Friday, January 28, 2011

WIMS Blogs Nominated For Prestigious LexisNexis Award

Jan 27: Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS) is pleased to announce that three of our environmental information blogs -- eNewsUSA, Environmental Appeals Court, and Great Lakes Environment -- have all been nominated for prestigious recognition by LexisNexis Environmental Law & Climate Change Community (ELCCC). LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis provides customers with access to billions of searchable documents and records from more than 45,000 legal, news and business sources.
    According to an announcement of the nominations from LexisNexis, "The environmental law and climate change practice area is part of an evolving phenomenon that is being touted in some circles as the next Rule of Law. Nowhere is this global renaissance more apparent than the blogosphere, which has spawned a surprisingly large (and growing) number of blogs in every conceivable niche category. For the first time, this Community will recognize the thought leaders who share their expertise -- and their divergent points of view -- with the online world by awarding an honorary designation to the Top 50 Blogs for Environmental Law & Climate Change. As many of you know, there are blogs, and then there are blogs. As we consider blogs for membership in ELCCC's Top 50, we look for timely topics, quality writing, frequent posts and that certain something 'extra' that keeps a web audience coming back for more. Our readers have come to expect nothing less, and we wouldn't have it any other way."
    An initial list of nominees for ELCCC's Top 50 blogs for 2011 is included in the announcement (see link below). The announcement indicates that the top blogs campaign will move ahead in several phases. A comment period has begun and extends until February 14, 2011. Following the comment period, ELCCC staff will select the Top 50 Environmental Law & Climate Change Blogs for 2011. Thereafter, the matter will be put to a vote of the Environmental Law & Climate Change Community to pick the Top Blog of the Year.
    ELCCC indicates that "if you want to nominate a new blog or say what you think about an existing nominee, you'll have to post a comment. It's easy and only takes a minute." To comment, users must register for a free account and then access the ELCCC Top 50 blogs announcement page (see link below). Scroll down to the bottom, past the listing of all nominees, fill in name, type comment in the box and press "Add." Comments will appear a few seconds later. Remember: the comment period for nominations closes on February 14 2011. WIMS encourages subscribers and readers to post a comment regarding our blogs.
    WIMS is honored to be included among a very select group of blogs nominated including those published by (for example): Many distinguished law firms and attorneys from around the country; The New York Times; United States Environmental Protection Agency; The Environmental Defense Fund; Earthjustice; Erin Brockovich; Natural Resources Defense Council; Pace Law School; The Western Wildlife Conservancy; The Endangered Species Coalition; Defenders of Wildlife; International Fund for Animal Welfare; The Humane Society of the United States; American Rivers; The Clean Air Watch; and UC Berkeley School of Law and UCLA School of Law. The complete list of nominees is included on the 50 blogs announcement page (see link below). 
    Access the LexisNexis ELCCC 50 blogs announcement page (click here). Access eNewsUSA (click here). Access Environmental Appeals Court (click here). Access Great Lakes Environment (click here).
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