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Category Archives: Hot Topics 2013

Speaking for the Trees: Recognizing Nature’s Rights in Vermont

This video file was recorded on July 11, 2013. Linda Sheehan, Earth Law Center, and Stephen Marx, VT resident Vermont’s Town Meeting Day has brought residents together for over 200 years. This year, three towns took up measures to urge the Legislature to amend Vermont’s Constitution to recognize the “inherent and unalienable rights” of the […]

Law as a Framework for Climate Change Adaptation

This video file was recorded on July 18, 2013. Victor B. Flatt, University of North Carolina School of Law and 2013 VLS Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar Many scholars look at climate change adaptation through the lens of natural resources and making law more resilient, but adaptation applies to multiple sectors. Law itself can serve as […]

The Supreme Court and Water Compacts

This video file was recorded on July 9, 2013. Jeremy Jacobs, Greenwire reporter and 2013 VLS Media Fellow The Supreme Court has waded into a decade-long feud between Texas and Oklahoma over whether the Lone Star State has a right to water in southeastern Oklahoma under the Red River Compact. The case is important to the […]

Sustainable Food Systems, Ocean Fish Stocks, and Mariculture

This video file was recorded on June 27, 2013. Robin Kundis Craig, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law and 2013 VLS Distinguished Agriculture and Food Systems Law Scholar The role of the oceans in creating sustainable food systems is often neglected, even though several recent reports question whether fish will continue to be […]