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International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

As a result, during 2011 a number of amendments were introduced to the employment framework. Significant legislation affecting employers introduced in 2011 included the following. Enacted on September 19 2011 by the National Council of Employment, ...more »

Local charity drops Catholic affiliation, will place kids with couples in ...
WPSD Local 6February 1, 2012

In June, Illinois lawmakers made it legal for same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, meaning they have the same rights as married couples. That includes the ability to become foster parents. With the new law came the stipulation that any ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Report: Fewer businesses in Consumers Energy's territory buying power from ...
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - MLive.comFebruary 2, 2012

When the law was enacted in October 2008, 3 percent of Consumers' customers were buying from alternative providers. Ten months later, that figure hit the 10 percent cap. The number of choice customers in Consumers Energy's service territory was 1069 in ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Single-atom transistor is end of Moore's Law; may be beginning of quantum ...
Nanowerk LLCFebruary 20, 2012

19) in a paper in the journal Nature Nanotechnology ("A single-atom transistor"). A controllable transistor engineered from a single phosphorus atom has been developed by researchers at the University of New South Wales, Purdue University and the ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Danny Westneat: 2 ounces of oil create ton of trouble
The Seattle TimesFebruary 1, 2012

Both state and federal agencies are going after Pete Knutson, a local salmon fisherman and environmental activist, because his fishing boat leaked a little oil into Shilshole Bay last fall. No comments have been posted to this article.more »

Natural Resources
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Legal Jobs: Time to retool legal education
Financial PostFebruary 1, 2012

Legal practice is changing and clients, especially multinational corporations, expect bigger picture thinking and strategic advice." By Mary Teresa Bitti The biggest complaint from employers about legal education today is that new graduates are unable ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Coral Gables officials explain silence on Matheson Hammock project
MiamiHerald.comFebruary 14, 2012

Next, the application undergoes review by the city's planning board and historic preservation board. If the application passes these boards, then it must undergo two public votes of the city commission. Also at Tuesday's meeting, Commissioner Ralph ...more »

Floodplain
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UC Irvine Law Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources Presents ...
Business Wire (press release)February 3, 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE)--UC Irvine School of Law's Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources presents its inaugural lecture by Prof. Richard Lazarus on the gulf oil spill. WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, with reception to follow.more »

Pest Control Law
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Seoul proposes inter-Korean talks on pest control at tombs
The Korea HeraldFebruary 8, 2012

By Kim Yoon-mi The South Korean government has proposed to North Korea that working-level inter-Korean talks be held on pest control at ancient tombs located in the North, a source said Wednesday. The complex of Goguryeo tombs, located in Pyongyang and ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Preserving rental income streams: the end of grandfathering provisions
International Law OfficeFebruary 2, 2012

In the current economic climate, the preservation and maximisation of rental income continues to be crucial as capital values of investment properties achieve slow growth. Under the Goods and Services Tax (Jersey) Law 2007, a landlord of commercial ...more »

WA Senate approves bill to legalize gay marriage
KOAM-TVFebruary 2, 2012

AP National News Video More>> Calif. poised to vote on new regs to cut auto pollution and increase zero-emission vehicles More>> By RACHEL LA CORTE Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Senate has passed a bill to legalize ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Guam Solid Waste Authority launches new website
Pacific Daily NewsFebruary 5, 2012

The website is dedicated to providing information about the services offered by the Guam Solid Waste Authority, including Residential Trash Services; Residential Transfer Stations; Household Hazardous Waste Facility; Bulky and Metallic Waste ...more »

Public Utilities
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'Sim Card Registration Inline With the Constitution'.
AllAfrica.comFebruary 2, 2012

By Omar Wally, 2 February 2012 The deputy director, Legal Licensing and Enforcement at Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has said that sim card registration is inline with the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia.more »

Minerals & Mining
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Canadian miner suspends Paraguay gold operations
BusinessWeekFebruary 2, 2012

Rather than help protect the mine, local authorities have encouraged these renegade efforts, the subsidiary of Toronto-based Latin American Minerals Inc. said in a statement. Latin American Minerals Paraguay SA, known as LAMPA, said it is closing its ...more »

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