New Environmental Law Books

Below is a list of Environmental Law books added to the library's collection in the past 6 months.

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Adventure and the law / Cecil B. Kuhne III.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1290.S66 K84 2014
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Agricultural land reform code. Compiled by Central Book Supply, inc.

Location: lacom
Call #: KPM988.A31 1963 A4 1969
Publisher: [Central Book Supply, inc.]


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Anarchic sea : maritime security in the twenty-first century / David Sloggett.

Location: lax
Call #: VK203 .S56 2013
Publisher:


Maritime security covers many issues, including disputes over ownership of the continental shelf and of the boundaries of Exclusive Economic Zones. This text deals with this fascinating range of issues. Find out more (catalog link)
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Animal research ethics : evolving views and practices / editors, Susan Gilbert, Gregory E. Kaebnick, Thomas H. Murray.

Location: lax
Call #: R853.A53 A56 2012
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell,


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Beyond territorial disputes in the South China Sea : legal frameworks for the joint development of hydrocarbon resources / edited by Robert C. Beckman, Center for International Law (CIL), National University of Singapore (NUS), Ian Townsend-Gault, Univers

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1692 .B49 2013
Publisher:


This title brings together highly qualified experts in law of the sea to explore the legal and geopolitical aspects of the South China Sea disputes and within that context, provide an in-depth examination of the prospects of joint development in the South China Sea. Find out more (catalog link)
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Beyond territorial disputes in the South China Sea : legal frameworks for the joint development of hydrocarbon resources / edited by Robert C. Beckman, Center for International Law (CIL), National University of Singapore (NUS), Ian Townsend-Gault, Univers

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1692 .B49 2013
Publisher:


This title brings together highly qualified experts in law of the sea to explore the legal and geopolitical aspects of the South China Sea disputes and within that context, provide an in-depth examination of the prospects of joint development in the South China Sea. Find out more (catalog link)
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Beyond the fracking wars : a guide for lawyers, public officials, planners, and citizens / Erica Levine Powers and Beth E. Kinne, editors ; with a foreward by Bruce M. Kramer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1849.A2 B49 2013
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Biodiversity and climate change : linkages at international, national and local levels / edited by Frank Maes, Professor, Faculty of Law, Ghent University, Belgium, An Cliquet, Professor, Faculty of Law, Ghent University, Belgium, Willemien du Plessis, Pr

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.5 .B56 2013
Publisher:


The diverse contributors to this substantial volume vividly illuminate the complex relationships between biodiversity and climate change, and explore potential solutions through environmental law in local, national and transnational settings. This book makes an important academic contribution towards linking legal solutions to global warming with biodiversity conservation, and it should appeal especially to scholars concerned about these issues in developing countries. Find out more (catalog link)
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Building community resilience post-disaster : a guide for affordable housing and community economic development practitioners / Dorcas R. Gilmore and Diane M. Standaert, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3750 .B85 2013
Publisher:


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Climate change : legal issues and contexts / Bailey Saunders and Ross A. Diaz, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3783 .C55 2013
Publisher: Novinka,


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Climate law in EU member states : towards national legislation for climate protection / edited by Marjan Peeters, Professor of Environmental Policy and Law, Maastricht University, The Netherlands; Mark Stallworthy, Professor of Environmental Law and Polic

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6246.A72 C55 2012
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Common pools of genetic resources : equity and innovation in international biodiversity law / edited by Evanson Chege Kamau and Gerd Winter.

Location: lax
Call #: K3488.5 .C66 2013
Publisher:


Written by a team of expert academics and practitioners in the field, this innovative book makes a timely and valuable contribution to academic and policy debates in international environmental law, international biodiversity law, intellectual property law, climate law and the law of indigenous populations. Find out more (catalog link)
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Conservation on the high seas : harmonizing international regimes for the sustainable use of living resources / Simone Borg.

Location: lax
Call #: K3485 .B67 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Borg (environmental and resources law, U. of Malta) investigates the extent to which the applicable international regimes regulating the sustainable use of high seas living resources may be harmonized. He covers regulatory jurisdiction over living resources on the high seas, the obligation to take conservation measures, specialized conservation measures for particular species on the high seas, the main constituent elements of conservation regimes, enforcement jurisdiction on the high seas and the conservation of living resources, and constituent elements for compliance and enforcement. Find out more (catalog link)
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Corporate social responsibility in contemporary China / Jingchen Zhao, Senior Lecturer in Corporate and Commercial Law, University of Sussex, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: HD60.5.C6 Z44 2014
Publisher:


China's recent economic transformation and integration into the world economy has coincided with increasing pressure for corporate law reform to make corporate social responsibility (CSR) integral to business and management strategy in China. This timely book critically analyses contemporary notions of CSR in China, discussing theory and practice alongside legal responses in this emerging field.Jingchen Zhao uniquely combines the history, traditions and social policies of China with Chinese law, explaining the significance of path dependence in China. He presents an in-depth debate on the difficulties involved in transplanting developed legal principles directly into Chinese society, and takes a detailed look at the CSR provisions in Chinese company law which aimed to put social and environmental concerns onto the corporate agenda. Find out more (catalog link)
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Courts, codes, and custom : legal tradition and state policy toward international human rights and environmental law / Dana Zartner.

Location: lax
Call #: K3171 .Z37 2014
Publisher:


This text explores the role of legal tradition in shaping state policy toward international human rights and environmental law. Examining the institutional and cultural characteristics within a state's legal tradition across ten case studies, the book shows the importance of domestic legal factors to understanding state policy toward international law. Find out more (catalog link)
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Criminal jurisdiction over perpetrators of ship-source pollution : international law, state practice and EU harmonisation / by Alla Pozdnakova.

Location: lax
Call #: K3591.2 .P69 2013
Publisher: M. Nijhoff Publishers,


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Delimitation of the continental shelf between Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands : arguing law, practicing politics? / A.G. Oude Elferink.

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1689 .O93 2013
Publisher:


Alex G. Oude Elferink's detailed analysis of the negotiations between Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands concerning the delimitation of their continental shelf in the North Sea makes use of the full range of government archives in these three States. He looks at the role of international law in policy formulation and negotiations, and explores the legal context, political considerations and, in particular, oil interests which fed into these processes. He also explains why the parties decided to submit their disputes to the International Court of Justice and looks at the preparation of their pleadings and litigation strategy before the Court. The analysis shows how Denmark and The Netherlands were able to avoid the full impact of the implications of the Court's judgment by sidestepping legal arguments and insisting instead on political considerations. Find out more (catalog link)
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Disasters, hazards and law / edited by Mathieu Deflem.

Location: lax
Call #: K1980 .D57 2012
Publisher: Emerald,


This volume deals with important social-science issues of law and legal control pertaining to disasters and hazards in a variety of contexts. The orientation of this volume is driven by relevant recent occurrences, such as hurricanes Katrina and Irene in the United States; the 2010 BP oil spill, and the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Thematically diverse within the province of the social and behavioral sciences related to law and law-related problems, the chapters in this volume are not restricted in terms of theoretical approach and methodological orientation. Topics addressed include: legal controls pertaining to disaster prevention, response, and mitigation; regulations and policies concerning hazardous conditions; and crime and the control thereof in post-disaster situations Find out more (catalog link)
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Eagle over the ice : the U.S. in the Antarctic / Christopher C. Joyner and Ethel R. Theis.

Location: lacom
Call #: KWX467.U55 J69 1997
Publisher: University Press of New England,


An examination of international governance of the Antarctic continent one of the few success stories of international cooperation as viewed through the lens of US politics. Find out more (catalog link)

Elephant treaties : the colonial legacy of the biodiversity crisis / Rachelle Adam.

Location: lax
Call #: K3488 .A93 2014
Publisher:


Based on a legal history of international biodiversity treaties from the late nineteenth century to the present, Rachelle Adam argues that today's biodiversity crisis is rooted in European colonial history, especially in the conservation treaties that the colonial powers (and their non-governmental counterparts) negotiated to protect Africa's big-game animals. Reflecting on the colonial past--particularly on efforts to manage the commerce in elephant ivory--Adam sheds light on why more recent attempts to arrest the decline in biodiversity by way of international agreement have failed. This volume will spur a rethinking of such agreements and trigger a search for alternatives outside of existing international structures. Find out more (catalog link)
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Environmental governance of the great seas : law and effect / Joseph F.C. DiMento, Alexis Jaclyn Hickman.

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1145 .D56 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


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Environmental law / Steven Ferrey, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF3775.Z9 F45 2013
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Environmental law in a nutshell / by Daniel A. Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF3775.Z9 F56 2014
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Environmental Law in a Nutshell provides a foundation for understanding environmental law. Expert text includes coverage of various areas, from acid rain and atomic energy, to waste disposal and wetlands. Touches upon the many statutory and common-law regulations shaping the world in which we live. Find out more (catalog link)

Environmental law in Illinois corporate and real estate transactions, 2014 / general editor, William J. Anaya ; chapter authors, William J. Anaya ... [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1554 .E582 2014
Publisher:


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Environmental law sourcebook.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3775 .A3 2013
Publisher:


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Environmental litigation in China : a study in political ambivalence / Rachel E. Stern.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ3127 .S74 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


In a country known for tight political control and ineffectual courts, Environmental Litigation in China unravels how everyday justice works: how judges make decisions, why lawyers take cases, and how international influence matters. It is a readable account of how the leadership's mixed signals and political ambivalence play out on the ground - propelling some, such as the village doctor who fought a chemical plant for more than a decade, even as others back away from risk. Yet this remarkable book shows that even in a country where expectations would be that law wouldn't much matter, environmental litigation provides a sliver of space for legal professionals to explore new roles and, in so doing, probe the boundary of what is politically possible. Find out more (catalog link)
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Environmental protection in multi-layered systems : comparative lessons from the water sector / edited by Mariachiara Alberton and Francesco Palermo.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6202.D75 E58 2012
Publisher: M. Nijhoff Publishers,


This text describes and analyses how environmental issues are regulated in several federal, regional and unitary systems and in the European Union. The comparative analysis reveals common trends towards a multi-layered environmental governance, cross-cutting traditional distinctions among different state models. Find out more (catalog link)
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EU agricultural law / Jens Hartig Danielsen.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6605 .D36 2013
Publisher:


The Common Agricultural Policy is one of the most developed of the common policies of the EU and has been a model for many of the general principles of EU Law. To date, discussion of the policy has centred on the political and financial problems that have arisen, rather than the legal aspectsof the policy. This book examines those legal aspects through the evolution of the CAP. It traces the legal transformation of the CAP from a market and price-driven policy towards its current emphasis on the multifunctionality of European agriculture and the development of a common food policy,incorporating food safety and quality, animal health and welfare and the protection of the environment. Find out more (catalog link)
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EU environmental law and the internal market / Nicolas de Sadeleer, professor of EU law, Saint-Louis University, Jean Monnet Chair.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6242 .S233 2014
Publisher:


A robust, exhaustive, and systematic legal analysis of the conflicts opposing integration of internal market and free competition rules with the environmental protection rules, including climate change rules, taken at an EU and national level. Find out more (catalog link)
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Federalism of wetlands / Ryan W. Taylor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5624 .T39 2013
Publisher:


This volume investigates the consequences of redundant state and federal environmental regulations in the United States. Drawing on the most exhaustive statistical analysis of US federal wetland permits ever constructed, it uncovers the disjointed world of wetland regulation. Find out more (catalog link)
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Fiduciary law and responsible investing : in nature's trust / Benjamin J. Richardson.

Location: lax
Call #: K1112 .R528 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This book takes a broader look at the issues facing SRI & fiduciary duties. It evaluates how the fiduciary duties & some related legal rules governing financial institutions shape the prospects for socially responsible investment, & theorises how to reform this area to promote investment that supports sustainable development. Find out more (catalog link)
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Foundations of EU food law and policy : ten years of the European food safety authority / edited by Alberto Alemanno, Simone Gabbi.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6778 .F68 2014
Publisher:


This volume presents the viewpoints of academics, food lawyers, industry and consumer representatives as well as those of EU policymakers on the first ten years of activity of one of the most prominent European agencies. Its broader purpose, however, is to discuss the future role played by EFSA within the rapidly-evolving area of EU food law and policy. Find out more (catalog link)
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Freedom to harm : the lasting legacy of the laissez faire revival / Thomas O. McGarity.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1600 .M395 2013
Publisher:


This book tells the story of how the business community, and the trade associations and think tanks that it created, launched three powerful assaults during the last quarter of the twentieth century on the federal regulatory system and the state civil justice system to accomplish a revival of the laissez faire political economy that dominated Gilded Age America. Although the consequences of these assaults became painfully apparent in a confluence of crises during the early twenty-first century, the patch-and-repair fixes that Congress and the Obama administration put into place did little to change the underlying laissez faire ideology and practice that continues to dominate the American political economy. In anticipation of the next confluence of crises, Thomas McGarity offers suggestions for more comprehensive governmental protections for consumers, workers, and the environment. Find out more (catalog link)
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Fresh water in international law / Laurence Boisson de Chazournes.

Location: lax
Call #: K3496 .B65 2013
Publisher:


Fresh water is an environmental, economic, social, and cultural commodity. This book provides a thorough assessment of its protection, management, and uses in international law. It explores the international, regional, and national regulatory frameworks that make up the international legal regime regulating fresh water. Find out more (catalog link)
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Global forest governance : legal concepts and policy trends / Rowena Maguire.

Location: lax
Call #: K3884 .M34 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This book identifies the fundamental legal principles and the governance requirements of sustainable forest management. An analytical model for assessing forest regulation is created which identifies the doctrinal concepts that underpin forest regulation (justice, property, sovereignty and governance). It also highlights the dominant public international institutions involved in forest regulation (UNFF, UNFCCC and WB) which is followed by analysis of non-state international forest regulation (forest certification and ecosystem markets). The book concludes by making a number of practical recommendations for reform of global forest governance arrangements and suggested reforms for individual international forest institutions. This book will appeal to academics, policymakers, international environmental researchers and government officials involved in forest regulation and environmental regulation more broadly. Find out more (catalog link)
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Global legal regimes to protect the world's grasslands / John W. Head.

Location: lax
Call #: K3520 .H43 2012
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


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Gray wolves and the Endangered Species Act / Chase Ewing and Roger H. Cooley, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5640 .G73 2012
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers,


The wolf was among the first animals protected under the Endangered Species Preservation Act, a predecessor to the current Endangered Species Act (ESA). In 1978 the gray wolf was listed as endangered in all of the conterminous 48 states except Minnesota, where it was listed as threatened. With the exception of experimental populations established in the 1990s, the protections for the gray wolf have been diminishing since that date, as wolf populations have increased in some areas. The use of distinct population segments (DPSs), a term created in the 1978 ESA amendments, has played a role in that reduced protection. DPSs allow vertebrate species to be divided into distinct groups, based on geography and genetic distinctions. Find out more (catalog link)
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Green governance : ecological survival, human rights, and the law of the commons / Burns H. Weston, David Bollier.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585 .W476 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Green Governance proposes a new architecture of environmental law and public policy that is as practical as it is theoretically sound. Find out more (catalog link)
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Greening international jurisprudence : environmental NGOs before international courts, tribunals, and compliance committees / by Cathrin Zengerling.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585 .Z46 2013
Publisher:


Examines how international judicial and quasi-judicial bodies enforce international environmental law, with particular consideration to the role of environmental NGOs. Author Cathrin Zengerling analyses the institutional structure as well as the environmental case law from a total of fourteen international courts, arbitral tribunals, and compliance committees with special focus on accessibility, comprehensiveness, and transparency. Underlying this analysis is the fundamental question of whether the respective body appropriately contributes to the realization of democratic governance for sustainable development. After presenting her core findings, the author provides concrete recommendations for future best practices and discusses the need for a new World Environment Court. Find out more (catalog link)
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Handbook of environmental law / P.B. Sahasranaman.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS1507 .S24 2012
Publisher:


This handbook analyses key issues related to environmental protection in India. It covers an entire gamut of issues such as sustainable development, environmental impact assessment, water resource management, waste management, disaster management and rehabilitation, forest conservation, wildlife protection, and pollution and climatic change. Find out more (catalog link)
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Hazardous materials compliance for public research organizations : a case study / Nicolas A. Valcik.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3945 .V35 2013
Publisher:


This title is a case study of one university's policies and practices with regard to the procurement, use, storage and disposal of HAZMAT in the context of a changing internal structure and regulatory environment. The author's presentation is no-holds-barred, using interviews, archival documentation, and unobtrusive observations as a participant where the research institution was at times noncompliant with the new federal guidelines. This book provides a better understanding of the issues that research organizations face when contending with the new federal legislation on HAZMAT. Find out more (catalog link)
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Historic preservation law in a nutshell / by Sara C. Bronin (Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Law, University of Connecticut School of Law), Ryan Rowberry (Assistant Professor of Law, Associate Director, Center for t

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4310 .B76 2014
Publisher:


Historic Preservation in a Nutshell provides the first-ever 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. Find out more (catalog link)

History of global climate governance / Joyeeta Gupta.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.5 .G87 2014
Publisher:


This text explores the shifting problems and politics of climate change governance, explaining the key underlying issues and negotiation history systematically, and arguing for a methodical solution through global law and constitutionalism. Find out more (catalog link)
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Human right to water : significance, legal status and implications for water allocation / Inga T. Winkler.

Location: lax
Call #: K3260 .W36 2012
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


The United Nations General Assembly and the Human Rights Council recognised the human right to water in 2010.This book clarifies the legal status and meaning of the right to water through a detailed analysis of its legal foundations, legal nature, normative content and corresponding State obligations. Find out more (catalog link)
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Infrastructure from the ground up : civil engineering works for lawyers / editors: Buck S. Beltzer ... [et al.].

Location: lax
Call #: KF2928 .I54 2012
Publisher: American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry,


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International environmental law and distributive justice / Tomilola Akanle Eni-Ibukun.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.5 .A95 2014
Publisher:


The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is one of the 'flexibility mechanisms' defined in the Kyoto Protocol and is an essential part of the current climate change regime. This book looks at distributive justice under the CDM regime and focuses on the issue of equity in the geographic distribution of CDM projects among developing countries. Find out more (catalog link)
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International environmental law and policy for the 21st century / by Ved P. Nanda, George (Rock) Pring ; chapter seven: Energy and the environment, by Don C. Smith.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585 .N36 2013
Publisher:


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International law and freshwater : the multiple challenges / edited by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Christina Leb, Mara Tignino.

Location: lax
Call #: K3498 .I58 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This volume offers a comprehensive international look at diverse issues arising from water use for human consumption, agriculture, energy, industry, waste disposal and ecosystem conservation. Find out more (catalog link)
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International law and the arctic / Michael Byers ; with James Baker.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4110.P65 B94 2013
Publisher:


Climate change and rising oil prices have thrust the Arctic to the top of the foreign policy agenda and raised difficult issues of sovereignty, security and environmental protection. International Law and the Arctic explains these developments in a manner that is accessible to lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Find out more (catalog link)
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International law for a water-scarce world / by Edith Brown Weiss.

Location: lax
Call #: K3496 .W45 2013
Publisher:


The fresh water crisis is the new environmental crisis of the 21st century. By 2050, 993 million people are projected to live in cities with perennial water shortages; 3.1 billion will confront seasonal water shortages within their urban areas. The traditional legal principles upon which existing water management is based are likely to be insufficient to deal with the water problems that loom from projected climate change, population growth, food production, increased industrialization, and ecosystem needs. Find out more (catalog link)
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International law for energy and the environment / Patricia Park.

Location: lax
Call #: K3981 .P37 2013
Publisher:


This title presents the latest in environmental laws and policies in a comprehensive exploration of the interrelationship between environmental law and the energy sector. The text covers international legal instruments and contains a new section on regulations of the major jurisdictions, including USA, UK, Norway, EU, India, and China. It addresses all major energy sources, including renewables, and addresses policy issues such as energy security. Find out more (catalog link)
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International law in the era of climate change / edited by Rosemary Rayfuse, Shirley V. Scott.

Location: lax
Call #: K3584.8 .I587 2012
Publisher: E. Elgar,


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International law in the new age of globalization / edited by Andrew Byrnes, Mika Hayashi, Chris Michaelsen.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .I5755 2013
Publisher:


The essays in this volume address various challenges posed by globalization to the international legal order, in fields which include the use of force, humanitarian law, international trade and investment law, dispute resolution, human rights, and environmental law. Find out more (catalog link)
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International watercourses law in the Nile River Basin : three states at a crossroads / Tadesse Kassa Woldetsadik.

Location: lacom
Call #: KQC660.N55 W65 2013
Publisher:


This book examines the multifaceted regulation of the Nile, starting with the Anglo-Ethiopian Treaty of 1902. It scrutinizes the non-treaty based claims of rights of the basin states to the Nile waters, examining the relevant rules of customary international law that set out rights and riparian obligations in the utilization of shared watercourses. Find out more (catalog link)
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Land use planning and development regulation law / by Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer [and] Thomas E. Roberts.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF5692 .J84 2013
Publisher: West,


This Hornbook introduces the fundamentals of land use planning and control law. Subjects covered include the planning process, zoning, development permission, subdivision control law, and building and housing codes. Discusses constitutional limitations and the environmental aspects of land use controls. Explores aesthetic regulation, historic preservation, and agricultural land protection. Find out more (catalog link)
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Law and the question of the animal : a critical jurisprudence / edited by Yoriko Otomo and Ed Mussawir.

Location: lax
Call #: K3620 .L39 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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Law, tropical forests and carbon : the case of REDD+ / edited by Rosemary Lyster, Catherine MacKenzie, and Constance McDermott.

Location: lax
Call #: K3884 .L39 2013
Publisher:


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Laws of nature : reflections on the evolution of ecosystem management law and policy / edited by Kalyani Robbins.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5505 .L39 2013
Publisher: University Of Akron Press,


This timely collection is written by an interdisciplinary array of law professors, who specialize in legal and policy issues surrounding ecosystem management, and scholars and practitioners in areas such as environmental policy and planning, conservation, economics, and biology, and explores why ecosystems must be valued and managed in their own right. We cannot simply hope ecosystems will benefit from legislation focused on other environmental and natural resource protections, such as those for wildlife, trees, air, and water. An ecosystem, a community of organisms together with their physical environment, viewed as a system of interacting and interdependent relationships, has its own intricate administrative issues. The Laws of Nature investigates how ecosystems function, their value to humans and wildlife, and what factors affect their survival. This analysis id coupled with cutting-edge theories and regulatory proposals from legal scholars who study ecosystem questions. In the end, a thorough and multidisciplinary understanding of the importance of ecosystems is presented. Find out more (catalog link)
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Legal aspects of implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety / edited by Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Frederic Perron-Welch, Christine Frison.

Location: lax
Call #: K3925.B56 L45 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book, the first in a new series that focuses on treaty implementation for sustainable development, examines key legal aspects of implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at national and international levels. The volume provides a serious contribution to the current legal and political academic debates on biosafety by discussing key issues under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety that affect the further design of national and international law on biosafety, and analyzing recent progress in the development of domestic regulatory regimes for biosafety. It also examines the legal, political, economic, and practical challenges and solutions encountered in recent efforts to develop and implement domestic biosafety regulations, with a focus on developing countries. In the year of the fifth UN Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, at the signature of a new Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Protocol on Liability and Redress, this timely book examines recent developments in biosafety law and policy. Find out more (catalog link)
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Legal framework for strengthening nuclear security and combating nuclear terrorism / edited by Igor Khripunov, Center for International Trade and Security, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA and Dmitriy Nikonov, Center for International Trade and

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5665 .N38 2010
Publisher:


The 11 papers in this collection review the international measures currently in place to control nuclear weapons, the risks that remain, and approaches to dealing with such risks. Among them are the workshop executive report, the transcript of a round-table discussion, and country reports. Other topics include defining and assessing the threat of nuclear terrorism and the role of nuclear security, the legal framework and its priorities, new focus areas, international activities related to nuclear security, and national implementation measures. Find out more (catalog link)
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Migration : practices, challenges and impact / Huynh Truong Huy, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: JV6035 .M345 2013
Publisher:


The links between migration both internally and internationally and its effects have been increasing at regional and international policy levels. According to the official statistics from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), about 214 million people moved and worked abroad in 2010, compared with 150 million in 2000. It is worth noting that remittances transferred from migrants to their home country have increased by 3.5 times in the same period, estimated from USD 132 billion in 2000 to 440 billion in 2010, especially nearly 80% remittances sent by migrants to developing countries. This book consists of eight survey-based papers prepared by a team of contributing authors on various aspects and in an internationally collaborative effort. The aim of this book is to provide potential readers with a richer understanding of the current situation of migration, particularly from the developing world. Find out more (catalog link)
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Natural resources and the green economy : redefining the challenges for people, states and corporations / edited by Elena Blanco and Jona Razzaque.

Location: lax
Call #: K3478 .N38 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhofff Publishers,


Considering that natural resources or green capital are the drivers of globalisation, this book focuses on the link between investment, trade and natural resource management in the context of the growing economic inequalities between states. It argues that there is a need to pay attention to the environmental and social conflicts arising out of economic globalisation and the response of regulatory and institutional mechanisms to the challenges of rapid resource depletion. This book will allow the readers to get a better understanding of the overlapping legal regimes, disagreement and diversities of legal processes, and the benefits and risks associated with sustainable management of the natural resource sector. Find out more (catalog link)
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Nature's trust : environmental law for a new ecological age / Mary Christina Wood, University of Oregon, School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3775 .W589 2014
Publisher:


Environmental law has failed in its most basic purpose. Even as ecosystems collapse across the globe and climate crisis intensifies, environmental agencies worldwide use their authority to permit the very harm that statutes were passed to prevent. This book exposes the dysfunction of environmental law and offers a transformative approach based on the public trust doctrine. Find out more (catalog link)
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NEPA law and litigation.

Location: lax-nc
Call #: KF3775 .M372
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The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) introduced the environmental impact statement, transformed decision making by federal agencies, and spurred the growth of an extensive body of environmental law. This book takes a close look at the litigation of NEPA cases, including jurisdiction and related issues, standard and scope of judicial review, and the specific concerns of litigators. It identifies key NEPA issues and offers solutions to the challenges faced in practice, including climate change and its relationship to the NEPA process. Find out more (catalog link)

Oil and Gas Law in a Nutshell / by John S. Lowe.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF1850 .L68 2014
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This authoritative coverage focuses on the legal rules that govern the development of privately owned mineral rights, which often also apply to governmentally owned resources. Text covers topics such as the nature, protection, and conveying of oil and gas rights, leasing, and taxation. Find out more (catalog link)

Origins of international investment law : empire, environment and the safeguarding of capital / Kate Miles.

Location: lax
Call #: K3830 .M55 2013
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This title provides an exploration of the historical evolution of international investment law. Combining analyses in legal history, political narratives, and current controversies surrounding investment law and environmental protection objectives, this book engages scholars and students of international investment law, international legal history and critical legal theory. Find out more (catalog link)
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Principles of natural resources law / by Sandra B. Zellmer, Professor of Law and Robert B. Daugherty Chair, University of Nebraska College of Law; Jan G. Laitos, Professor of Law and John A. Carver, Jr. Chair in Natural resources and Environmental Law, Un

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF5505 .Z45 2014
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RCRA practice manual / Theodore L. Garrett, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3945 .R35 2013
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Regulating genetic resources : access and benefit sharing in international law / Charles Lawson.

Location: lax
Call #: K3611.G46 L39 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Money spent on regulating access and constructing and maintaining benefit-sharing arrangements with regard to environmental resources could instead be allocated to conservation and research, explains Lawson (law, Griffith U., Australia); and that's a very good reason for understanding their various conceptual bases and their efficacy. His study encompasses the Convention on Biological Diversity, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, and the World Health Organization's PIP Framework. The study is organized in chapters on Antarctica, outer space and planetary objects, seas and oceans, genetic resources within the jurisdiction of nation states, plant genetic resource for food and agriculture, and human pandemic influenza virus. Find out more (catalog link)
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Regulation and economics / edited by Roger van den Bergh, Professor of Law and Economics, Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands [and] Alessio M. Pacces, Professor of Law and Finance, Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University

Location: lax
Call #: K3840 .R4354 2012
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This comprehensive volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of regulatory economics and reviews the main theories, tools and domains of regulation. The book is divided into six parts: regulation in general; tools of regulation; social regulation; regulation of public utilities; regulation of non-natural-monopolies, and regulation of professions. Regulation and Economics begins with a valuable introductory chapter on the law and economics of regulation followed by 17 concise chapters on specific subjects in regulation including highly topical matters such as regulation of banking, finance and insurance; energy markets and telecommunications; environmental and risk regulation. Providing an overview of the most important insights in regulatory economics and providing a useful access point to the more specialized literature in this area, this unique book will particularly benefit students of law and economics, as well as academics and government officials of regulatory agencies. Find out more (catalog link)
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Religion, law, and the present water crisis / Richard A. Hughes.

Location: lax
Call #: K3496 .H84 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang,


This work documents current and impending global water shortages and opposes policies of commodification and privatization of water ownership by multinational water corporations. Find out more (catalog link)
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Research handbook on climate change adaptation law / edited by Jonathan Verschuuren, Professor of International and European Environmental Law, Tilburg Sustainability Center, Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.5 .R47 2013
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This handbook discusses the challenges brought about by the need to adapt to changing climate. It considers how adaptation is necessary to address impacts resulting from the warming of the Earth's atmosphere which is already unavoidable due to past emissions. Find out more (catalog link)
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Specially protected marine areas in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) : the regime for the protection of specific areas of the EEZ for environmental reasons under international law / Thomas Dux.

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1560 .D89 2011
Publisher: Lit ; Global [distributor] ; Transaction Publishers [distributor],


This thesis examines the question of what States are legally empowered to do under international law when they seek to protect certain areas of their Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). In this context, the regulation of shipping and other human activities under the Law of the Sea Convention and, in particular, the regime for special areas under Article 211(6) of the Convention are addressed. Global and regional instruments containing mechanisms to protect specific areas are discussed and relevant State practice is considered with a view to possible implications on customary international law. Finally, guidance is given as to what States can practically do to protect specific areas of their EEZ for environmental reason. Find out more (catalog link)

Transboundary river governance in the face of uncertainty : the Columbia River Treaty : a project of the Universities Consortium on Columbia River Governance / edited by Barbara Cosens.

Location: lax
Call #: KDZ642.C65 A3 2012
Publisher: Oregon State University Press,


The Columbia River Treaty, concluded in 1961 and ratified in 1964, split hydropower and flood control regulation of the river between Canada and the United States. Some of its provisions will expire in 2024, and either country must give ten years' notice of any desired alteration or termination. This book, with contributions from historians, geographers, environmental scientists, and other experts, is intended to facilitate conversation about the impending expiration. Find out more (catalog link)
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Transferable groundwater rights : integrating hydrogeology, law and economics / Andreas N. Charalambous.

Location: lax
Call #: K3496 .C48 2013
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The principle of Transferable Water Rights (TWR) is that by making water rights capable of being traded in the market, water resources can be used more sustainably and efficiently. Water would achieve its economic value, by switching from the high volume-low value irrigation, which is prevalent with many farmers, to low volume-high value urban supply or the growing of intensive horticultural or cash crops. However, sceptics point out that free markets do not usually best serve the environment, the poor and the conservation of resources. This book discusses TWR in their broader context. Find out more (catalog link)
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Victims of environmental harm : rights, recognition and redress under national and international law / Matthew Hall.

Location: lax
Call #: K5278 .H35 2013
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