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The Major Food Waste Problem You Haven’t Heard About

Huffington Post
June 7, 2017

Food waste has gotten a lot of attention lately, and rightly so. In the United States, we trash up to 40 percent of our post-harvest food supply. But there’s another, more insidious form of waste that plagues our food system—and it’s baked right in. We devote more than 100 million acres of U.S. land to growing crops that don’t contribute efficiently to our food system and in some cases pose an outright threat to our health and the environment. Federal agriculture policies have a powerful impact on decisions made at the farm level.

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Ayden native wins coveted wetlands research award

June 2, 2017

A Pitt County native and East Carolina University graduate now living and teaching in Louisiana became ECU’s second alumnus to receive a prestigious national award for his work in wetlands research. On May 18, Robert Twilley of Ayden was presented the 2017 Science Research Award, one of the five Environmental Law Institute National Wetlands Awards presented at the U.S. Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C.

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Trump: U.S. Will Exit Paris Climate Accord

Environment News Service
June 2, 2017

President Donald Trump has decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on Climate, signed by 195 nations and formally joined by 147 of them, including the United States. The United States now joins Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations in the world not supporting the accord, reached in 2015 at the United Nations annual climate summit in Paris.

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Trump Expected to Pull Out of Paris Climate Deal

Earth Island Journal
May 31, 2017

Move would be 'a foolish mistake,' say environmentalists. If White House sources are to be trusted, it appears that Donald Trump is all set to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement. The long-expected move by a president who has called global warming a hoax created by the Chinese is sure to further worsen the United States’ relationship with its allies.

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KM and the environment: Water management uses analytics, big data and collaboration to handle complexity

KM World
May 31, 2017

The number of sensors collecting environmental data is growing rapidly, and the collected data offers the potential for a wealth of insights. The Environmental Law Institute provides a sampling of big data projects in its report “Big Data and Environmental Protection: An Initial Survey of Public and Private Initiatives.”

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Can He Do That? Trump's Executive Order on the Outer Continental Shelf

May 24, 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist Jay Austin of the Environmental Law Institute discusses President Trump's recent executive order concerning offshore drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf.

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Improved WOTUS Rule Should Bring Stability, Panelist Says

May 23, 2017

Speakers at the Environmental Law Institute’s National Wetlands Awards panel discussion May 17 know there are challenges ahead as the Trump administration launches its efforts to fix the flawed Obama-era “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule, including how it may affect wetlands mitigation banks.

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Partners identify resources for landowners in the path of marsh migration

North Atlantic LCC
May 15, 2017

With support from Hurricane Sandy funding, Delaware is developing outreach strategies to help concentrate efforts and funding around hot spots for marsh migration to minimize impacts on coastal communities and agricultural producers...In December 2016, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the Mid Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) released a report that provides a comprehensive look at wetland prioritization activities and tools -- from vulnerability mapping to policies that support living shorelines -- in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, to give prac

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New Tool to Help Planners Talk About Water Demand

Next City
May 12, 2017

No matter how efficient a new development may be, growth always comes at a price, with increased demand for water one of the more tangible costs. In areas already experiencing water scarcity, it’s also potentially one of the biggest challenges to long-term sustainability.That’s why the Alliance for Water Efficiency, Environmental Law Institute, and River Network recently released a tool to help communities plan for water-neutral growth.

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Reporters Look Under Regulatory Hood at Dallas Workshop

May 2, 2017

In short, Trump’s administration can better protect against losses in court if the agencies seek to enact watered-down regulations that look like actual regulations, rather than trying to opt out of regulation altogether. During one roundtable, for instance, Scott Fulton, president of the Environmental Law Institute, said among developments to watch closely would be the Trump administration’s effectiveness and speed of response to any significant environmental crises (think BP oil spill).

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