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Ecuador's nature rights movement faces new challenges amid energy shifts
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Ecuador's nature rights movement faces new challenges amid energy shifts

Fifteen years after Ecuador recognized the constitutional rights of nature, environmental advocate Natalia Greene discusses the ongoing challenges and landmark court victories defending these rights.

Katie Surma reports for Inside Climate News.

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The spirit of the Rillito

Before colonization and the human-centered organized religions that accompanied it, animistic worldviews taught us to listen to the natural world, to move to its beat. For many people, these songs never stopped playing. Others are learning to listen to them anew.

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Nearly 200 countries approve a biodiversity accord enshrining human rights and the ‘rights of nature’

Nearly 200 countries approve a biodiversity accord enshrining human rights and the ‘rights of nature’

Nearly 200 countries have signed off on an agreement that embeds the promotion of human rights and the “rights of nature” into a plan to protect and restore biodiversity through 2030.

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A thousand miles in the Amazon, to change the way the world works

A thousand miles in the Amazon, to change the way the world works

Lawyers and justice advocates found fresh evidence and testimony in Indigenous communities and sustainable villages, pressing a new theory of law aimed at recognizing the rights of nature.

Should the ocean have legal rights?
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Should the ocean have legal rights?

Human activities have put the ocean in serious trouble. A bold, Rights of Nature-based proposal aims to turn the tide.
‘Sense of abandonment’ as Chile rejects new constitution

‘Sense of abandonment’ as Chile rejects new constitution

More than 60 percent of Chileans voted against the proposal, which its supporters call feminist, ecological and groundbreakingly progressive.

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