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Learn about the unexpected importance and power of a special forest near London.
Light pollution isn’t just missing out on stargazing. It has huge effects on ecology and conservation.
Bosnia River Action Network Advocacy (BRANA) talks to Dženan Šašić, part of the fierce local movement resisting hydroelectric development on the Doljanka River in Slovenia.
Using Earth Law to protect the Caroni River and the environmental problems affecting Trinidad and Tobago.
The fight for nature’s rights in the Balkans and why we need to save the Blue Heart of Europe.
ELC speaks with the leaders of Centre Juridique International des Droits de la Nature about their initiative seeking rights recognition for the St. Lawrence River.
ELC is working with Notres Affaires a Tous to uncover and restore La Bievre River in France, as well as seek rights recognition for this urban river.
Earth Law Center and other local partners are working to establish rights of nature for the Boulder Creek Watershed.
Earth Law Center and Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum seek legal rights based on Earth Law principles for the Pakistani Indus River.
ELC is working with International Rivers and Réseau International des Droits Humains (RIDH) on a case involving environmental damages from a dam on the Anchicayá River in Colombia.
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.
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.
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 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.
Vast over-allocation of water, with very little (or sometimes none) left for waterways themselves, exceeds California’s actual freshwater supply by about fivefold.
Dams disrupt a waterway's ability to support vital ecosystems. They increase evaporation, and make coastlines vulnerable to storm surges and rising sea levels.
Over 30 million people rely upon the water from the Great Lakes, which touch eight states, and the Canadian province of Ontario.
Three rivers in Mexico, the Magdalena, Atoyac and San Pedro Mezquital, face significant threats including pollution and altered flows. A proposed dam would seriously damage the San Pedro Mezquital.