:
Page: 601
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While traditional American legal education has focused primarily on the judicial branch of government, legislatures and regulatory agencies are responsible for the vast majority of today's law creation and law implementation, in fields from health insurance regulation, to motor vehicle operation, to environmental protection, to the mechanics of voting, to stimulating the economy, to the criminalization of internet piracy, to the distribution of tax burdens, to name only some. Because well-equipped attorneys need a comprehensive grounding in legislative and regulatory processes and the relationships among all three branches of government, many law schools now teach some version of a course in Legislation and Regulation in the first year. This Nutshell addresses all the major topics of these courses, including the central question of how courts and agencies should interpret ambiguous statutes. Part I describes the functioning of modern-day legislatures and administrative agencies, including not only their essential mechanics but also theories of democratic representation. Part II then builds on this foundation to develop the principal theories and doctrines of statutory and regulatory interpretation. It includes detailed discussions of the various "intrinsic" and "extrinsic" interpretive tools, as well as the competing interpretive approaches of Textualism and Purposivism. It also includes a chapter devoted to the Chevron doctrine and the question of how courts should review agency interpretations of statutes.

Historic Preservation Law in a Nutshell


Author: Sara Bronin,Ryan Rowberry
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781640201569
Category: Historic buildings
Page: 617
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Historic Preservation Law in a Nutshell provides the leading in-depth summary of historic preservation law within its local, state, tribal, federal, and international contexts. Historic preservation is a burgeoning area of law that includes aspects of property, land use, environmental, constitutional, cultural resources, international, and Native American law. This book covers the primary federal statutes, and many facets of state statutes, dealing with the protection and preservation of historic resources. It also includes key topics like the designation process, federal agency obligations, local regulation, takings and other constitutional concerns, and real estate development issues. Click here to read a book review of the first edition from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Planning in the USA

Policies, Issues, and Processes
Author: J. Barry Cullingworth,Roger Caves
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136456902
Category: Architecture
Page: 552
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This extensively revised and updated fourth edition of Planning in the USA continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the policies, theory and practice of planning. Outlining land use, urban planning, and environmental protection policies, this fully illustrated book explains the nature of the planning process and the way in which policy issues are identified, defined, and approached. This full colour edition incorporates new planning legislation and regulations at the state and federal layers of government, updated discussion on current economic issues, and examples of local ordinances in a variety of planning areas. Key updates include: a new chapter on planning and sustainability; a new discussion on the role of foundations and giving to communities; a discussion regarding the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans; a discussion on deindustrialization and shrinking cities; a discussion on digital billboards; a discussion on recent comprehensive planning efforts; a discussion on land banking; a discussion unfunded mandates; a discussion on community character; a companion website with multiple choice and fill the blank questions, and ‘test yourself’ glossary terms. This book gives a detailed account of urbanization in the United States and reveals the problematic nature and limitations of the planning process, the fallibility of experts, and the difficulties facing policy-makers in their search for solutions. Planning in the USA is an essential book for students, planners and all who are concerned with the nature of contemporary urban and environmental problems.

Listening to the Sea

The Politics of Improving Environmental Protection
Author: Robert Jay Wilder
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 9780822956631
Category: Political Science
Page: 269
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Through a rigorous integration of policy and science, Robert Wilder suggests a much-improved second-generation governance of the oceans and coasts and proposes new ideas for resolving the environmental policy stalemate found within the U.S. government.

Student Lawyer


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Nussschale


Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257607776
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Eine klassische Konstellation: der Vater, die Mutter und der Liebhaber. Und das Kind, vor dessen Augen sich das Drama entfaltet. Aber so, wie Ian McEwan sie erzählt, hat man diese elementare Geschichte noch nie gehört. Verblüffend, verstörend, fesselnd, philosophisch – eine literarische Tour de Force von einem der größten Erzähler englischer Sprache.

Energy and Natural Resources Law in a Nutshell


Author: Jan Laitos,Joseph P. Tomain
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Conservation of natural resources
Page: 554
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Law and the Resources Market; Economics and Natural Resources Markets; Law and Government and the Natural Resources Market; Resource Management and Protection; Public Lands and Natural Resources Law; Environmental Law; Environmental Assessment and NEPA; Resource Production and Use; Minerals Law; Timber Law; Water Law; Energy Resource Distribution and Use; Federal Energy Policy; Developing Energy Resources; Energy, Conversion and Distribution.