Rivers, lakes and forests around the world are being recognised as if they were legal persons. It sounds strange, but could it effectively protect the planet?
COURTS in Ohio are wrestling with an unusual question: how do you weigh up the rights of two people when one of them is a lake?
For several years, Lake Erie has been hit by an annual bloom of toxic algae caused by run-off from surrounding farmland. In some years, the contamination is so bad local people are warned against drinking water from their taps.
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