The Chilean Water War

The Chilean Water War

Small farmers in Chile are suffering from a severe drought. The privatized water supply exacerbates the consequences. Chile is the only country in the world where the water supply is almost 100 percent privatized. The goats of Miriam Pizarro search in vain for food on dust-dry hills. “I had to buy grass for Read more…

nature

Should nature be legally protected?

Ideas from indigenous peoples are taken up to give nature more rights: countries like Ecuador, Bolivia and Uganda make rivers, forests and even rice legal entities. Does this help with environmental protection? “We don’t see ourselves as the owners of wild rice,” says Frank Bibeau, an attorney for the Anishinaabe people, Read more…