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Kiana Herold – THE RIGHTS OF NATURE: INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHIES REFRAMING LAW

Indigenous battles to defend nature have taken to the streets, leading to powerful mobilizations like the gathering at Standing Rock. They have also taken to the courts, through the development of innovative legal ways of protecting nature. In Ecuador, Bolivia and New Zealand, indigenous activism has helped spur the creation of a novel legal phenomenon—the idea that nature itself can …

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The Global Warming Slowdown Is An Illusion

Global warming has not slowed. The so-called hiatus remains just that – so-called. The world is warming as predicted and any apparent evidence that it is not doing so is a statistical illusion, according to US scientists. They report in the journal Climatic Change that they applied “rigorous, comprehensive, statistical analysis” to the global temperature data and came up with …

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PHD Study: Nature ‘Significantly’ Helps In Overcoming Disease

A study by Roger Ulrich, Ph.D. points out that attention to architectural details in a hospital setting, includingbuilding in elements of the natural environment, very significantly impact healing outcomes for patients. This includes having appropriate art, soothing music, and having plants around for a natural naturistic healing boost. If you’ve ever had to stay in a hospital for any length of …