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Toward Data-Driven Environmentalism: The Environmental Sustainability Index

Too often environmental debates turn on rhetoric and emotion rather than carefully considered data and analysis.1 Firmer factual foundations and a higher degree of analytic rigor would help to narrow the range...

International Environmental Impact Assessment: A Case Study in Implementation

This paper aims to facilitate discussion about specific reform proposals for Ukraine by illustrating the basic components of environmental impact assessment (EIA) with comparative analysis and recent developments from other countries'...

Challenges to Humanity's Health: The Contributions of International Environmental Law to National and Global Public Health

In the past 30 years, international environmental law has grown from an obscure field to one of the most dynamic and important areas in contemporary international law. The growth in the significance of international environmental law...

Legitimacy, Trust and the Environmental Agenda: Lessons From Armenia

Lake Sevan is land-locked Armenia's chief water resource. The largest alpine lake in the Caucasus, Lake Sevan's catchment basin is one-sixth of Armenia's total geography. Almost one-half of the fish for the kitchens of Armenia come from...

The Tisza Cyanide Disaster and International Law

Just under 14 years ago, at a few minutes after midnight on Halloween, a fire broke out in Sandoz Warehouse 956 in Schweizerhalle, near Basel, Switzerland. The fire and subsequent fire-fighting efforts resulted in the discharge of 1,351...

The Coral Reef Task Force: Protecting the Environment Through Executive Order

Coral reefs are some of the most biologically diverse and economically productive ecosystems in the world, and there are approximately 4.2 million acres of coral reefs within the jurisdiction of the United States,1...

The Annihilation of Sea Turtles: World Trade Organization Intransigence and U.S. Equivocation

In the case of United States-Import Prohibition of Certain Shrimp and Shrimp Products (US-Shrimp),1 the Appellate Body of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade's (GATT's) World Trade...

European Community: Product-Related Regulation and Liability

Editors' Summary: This Article is the third and final installment of a survey of European Community (EC) environmental law. The first Article, which was published in the September 1998 edition of ELR's News & Analysis...

National Incentives to Protect Natural Resources: Preserving Their Place in International Trade

Editors' Summary: In environmental economics, the concept of negative externalities refers to the costs of adverse environmental effects that result from resource extracting and industrial activities and that are borne by the public...

European Community Environmental Law: Environmental Legislation

Editors' Summary: This Article is the second of three parts of a discussion of environmental law in the European Community. The first Article, which was published in the September 1998 edition of ELR's News & Analysis, ...