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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Cell Phones, China, and Corporate Responsibility in a Global Economy

This MP3 was recorded on Tuesday, July 29, 2008. Jacob Park Sustainable business specialist Jacob Park will examine the corporate environmental and social responsibility dimensions of the cell phone industry in China. This is part of a multiyear “Business and Environmental Value Opportunities in the Global Supply Chain of China’s Information and Communication Technology Industry” […]

Which Path Will the Dragon Take––Green or Grey?: The Latest Developments in China’s Environmental Governance

This MP3 was recorded on Tuesday, July 22, 2008. Tseming Yang and Jingjing Liu In February, China’s water pollution law was amended to impose much tougher penalties, including language suggesting potential citizen suits. In March, the State Environmental Protection Administration became the Ministry of Environmental Protection, achieving full cabinet rank for the first time. What […]

Conservation Easement Enforcement: Protection for Perpetuity

This MP3 was recorded on Thursday, July 17, 2008. Jessica Jay Why enforce conservation easements? When does easement enforcement begin? What types of violations are occurring? Who is violating and who is enforcing easements? How do you enforce a conservation easement? An examination of the permanence of land conservation through the lens of legal challenges […]

Covering the Environment in the Lone Star State

This MP3 was recorded on Wednesday, July 16, 2008. Asher Price Competing claims about global warming; warring words over development and water quality; spin and alarm about nuclear power…how does a journalist cut through claims by dueling scientists and steer readers to the truth behind all the sniping? And in a state like Texas, how […]

The Economic Dynamics of Climate Change

This MP3 was recorded on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. David Driesen This lecture explains how an economic dynamic approach can help us address global climate change. This approach produces a positive economic dynamic fostering the innovations necessary for long term progress on the issue. It offers an alternative to the traditional emphasis on static efficiency […]

The Killing Fields: Reducing Casualties in the Battle Between Endangered Species and Pesticide Law

The following MP3 was recorded on Thursday, July 10, 2008. Mary Jane Angelo In the battle of conflicting goals and standards among the U.S. species protection laws and U.S. pesticide law, the unwitting casualties are the millions of birds, fish, andother species killed, and the hundreds of species at risk of extinction. Legislative reform seeks […]

Saws and Effect: The Terrifying Juggernaut of Illegal Logging

The following MP3 was recorded on Tuesday, July 8, 2008. Robert Anderson Widespread illegal logging in developing countries destroys habitat, affects climate, and feeds a multibillion dollar annual transnational trade in contraband wood. We will discuss current legislative, NGO, and business efforts in the U.S. and abroad to address this environmental crisis. Anderson’s views do […]

New England’s Fragile Coastal Ecology

The following MP3 was recorded on Thursday, June 26, 2008. Amy Quinton Tidal marshes provide habitat and food for fish, crabs, mussels, and shore birds. They play a vital role in buffering the shore against flooding and storms. While they are one of the most productive ecosystems on earth, they’re also constantly threatened by development, […]

Emerging Applications of the Public Trust Doctrine: Groundwater and Beyond

The following MP3 was recorded on Tuesday, June 24, 2008. Jack Tuholske While the Public Trust Doctrine (PTD) was traditionally applied to tidelands, seashores, and the bed and banks of surface waters, more recent applications have focused on the water resource itself. The PTD is rooted in protecting common resources. Groundwater is a vital and […]