Environment notebook

Posted: February 4, 2018 at 2:35 a.m.
Updated: February 4, 2018 at 2:35 a.m.

Environmental law focus of symposium

People interested in environmental law and climate change can register for a legal symposium in Little Rock later this month.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law will host The Law and Unnatural Disasters: Legal Adaptations to Climate Change on Feb. 16 as its 2018 Bowen Altheimer Symposium.

The event will include discussions on weather disasters and policymaking, and a description of the event notes a lack of law, insurance or market adaptations to climate change.

"This perfect storm of market and law failure presents a timely opportunity for scholars and practitioners to contribute to the discourse on climate change adaptation lawmaking in the United States," the description reads.

Arkansas Bar members and Bowen school alumni can register for the symposium for $100. Other attorneys can attend for $125. The event counts toward 5.5 hours of general continued legal education.

More information is available at bit.ly/2nCCDhH.

Applications sought for agency awards

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is accepting applications for its environmental awards.

The Arkansas Environmental Stewardship Award (ENVY Award) honors organizations or individuals for specific activities undertaken in the past year. The Arkansas Environmental Technology Award (TECHe Award) recognizes advances and innovations in technology that benefits the environment.

Interested parties have through March 16 to apply by email at envyaward@adeq.state.ar.us or techeaward@adeq.state.ar.us.

More information about the criteria is available at bit.ly/2E0o5Q9.

Metro on 02/04/2018