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The "polluter-pays" doctrine is set to undergo a profound transformation in 2024

With environmental and health concerns taking center stage globally, a shift in the "polluter-pays" focus will have far-reaching implications for parents, healthcare professionals, scientists and advocates around the globe.

Lisa Jucca writes in a commentary for Reuters.

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‘Polluter pays’ doctrine will take on new meaning

Companies will learn the hard way that polluting the world has a cost.

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White House to agencies: Tally projects’ financial damage to ecosystems

Federal agencies would be required to do a full accounting of how their decisions affect ecosystems the public depends on under a draft guidance that the White House will release Tuesday.

Tracing mining's threat to U.S. waters
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Tracing mining's threat to U.S. waters

Environmental concerns are raised anew about potential contamination from Canadian open-pit mines flowing through the waterways into Montana’s lakes, harming fish.
Divert or die: Louisiana’s controversial plan to save coastal communities and ecosystems

Divert or die: Louisiana’s controversial plan to save coastal communities and ecosystems

An upcoming project would change the flow of the Mississippi River and its sediment to make up for land the coast is losing due to climate change and sea-level rise.
The space boom raises environmental questions back on Earth

The space boom raises environmental questions back on Earth

As more communities welcome spaceports, questions are popping up about the facilities' impact on the land and wildlife nearby.
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A new study shows the scale of harmful tree planting programs

A new study shows the scale of harmful tree planting programs

Companies and organizations often introduce new tree plantations to incompatible biomes, where they don’t thrive and can destroy existing ecosystems.
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