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How 'Rights of Nature' Is Recasting the Relationship Between Law and the Earth

In 2006, a local government council in Pennsylvania concerned about sewage sludge dumping enacted the Western legal system’s first formal “rights of nature” instrument. Today, numerous countries have laws recognizing specific rights or even legal personhood for nature. As legal expert Alice Bleby explains, this new perspective arises from a wide range of contexts and plays out in many different ways.

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July 13, 2022

In-Person Happy Hour with Society of Environmental Journalists and D.C. Science Writers

DC Environmental Journalists: We're pleased to announce the return of networking happy hours with our colleagues at the D.C. Science Writers. Invite your friends and colleagues and meet us at Dacha Beer Garden, 6:00-10:00 p.m., in the Shaw neighborhood of D.C.

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Climate Change Action May Depend on Supreme Court

A milestone legal challenge soon to be decided by the U.S. high court could severely limit how the U.S. government regulates the greenhouse gasses that cause climate change. The new Issue Backgrounder takes a look at West Virginia v. EPA, its legal implications, the politics behind it and what it would mean for efforts to curb future impacts of global warming.

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March 15, 2022 to April 22, 2022

COAL + ICE Documentary Photography Exhibition

This free exhibition and program series in Washington, DC, is a collaboration of the Asia Society and the Kennedy Center, showcasing the work of over 40 photographers and video artists from around the world to visualize the climate crisis – its causes and consequences – as a large-scale immersive experience.

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Va. Senate Democrats Put Wheeler’s Bid For Youngkin’s Cabinet In Limbo

"Democrats who control the [Virginia] state Senate thwarted a Republican effort on Tuesday to revive the Cabinet bid of former Trump administration official Andrew Wheeler, leaving Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s (R) embattled appointee in limbo."

Source: Washington Post, 02/09/2022

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