What Can Animal Law Learn from Environmental Law?

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Author: Randall S. Abate

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781585761760

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Page: 496

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"When either animalists or environmentalists get together and talk about "issues" that are important to them, there is almost no overlap in the topics. There is always the common point, that some humans or corporations are causing the harms they are concerned about, but that is not particularly helpful to solving problems. So the groups go about their good work without reaching out to others, as they seldom share priorities in a world of limited resources."--From the foreword by David S. Favre, Professor of Law & The Nancy Heathcote Professor of Property and Animal Law, Michigan State University College of Law This edited volume by Professor Randall S. Abate of Florida A&M University College of Law presents a collection of 17 chapters in an attempt to fill the gap--as illustrated above--between the complex legal issues that matter most to environmental law and animal law movements. Environmental law has a longer history and is more established than its animal law counterpart with intricate layers of international, federal, state, and local laws. Animal law currently faces many of the legal and strategic challenges that environmental law faced in seeking to establish a more secure foothold in U.S. and international law and, as such, stands to gain valuable insights from the lessons of the environmental law movement's experience in confronting those challenges. These chapters compare the very different trajectories of the regulatory history of both movements, examining the legal intersections that may exist across them. Prof. Abate draws on the talents of 22 experts in their fields from academia, non-profits, and the legal profession to examine the ways in which animal rights and welfare law can benefit from environmental law. The chapters address various contexts and perspectives from U.S. law, foreign domestic law, and international law on substantive issues including climate change, international trade and the environment, concentrated animal feeding operations, invasive species, lead pollution, and fisheries management, and procedural issues including standing and damages. The book concludes with two chapters that offer a vision for the future regarding how animal law can learn from environmental law and how the two movements can better coordinate their common objectives. Reviews: "This is a path-breaking collection of thoughtful essays on the relationship between traditional environmental law and the emerging law of animal rights and welfare. Indeed these closely reasoned accounts show how intertwined are the strands of law that comprise these seemingly disparate fields. In a human dominated world the book is a useful reminder that hubris can lead to catastrophe for all forms of life on earth."--Patrick Parenteau, Professor of Law, Senior Counsel Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Vermont Law School "Professor Abate's book is an extremely valuable contribution. It's an excellent compendium of environmental laws and treaties pertinent to animal welfare, as well as lessons that the more developed field of environmental law may present for the emerging field of animal law."--Dr. Wil Burns Co-Executive Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment and Chair, Environmental Law Section of the International Law Association "This book contains a valuable, well-written, and incisive collection of essays by outstanding experts in the fields of environmental and animal law. It deserves a place on the bookshelves of all animal rights and environmental law attorneys and anyone else who believes that our natural surroundings, and the living creatures which inhabit it, deserve to be valued and protected."--Joel Mintz, Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center "Always up for a challenge, Professor Abate has gathered together an impressive group of Animal Law experts and asked them to climb a very steep mountai

The Best 117 Law Schools

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Author: Eric Owens,Princeton Review (Firm)

Publisher: The Princeton Review

ISBN: 9780375764196

Category: Law

Page: 410

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"Our Best 357 Colleges is the best-selling college guide on the market because it is the voice of the students. Now we let graduate students speak for themselves, too, in these brand-new guides for selecting the ideal business, law, medical, or arts and humanities graduate school. It includes detailed profiles; rankings based on student surveys, like those made popular by our Best 357 Colleges guide; as well as student quotes about classes, professors, the social scene, and more. Plus we cover the ins and outs of admissions and financial aid. Each guide also includes an index of all schools with the most pertinent facts, such as contact information. And we've topped it all off with our school-says section where participating schools can talk back by providing their own profiles. It's a whole new way to find the perfect match in a graduate school."

Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals

Human Perceptions, Attitudes and Approaches to Management

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Author: Ian D. Rotherham,Robert A. Lambert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134061951

Category: Science

Page: 392

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There have been many well-publicized cases of invasive species of plants and animals, often introduced unintentionally but sometimes on purpose, causing widespread ecological havoc. Examples of such alien invasions include pernicious weeds such as Japanese knotweed, an introduced garden ornamental which can grow through concrete, the water hyacinth which has choked tropical waterways, and many introduced animals which have out-competed and displaced local fauna. This book addresses the broader context of invasive and exotic species, in terms of the perceived threats and environmental concerns which surround alien species and ecological invasions. As a result of unprecedented scales of environmental change, combined with rapid globalisation, the mixing of cultures and diversity, and fears over biosecurity and bioterrorism, the known impacts of particular invasions have been catastrophic. However, as several chapters show, reactions to some exotic species, and the justifications for interventions in certain situations, including biological control by introduced natural enemies, rest uncomfortably with social reactions to ethnic cleansing and persecution perpetrated across the globe. The role of democracy in deciding and determining environmental policy is another emerging issue. In an increasingly multicultural society this raises huge questions of ethics and choice. At the same time, in order to redress major ecological losses, the science of reintroduction of native species has also come to the fore, and is widely accepted by many in nature conservation. However, with questions of where and when, and with what species or even species analogues, reintroductions are acceptable, the topic is hotly debated. Again, it is shown that many decisions are based on values and perceptions rather than objective science. Including a wide range of case studies from around the world, his book raises critical issues to stimulate a much wider debate.

Green Collar Jobs

Environmental Careers for the 21st Century

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Author: Scott M. Deitche

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313380147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

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This is a comprehensive yet practical guide for job seekers looking for green career opportunities. * Provides original insights and advice from professionals in green career fields * Includes web addresses for associations, discussion groups, job boards, and companies in each chapter * Lists relevant job sites and online references

Global Environmental Change and Innovation in International Law

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Author: Neil Craik,Cameron S. G. Jefferies,Sara L. Seck,Tim Stephens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108423442

Category: Law

Page: 300

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Explores normative and institutional innovation in international law as a response to the challenges to global order posed by rapid environmental change.

Environmental Law Reporter

A Project of the Environmental Law Institute

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Environmental law

Page: N.A

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Halting the Invasion

State Tools for Invasive Species Management

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Author: Environmental Law Institute

Publisher: Environmental Law Institute

ISBN: 9781585760428

Category: Biodiversity conservation

Page: 112

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Best 170 Law Schools

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Author: John Owens,Julie Doherty

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 9780375766282

Category: Law

Page: 474

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Provides a detailed overview of 170 of the finest law schools across North America, including information on each school's academic program, competitiveness, financial aid, admissions requirements, and social scenes. Original. 12,500 first printing.

Research Methods in Environmental Law

A Handbook

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Author: Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos,Victoria Brooks

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784712574

Category:

Page: 608

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This timely Handbook brings innovative, free-thinking and radical approaches to research methods in environmental law. With a comprehensive approach it brings together key concepts such as sustainability, climate change, activism, education and Actor-Network Theory. It considers how the Anthropocene subjects environmental law to critique, and to the needs of the variety of bodies, human and non-human, that require its protection. This much-needed book provides a theoretically informed analysis of methodological approaches in the discipline, such as constitutional analysis, rights-based approaches, spatial/geographical analysis, immersive methodologies and autoethnography, which will aid in the practical critique and re-imagining of Environmental Law.

REA's Authoritative Guide to Law Schools

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Author: Research and Education Association

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780878914784

Category: Law

Page: 482

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This comprehensive guide includes all the facts necessary to make informed decisions about where to apply and what to expect in law school. Official profiles of every accredited U.S. And Canadian law school, as well as many nonaccredited schools, are presented in clear, easy-to-read formats. Special sections offer in-depth advice on how to finance your law school education, how to evaluate your admission chances at different schools, and what types of law school programs are available. A pre-law advisor answers the most frequently-asked questions. In a separate essay, a law school student gives a personal account of the admission process and experiences in the first year of law school.

Das Kyoto-Protokoll

Internationale Klimapolitik für das 21. Jahrhundert

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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.

Energy Law and Sustainable Development

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Author: Adrian J. Bradbrook,Richard Lawrence Ottinger

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831707269

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 231

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Energy has recently emerged at the forefront of sustainable development. The United Nations Development Programmefs World Energy Assessment (2000) linked energy and most of the ills of modern society in both developed and developing countries. The World Summit on Sustainable Development selected energy as one of its five major agenda issues, devising a Plan of Implementation emphasising the role of energy in eradicating poverty. That same plan calls for the establishment of policy and regulatory frameworks to promote the development and dissemination of alternative energy technologies. This ground-breaking publication should serve as an invaluable tool to facilitate the understanding of the relationship between energy law and sustainable development.

12,000 Canaries Can’t Be Wrong

What’s Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It

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Author: John Molot

Publisher: ECW/ORIM

ISBN: 1770905634

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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A doctor explains how our environment affects our health, with a nine-step plan to help with fibromyalgia, IBS, and other conditions. In the old days, canaries were used to detect carbon monoxide in coal mines. Today, countless people suffer due to toxins and chemicals that surround us in the modern world, and Dr. John Molot, over the decades, has seen more than twelve thousand patients with environmentally linked illnesses. In this book, Molot explains how the environment contributes to the development and progression of many common conditions and illnesses, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and other pain disorders, chemical sensitivity, irritable bowel syndrome, allergies and asthma, diabetes, autistic spectrum disorder, and even obesity—and offers an action plan that will make a positive difference to our health, and to the health of our children. “Compelling and well-written, this is a solidly researched, detailed explanation of the causes and effects of numerous modern health issues . . . It’s possible to skip straight to the treatment plan, but it would be a shame, considering how persuasive, fascinating, and often mind-blowing Molot’s case is.” —Publishers Weekly

The Lizard King

The True Crimes and Passions of the World's Greatest Reptile Smugglers

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Author: Bryan Christy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 044653790X

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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Imagine The Sopranos, with snakes! The Lizard King is a fascinating account of a father and son family business suspected of smuggling reptiles, and the federal agent who tried to take them down. When Bryan Christy began to investigate the world of reptile smuggling, he had no idea what he would be in for. In the course of his research, he was bitten between the eyes by a blood python, chased by a mother alligator, and sprayed by a bird-eating tarantula. But perhaps more dangerous was coming face to face with Michael J. Van Nostrand, owner of Strictly Reptiles, a thriving family business in Hollywood, Florida. Van Nostrand imports as many as 300,000 iguanas each year (over half the total of America's most popular imported reptile), as well as hundreds of thousands of snakes, lizards, frogs, spiders, and scorpions. Van Nostrand was suspected of being a reptile smuggler by Special Agent Chip Bepler of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who devoted years of his life in an obsessive quest to expose The Lizard King's cold-blooded crimes. How this cat-and-mouse game ended is engrossing and surprising.

Environmental Law

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Author: William H. Rodgers

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1158

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This authoritative coverage of environmental law presents a broad perspective and a critical appraisal of recent developments. Dependable predictions for the future are listed as well. Text provides analyses of federal environmental statutes, regulations, and policies plus citations to court decisions explaining these laws.