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Should Nature Be Given Rights Enshrined in Law?

Should Nature Be Given Rights Enshrined in Law?

“We see ourselves not as an owner of wild rice but a symbiotic partner and a parallel entity from the Creator,” says Frank Bibeau, a lawyer from the Anishinaabe indigenous group in the U.S. and Canada. Harvesters use flailing sticks to beat the wild rice — or manoomin, by its Anishinaabe name — and release […]

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    Should Nature Be Given Rights Enshrined in Law?

    Should Nature Be Given Rights Enshrined in Law?

    “We see ourselves not as an owner of wild rice but a symbiotic partner and a parallel entity from the Creator,” says Frank Bibeau, a lawyer from the Anishinaabe indigenous group in the U.S. and Canada. Harvesters use flailing sticks to beat the wild rice — or manoomin, by its Anishinaabe name — and release […]

    South America’s Second-Largest Forest Is Also Burning — and ‘Environmentally Friendly’ Charcoal Is Subsidizing Its Destruction

    South America’s Second-Largest Forest Is Also Burning — and ‘Environmentally Friendly’ Charcoal Is Subsidizing Its Destruction

    By Joel E. Correia The fires raging across the Brazilian Amazon have captured the world’s attention. Meanwhile, South America’s second-largest forest, the Gran Chaco, is disappearing in plain sight. The Gran Chaco, which spans from Bolivia and Brazil to Paraguay and Argentina, is extremely bio-diverse, with more than 3,400 plant and 900 animal species — […]

    10 Most Intriguing Forest Stories of 2018

    10 Most Intriguing Forest Stories of 2018

    By Genevieve Belmaker and Joseph Charpentier Throughout 2018, forests continued to be threatened and destroyed. From the Amazon, to the Congo Basin, to the Mekong Delta and scores of places in between—journalists reporting for Mongabay filed hundreds of stories about the world’s forests. Although the significance of any one story is difficult to gauge in […]

    Italy Bans Use of Circus Animals

    Italy Bans Use of Circus Animals

    By Jessica Corbett Animal rights advocates are celebrating a move by the Italian parliament on Wednesday to, over the next year, phase out the use of all animals in circuses and traveling shows. “We applaud Italy and urge countries like the U.K. and the U.S. to follow this example and end this cruelty,” said Jan […]

    This Country Is Running Out of Water Amid Historic Drought

    This Country Is Running Out of Water Amid Historic Drought

    By Jan Rocha The government of Bolivia, a landlocked country in the heart of South America, has been forced to declare a state of emergency as it faces its worst drought in at least 25 years. View of El Alto from Chacaltaya ski resort, which closed in 2009 due to the disappearance of the glacier […]