March 17, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The environmental advocacy organization Greenpeace International on Monday filed a lawsuit against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of the Arctic 30, a group of Greenpeace activists who spent two months in a Russian jail following a peaceful protest against drilling in the ...[read more]
November 26, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A New Zealand High Court judge on Tuesday held that two Kiribati citizens, could not be granted refugee status based on the effects of climate change on Kiribati. Ioane Teitiota and his wife moved to New Zealand from the island nation of Kiribati in 2007 and had three children born in New Zealand. ...[read more]
November 18, 2013
by Max Slater
A Russian court on Monday refused to release one of 30 activists for Greenpeace International who were detained in September while trying to board an oil rig. Russian authorities arrested the Greenpeace activists in September for attempting to scale an oil platform owned by a Russian energy ...[read more]
November 3, 2013
by Julie Deisher
President Barack Obama on Friday established by Executive Order a Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. The task force, with members including state, local and tribal officials and executive agencies, is to advise the federal government on how to respond to the impacts of climate ...[read more]
October 22, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The Dutch government on Monday asked the UN-backed International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) to order Russia to return a ship used by Greenpeace International and the activists who were arrested on board the ship. The ship had been used to stage a protest over oil drilling. The 28 ...[read more]
June 7, 2013
by G. Redd
Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated Friday that the Singapore government's new licensing requirements for news sources impinges on free speech. By placing a registration fee on sources that meet threshold levels of Internet traffic, HRW believes the government will have an undue level of power in ...[read more]
February 20, 2013
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnists Joseph Otis Minott and Jay Duffy of the Clean Air Council argue that rather than being a bridge to a renewable energy future, natural gas may not deliver promised climate benefits...Many have advocated the transition from a coal-based to a natural gas-based energy ...[read more]
June 30, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On June 30, 2011, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia upheld a 2008 decision by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to list polar bears as "threatened" on the endangered species list because of melting polar ice caps caused by climate change. Environmental groups and the ...[read more]
June 20, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 20, 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled in the case of American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, deciding that there is no standing for claims made under federal common law of nuisance relating to the contribution to climate by electric utilities. The case involved land trusts, power ...[read more]
June 15, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A judge for the Albany County State Supreme Court in New York on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging New York's membership in the multi-state climate pact, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The judge dismissed the case because it was filed too late and it failed to state ...[read more]

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