ELAW E-Bulletin Archive

  • 09 September, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    ELAW is helping lawyers around the world protect communities and the environment, and they need help from scientists.

  • 03 September, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    A long-fought battle to protect the water supply of Mehdiganj was won last week when Coca-Cola abandoned its newly built, expanded bottling plant near Varanasi, India.

  • 28 August, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    Congratulations to ELAW advocate Alejandra Serrano and her team at the Mexican Environmental Law Center for their work defending communities and Mexico's Riviera Maya!

  • 20 August, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Status of Crimea's Natural Reserves Uncertain Eugene, OR, August 20, 2014 -- Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide partners in Ukraine are concerned about the fate of protected natural areas in Crimea. "The status of Charivna Havan National Park, Yalta Mountain Forest Reserve, Cape Martyan Reserve, and three other natural reserves are uncertain," says Olena Kravchenko, Executive Director of Environment-People-Law, based in Lviv, Ukraine.

  • 18 August, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    The Nicaraguan government has revealed the route for a canal it plans to build across the country with help from a Hong Kong-based company.
    The proposed canal would stretch 173 miles, about three times the length of the Panama Canal. It would originate at Punta Gorda in the Caribbean, pass through Lake Nicaragua, and end at Brito, a port on the Pacific Ocean.

  • 13 August, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    Last weekend, Live Mint & Wall Street Journal celebrated the work of three ELAW partners -- Norma and Claude Alvares at the Goa Foundation and Ritwick Dutta at the Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE). This dynamic trio and other inspired advocates in India co-hosted our 2012 ELAW Annual Meeting.

  • 30 July, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    Proposed large-scale mining is raising concerns among residents of remote communities in Ecuador. Copper mining is underway, new mines are proposed, and citizens fear their voices will not be heard.

  • 25 July, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    Mangroves play a critical role buffering coastal communities against flooding and storms and provide habitat for thousands of species of birds and marine animals. Recent evidence suggests that mangroves sequester carbon very effectively and healthy mangroves could help protect our climate.

  • 23 July, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    ELAW Board Member and mining expert Glenn Miller traveled to Panama and Honduras last week to collaborate with ELAW partners at the Environmental Advocacy Center (Centro de Incidencia Ambiental, CIAM) and the Environmental Law Institute (Instituto de Derecho Ambiental de Honduras, IDAMHO) to protect communities and the environment from mining industry abuses.

  • 11 July, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    The Goat Islands, adjoining mangroves and at least one fish sanctuary in the Portland Bight Protected Area may be destroyed to make way for a mega trans-shipment port, proposed by the international contractor China Harbour Engineering Company. Diana McCaulay, CEO of the Jamaica Environment Trust, writes: "ELAW is helping us with legal research to build the arguments for our Access to Information case, to get critical information on the benefits of this proposal to Jamaica.

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