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Jan 29, 2023

Contaminated bases endanger vulnerable minority communities

Over the last century, the U.S. army's use, storage, and inattentive disposal of toxic substances have been the source of enduring environmental hazards.

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Jan 24, 2023

Insurance’s reinvention – how climate risk is forcing change

When it comes to climate impacts, the frontline of the finance industry is insurance. Last year’s payout from damages caused by extreme-weather events totalled US$120 billion—about the same as the economic output of Kenya.

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Jan 22, 2023

Six Environmental Justice Policy Fights to Watch in 2023

These are the issues competing for priority this year as $60 billion earmarked in the Inflation Reduction Act for environmental justice efforts begins to flow into U.S. communities.

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Jan 19, 2023

U.S. EPA Takes 3 Big Steps to Tighten Controls on PFAS Chemicals

In the past few months, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has done three significant things to tighten controls on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

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Jan 17, 2023

Should Assigning a Commercial Real Estate Purchase Agreement Impact Your Environmental Due Diligence?

In a commercial real estate transaction, it’s common for the original buyer to assign the purchase agreement prior to closing or for a different party to otherwise take title to the relevant property.

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Jan 13, 2023

In the Land of Broken Deals: Four Key Commercial Real Estate Lending Trends for 2023

The year 2022 started out peacefully enough. The 10-year U.S. Treasury bond yield was a borrower-friendly 1.6 percent, and most Americans, if asked, could not locate Ukraine on a map. Further, in the minds of many investors, high inflation was generally thought to be transitory.

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Jan 11, 2023

ULI Global Sustainability Outlook 2023

Report Summary: The Sustainability Outlook annual publication, first launched in 2021, is an opportunity for ULI to share insights from member experts on the key environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues that will impact strategic real estate and land use decision-making...

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Jan 11, 2023

Funding for environmental justice is coming. Will it reach communities most in need?

Michael Regan hardly could have sounded more ardent Tuesday afternoon as he announced that the first $100 million in environmental justice grants made possible by last year’s Inflation Reduction Act will soon become available.

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Jan 11, 2023

EPA’s Evaluation of Potential Costs of Designating PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances

On September 6, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to designate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) as hazardous substances under CERCLA.

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Jan 11, 2023

NYC Task Force Issues Recommendations for Residential Conversion of Unused Office Space

This week, New York City’s Office Adaptive Reuse Task Force released a study calling on the city and New York State to loosen regulations preventing the conversion of older office stock into much-needed housing.

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