Earth Law establishes the legal rights of ecosystems to be free from pesticide pollution.
Current methods for protecting Earth’s oceans fall short in many ways. Learn how the holistic, systems and rights-based approach outlined by the Earth Law Ocean Framework addresses the threats facing Earth’s oceans.
Snowpack systems are changing with the global climate. Kristen Cowell discusses the impacts of dwindling snowpack on rivers and how an Earth Law approach can help protect them.
The Earth Law Center’s “One Vote for Nature” Campaign seeks to give nature one seat in legislative bodies throughout the world, integrating nature into our democracies and acknowledging the importance of its voice.
International free trade groups strive to increase global prosperity, but can they do so without perpetuating environmental exploitation and degradation?
Serbia's biodiversity, ecosystems and human communities face a host of environmental threats. That's why Earth Law Center and Earth Thrive have launched a campaign to establish rights for nature in Serbia.
Light pollution impacts human and wildlife health around the world. Urban governments can enact legislation that curbs light pollution according to Earth Law principles and practices.
An Earth Law approach to protect ecosystems and human communities of the Southern Borderlands - a look at the environmental impacts of a wall built on the southern border of the US.
A discussion of environmental ethics and the legacy of Rachel Carson, author of the seminal book Silent Spring and a powerful force in the conservation movement.
Janice Cox of World Animal Net (WAN) discusses the connections between the degradation of nature and animal exploitation and abuse in our society. She calls for a shift towards Earth Jurisprudence, prioritizing and protecting the natural world.
Earth Law Center is participating in the Ríos Vivos Foro y Festival (Living Rivers Forum and Festival) in Puebla, Mexico. Participants will consider new approaches to river restoration and celebrate local waterways like the Atoyac River.
Plastic pollution in Earth's oceans seriously threatens marine ecosystem health; current environmental laws have failed to address this global issue.
It is a special place of worship due to its origination at the base of a cottonwood tree; an environmental irony where human interest and appreciation endangers what it seeks to appreciate.
The Earth Law Framework for Marine Protected Areas serves as a tool for adopting a holistic and rights-based approach to ocean governance; protecting both nature and humans from co-violations of their rights at sea.
The Amazon River is the world’s largest in water volume, and 2nd only to the Nile in surface water. It is the largest river basin, running through Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana, Bolivia and Brazil.
Florida has lost millions of acres of forest and wetlands to development. Dozens of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, coral and other creatures crowd the state’s list of endangered species.
Puget Sound is the 3rd largest estuary in the U.S. The health of species within these waters are intricately tied to human activities both on the land and water.
First law textbook on legal movement to establish rights for nature from Earth Law Center. The textbook will be available for university courses and elsewhere. The goal is to train the next generation of rights of nature experts.
Vast over-allocation of water, with very little (or sometimes none) left for waterways themselves, exceeds California’s actual freshwater supply by about fivefold.
The Rights of Nature movement... is still relatively young, and its proponents are still actively involved in debates about how to best articulate its conceptual framework.