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Northern Ireland report: Statistically the future is Catholic and female
Belfast TelegraphMarch 1, 2012

Both dissident republicans and loyalists who have turned to crime look likely to continue to operate. The dissidents have a far lower capacity than the IRA enjoyed at any point in their campaign but they have no political exit strategy.more »

Court rules on enforcement of foreign arbitral award
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The arbitration clause in the contract provided that if the defendant was the complainant in the dispute, the dispute was to be referred for final resolution to the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Media inquiry: be careful what you wish for
ABC OnlineMarch 4, 2012

An impressive distillation of legal, philosophical and media scholarship (compulsory reading for journalism students) and worthy recommendations for simpler codes and more sensitivity to the needs of the vulnerable are overshadowed by the proposal that ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Next generation circuitry: Here come the metatronics
spectroscopyNOW.comMarch 1, 2012

As circuitry shrinks, following the roadmaps of the microelectronics industry and the notion of Moore's Law, which is more of a plan of attack than a physical rule governing the industry, it is time the humble electron make way for its lighter cousin, ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Pollution concerns raised over sinking of Navy warships
Honolulu Star-AdvertiserMarch 4, 2012

The Navy defended its cleaning and inventory process, saying it removes all liquid PCBs, thousands of gallons of fuel, mercury from instruments and other pollutants. "The Sinkex program provides numerous benefits to the Navy by making target vessels ...more »

Natural Resources
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Obama fights Carter tag on energy - Delivers another energy address today ...
PoliticoMarch 1, 2012

The president's speech will hit familiar themes, touting expanded oil and gas production while repeating his push for efficient and alternative vehicles and fuels. And finally, a White House official says, he will call for a repeal of provisions of the ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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State must modernize OPRA law
Vineland Daily JournalMarch 10, 2012

... being referred to by Statehouse Democrats as both an “overhaul and modernization” of the existing laws in the Garden State. Now that they have been approved this week by the State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee, ...more »

Floodplain
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S.C. Legislature overrides Haley veto, cancels deepening permit
Savannah Morning NewsMarch 4, 2012

A DHEC spokesman has declined to comment on the dispute, citing pending legislation in the SC Administrative Law Court leveled by the state Maritime Commission and environmental groups represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center.more »

Pest Control Law
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2012 Annual Wildlife Expo In Atlanta Showcases Smart Tech Improvements
Danbury News TimesMarch 1, 2012

Moran indicated that remote trap monitoring technology and systems is a “Game Changer” for the wildlife and pest control industries, allowing operators to work smarter and quicker while reducing costs. Wireless network coverage is expanding and ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Paxson Slams Howe's Committee Proposal
Patch.comMarch 2, 2012

Howe told supporters Thursday night that he thought City Council was violating open-meeting laws when it went into closed session to discuss portions of the Arcadis report that heavily influenced the majority's decision. Paxson said he would have ...more »

BP Spill Trial Starts Amid Settlement Pressure
BusinessWeekMarch 2, 2012

Carl Tobias, who teaches product-liability and mass-tort law at the University of Richmond in Virginia, said he wouldn't be surprised to see the case resolved “on the courthouse steps.” One reason that government and plaintiffs' lawyers haven't agreed ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Household Hazardous Waste Program Set To Start
Patch.comMarch 1, 2012

The Counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia have again joined forces to collect household hazardous waste and electronics through 30+ collection sites in the five county region for 2012. In an effort to increase services, ...more »

Public Utilities
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Governor signs law prohibiting public utilities using eminent domain for ...
The RepublicMarch 5, 2012

John Lynch's approval of a law restricting its use. The new measures, signed into law by Lynch on Monday, prohibit public utilities from using eminent domain for projects not directly related to New Hampshire power needs, such as Northern Pass.more »

Minerals & Mining
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African Rainbow Minerals, Amplats Offered Property Near Modikwa Mine -Source
Fox BusinessMarch 2, 2012

Nkwe said in mid-February that South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources had granted it mining rights over the Hoepakrantz, Garatau and DeKom properties. In response, ARM Chief Executive Andre Wilkens said the company would continue litigation to ...more »

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