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Nuns push Wall Street for environmental justice through shareholder advocacy

Faith-based advocates urge Citibank to respect Indigenous rights.

Keerti Gopal reports for Inside Climate News.

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Utah legislature takes aim at rights of nature movement

Nonhuman entities like corporations and municipalities have long had “legal personhood” in U.S. law. Now, Utah lawmakers want to prevent lakes, forests and other parts of nature from having the same legal status.
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Indiana’s plan to pipe in groundwater for microchip-making draws fire

The state is courting high-tech investments, but a new industrial park may lack enough water. Opponents say piping it from miles away might dry out residential wells.
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The future of the Colorado River hinges on one young negotiator

J.B. Hamby, California’s representative in talks about sharing water from the Colorado River, holds the keys to a quarter of the river’s flow — and its future.
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The water wars deciding the future of the West

From conservation to importing water from the Pacific, Democrats say they have all the answers to historic drought. The one thing no one wants to talk about: stopping the sprawl.
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Native lands lack clean water protections, but more tribes are taking charge

Some tribes have passed ordinances to regulate polluters, others have sought authority under federal law to establish water quality standards
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California moves closer to imposing groundwater use limits

Officials will weigh whether to directly intervene, for the first time in state history, to stop aquifers from being wrung dry in the Central Valley.
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