This week in legal news

Here are some highlights from the week: Washington’s legalization of marijuana went into effect, but the federal government might be challenging it.  And the UN is encouraging the challenge. Washington started giving out marriage licenses on Thursday to same sex couples! And the first…

Water Wednesday

Catching up on my news reading and here are some interesting articles on water and climate change, for #WaterWednesday on Twitter. Rising Seas, Vanishing Coastlines and Is This the End?  Both are commentaries on climate change and its anticipated effects from the NY Times Sunday Review….

Wednesday’s Water News — UPDATED

It’s Wednesday, humpday, and the day we celebrate water on the internet — tweeting about #waterwednesday. In today’s water news, the Portland City Council is voting on the controversial decision to fluoridate Portland’s water.  Portland is the nation’s biggest city without fluoride.  UPDATE: The…

environmental news

Svitlana Kravchenko was a top environmental lawyer and professor at the University of Oregon School of Law.  She is the posthumous recipient of Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy from the American Bar Association.  Read more here. New Jersey Supreme Court…

Learning more about China

When I was in first grade, I participated in a program that included learning Chinese.  It was not an intense program nor was it lengthy, so I didn’t learn that much.  And I can only remember how to count to 3.  But I think…

It’s that time of year

I am excited because the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) is next week! It is a fantastic conference with over 100 panels on a variety of topics. And a reunion of students, alumni, lawyers and activists. And I don’t just say this because…