Laws & Regulations

Flood-Resistant Building Construction an Overlooked Environmental Story

Recent images of flooded-out homes are a potent reminder to environmental reporters that where and how houses are built are major factors in how they will survive increasingly common extreme weather-related flooding. The latest TipSheet takes a look at how construction and zoning codes play a role, with story ideas and resources to cover the issue in your region.

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September 21, 2021 to September 22, 2021

1st Annual Conference on Carbon Removal Law & Policy

Join the Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy at American University, online, for the 1st Annual Conference on Carbon Removal Law & Policy. The focus of the inaugural conference will be on ocean-based carbon removal options and the role of law and policy in research and potential deployment.


Judge Rebuffs Red States' Challenge To Biden's 'Social Costs' Of Carbon

"A federal judge rejected a challenge from 12 states with Republican attorneys general that attempted to block the Biden administration from using certain figures to calculate the climate benefits of rules it puts forward, known as the "social costs" of greenhouse gases."

Source: The Hill, 09/01/2021

"US Climate Envoy In Japan To Push Efforts To Cut Emissions"

"U.S. climate envoy John Kerry met in Tokyo on Tuesday with Japan’s top diplomat to push efforts to fight climate change ahead of a United Nations conference in November. Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi highlighted what he said was the importance of getting other major carbon emitters, especially China, to cooperate."

Source: AP, 08/31/2021


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