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Court of appeals rules on ship construction contract dispute
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

"in the Brazilian legal framework there is no legal rule determining that the registration of the vessel construction contract with the respective Maritime Registration Office is a requirement for the validity thereof. The effect of its registration is ...more »

Huckster Propaganda: Voice of San Diego gets a taste of its own fact check
San Diego CityBEATFebruary 1, 2012

If in certain contexts it characterizes (and trumpets) advertising as a form of support, it should not turn around and deny that advertising is support. The claim is false. The question, however, is whether there are aggravating factors.more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Clean Energy Signs Joint Marketing Agreement with Navistar, Major Truck ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

We welcome the opportunity to work with Navistar to bring the benefits of clean, cost-effective, domestically-abundant natural gas fuel to the company's trucking customer base." "Natural gas has clearly emerged as the most realistic alternative fuel...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Single-atom transistor may help beat Moore's Law
Economic TimesFebruary 21, 2012

...Law by creating a working transistor using a single phosphorus atom. The atom was etched into a silicon bed with "gates" to control electrical flow and metallic contacts to apply voltage, researchers reported in the journal 'Nature Nanotechnology'.more »

Dumping & Disposing
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State dumps on litter bugs
Stock JournalFebruary 8, 2012

BY JOANNE FOSDIKE THE dumping of illegal or hazardous waste across South Australia will soon be targeted by a high level unit created within the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). State Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Minister Paul ...more »

Natural Resources
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State could see its first sanctioned wolf hunt
Twin Cities PlanetFebruary 2, 2012

By Bob Geiger, Session Weekly/Session Daily Up to 400 Minnesota wolves could be hunted or trapped late this year, if a wolf hunting season proposed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources becomes law. The House Environment, Energy and Natural ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Anderson Law Firm Celebrates 22 Years at Historic Office Building
SBWire (press release)February 14, 2012

In 1990, it was acquired by Attorney Timothy Anderson who converted it to office space to house his law firm. Most of the building's architectural elements, like its oak floors, working fireplaces, and 12' ceilings have been preserved or restored to ...more »

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Tarrytown Students Want Plastic-Bag Ban to Be Law
The Daily Sleepy HollowFebruary 3, 2012

Students in the Environmental Action Club have sent letters to village officials in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow pushing for a ban on plastic shopping bags. Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell visited the club on Thursday afternoon to discuss its proposed law...more »

Pest Control Law
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PCO Harris Remembered as a Mentor
PCT MagazineFebruary 2, 2012

The body of Lenny Harris, owner of U-Can-Trust Pest and Termite Service, was discovered on Jan. 26. ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The pest control industry and city of Alexandria, Va., lost a friend, mentor and activist with news that the body of Lenny Harris, ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Heirs' property group to honor Sanders
Charleston Post CourierFebruary 2, 2012

Sanders said the law has changed barely if at all since the '60s, but that he admires the work the Center for Heirs' Property Preservation does to help protect land owners. Sanders said he doesn't necessarily consider himself to be a champion for ...more »

Stage 1 burn ban issued for Pierce County at 4 pm today
Tacoma WeeklyFebruary 3, 2012

With stagnant conditions expected to continue through tomorrow, pollution levels could reach the "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" category at some locations. Clean Air Agency staff follow a protocol set by state law to determine when and where to issue ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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President Koroma presents at African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)
Sierra Express MediaFebruary 1, 2012

Mr. Chairman, it pleases me to inform this forum that mining in Sierra Leone is being guided by the new Minerals Act of 2009 and will be regulated by our robust Mining Regulations to be administered by the National Minerals Agency.more »

Public Utilities
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Clallam Public Utility District gives nod on renewable-energy bills
Peninsula DailyFebruary 1, 2012

The PUD has an interest in the legislation because of requirements in the Washington Energy Independence Act, which 52 percent of voters approved in 2006 as Initiative 937. The state law requires utilities such as the Clallam County PUD with more than ...more »


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