Rights to fight pollution: Toledo residents seek personhood status for Lake Erie

Fighting pollution: Toledo residents want personhood status for Lake Erie: The controversial legal bill will allow citizens to sue a polluter on behalf of the lake and for penalties to be imposed by Daniel McGraw, The Guardian, Feb 19, 2019  In early August 2014, Crystal Jankowski was late in her pregnancy and knew she was about due. In was hot and humid …

Rights of Nature: Now legally recognizing the rights of wild rice to grow and flourish

The White Earth Band of Ojibwe Legally Recognized the Rights of Wild Rice. Here’s WhyFinally, plant species have rights, too. by Winona LaDuke, in Yes Magazine Feb 01, 2019 Manoomin (“wild rice”) now has legal rights. At the close of 2018, the White Earth band of Ojibwe passed a law formally recognizing the Rights of Manoomin. According to a resolution, these rights were recognized …