‘Laws of nature: could UK rivers be given the same rights as people?’

“The River Frome murmurs and babbles through the woods and fields of north Somerset. It is popular with anglers and wild swimmers but is often polluted with a cocktail of agricultural runoff, leading to frequent complaints from the public. In 2018, Frome Town Council tried to pass a bylaw giving part of the river and the adjacent Rodden meadow the status of a person in law …” (more)

[Isabella Kaminski, Guardian, 17 July]

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