In several countries around the world, including Ecuador, New Zealand, and the U.S., some people are trying to protect the planet using a legal concept called “rights of nature”—infusing the law with Indigenous understandings of Mother Earth. Part 9 of The Repair, our series on the climate emergency.
Reported by Amy Westervelt and Polyglot Barbershop. Script editor, Cheryl Devall. Production and mix by John Biewen.
Season 5 art by Mara Guevarra. Episode image: A tulip poplar in Orange County, North Carolina. Photo by John Biewen. Image editing by Mara Guevarra.
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