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Welcome to Halfway to the Moon!

We're on a journey to answer the big (and little) questions about life in an era when humans have touched every part of the globe and beyond.

Join Suzanne and Lucy as they take a weekly journey into weird, wonderful, crazy and sometimes terrifying stories about nature, climate, the planet and the universe we live in today.

Feb 11, 2018

Is a river a person? Can nature have the same rights to protection and safety as a human?

The campaign for rights for nature is gathering steam all around the world. Ecuador has recognised the rights of nature in their constitution, and in 2017, three of the world's great rivers were gained the rights of people under the law. 

This week, we dive into this fascinating topic to find out what exactly 'legal rights for nature' are, and what they mean for efforts to protect these amazing places.