Environmental lawyer and social entrepreneur James Thornton, the founder and CEO of ClientEarth, delivered a November 14 lecture in Washington, D.C., on how lawyers throughout the world are taking action to protect the environment. His lecture was the eighth Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture on the Rule of Law hosted by the Salzburg Global … [Read more...] about Can Lawyers Save the Planet?
On October 4, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 ran the first-ever commercial flight using LanzaTech’s waste-to-ethanol technology. Using flue gas from carbon-intensive industrial processes, such as steel mills, U.S.-based LanzaTech is able to create a jet fuel that has a 70 percent lower carbon footprint as compared to traditional fossil-based jet … [Read more...] about Virgin Atlantic Flies First Transatlantic Flight Fueled by Recycled Carbon
Recent reports have underscored the enormity of the global plastic waste issue. There are 9.2 billion tons of plastic waste in the environment and an additional 500 tons of plastics are produced annually. Of this, 40 percent is considered single-use plastic, and only 9 percent of all plastics are recycled in the United States. A growing … [Read more...] about Can the Bioeconomy Help Combat Plastic Waste?
The UK government says its environment and energy rules will remain in step with the EU’s even if it makes a hard, no-deal exit next year. Time, however, is running short. In a batch of papers released on Thursday, the department for exiting the EU detailed how it is preparing for a possible crash Brexit on 29 March — while … [Read more...] about United Kingdom Offers Green Assurances For No-Deal Brexit