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Ruxandra Guidi, You Are Leading the Way on Climate Action, High Country News (April 1, 2024).

Emily Halnon, Trails Inspired This Teenager to Take Historic Action on Climate Change, Trail Runner Magazine (December 1, 2023)

Ian Proctor, Taking Fossil Fuels to Court, Daily Emerald (September 29, 2023).

Kelly Matheson, Overturning 1.5°: Give Science a Chance, OpenGlobalRights (September 20, 2023).

Bina Venkataraman & Amanda Shendruk, A New Tool in the Fight to Save the Planet? A 6th-Century Roman Doctrine, The Washington Post (September 1, 2023).

Ed Dorsch, UO legal scholar laid the foundation for Montana lawsuit, Around the O (August 21, 2023).

Ella Nilsen, Biden is Campaigning as the Most Pro-climate President While his DOJ Works to Block a Landmark Climate Trial, CNN (August 9, 2023).

Henry Carnell, What to Know About the Groundbreaking Climate Change Lawsuit in Montana, Mother Jones (June 26, 2023).

Ellis Juhlin, A Decision Will Soon Be Made in the Nation’s First Youth-led Climate Lawsuit, Montana Public Radio (June 25, 2023).

Andrew Engelson, Nation's First Youth Climate Lawsuits to Go to Trial, ABA Journal (June 7, 2023)

Jennifer Hijazi, Global Climate Cases Move International Human Rights Law Debate, Bloomberg Law (April 5, 2023).
Peter Neill, RESCUE, part 11: Earth Law, World Ocean Observatory, at 01:39 (March 20, 2023).
Environmental Expert Stresses Urgency for Sky Cleanup at UHLC EENR Lecture, University of Houston Law Center (February 21, 2023).
Richard Sandomir, Alfred T. Goodwin, Judge in Pledge of Allegiance Case, Dies at 99, New York Times (January 15, 2023).
Aric Sleeper, The 'Public Trust': A Key Legal Tool to Protect Our Environment, Independent Australia (January 8, 2023).
Aric Sleeper, ‘Public Trust’—A Key Legal Tool to Preserve Our Natural Resources, Vox Populi (January 6, 2023).
Aric Sleeper, ‘Public Trust’—A Key Legal Tool to Preserve Our Natural Resources, AlterNet (January 4, 2023).
The Year in Review, University of Oregon School of Law, Environmental and Natural Resource Law Center (2022).
UO Public Interest Environmental Law Conference Video, University of Oregon, YouTube (May 20, 2010) 
Ed Dorsch, Breaking Trail (Profile), UO Giving, (April 12, 2022)
Ed Dorsch, Gift from Roger Worthington Helps Oregon Law Address Urgent Climate Challenges, University of Oregon School of Law (January 27, 2022).
Deborah Moon, Climate Change: A Call to Action, The Jewish Review (November 10, 2021).
Cliff Collins, In a Class of Their Own: President's Sustainability Award, Oregon State Bar Bulletin (October 2021).
Geoff Dembicki, The Case for Climate Liability, Field Notes (Audubon, Fall 2021).
Deborah Moon, Solomon's Legacy to Explore Climate Change, The Jewish Review (October 13, 2021).
Eleanor Cummins, Environmental Law Is Getting in the Way of Climate Action, Wired (September 22, 2021).
Film Commentator, Bedrock Rights: A New Foundation for Global Action Against Fracking and Climate Change, Spring Creek Project, Oregon State University (U-Tube, June 2, 2021).

William Becker, Giving Legal Teeth to Climate Action, Commentary by William Becker (June 8, 2021).

Karina Brown, Kids’ Climate Suit Headed to the Supreme Court, Courthouse News Service (February 10, 2021).

James Marshall, Tribal, Renewable Needs Offer Early Conflict for Haaland, Greenwire (January 25, 2021).

Irina Ivanova, Greenpeace Sues Walmart, Claiming it Lies About Plastic Being Recyclable, CBS NEWS (December 21, 2020).

Chris May, Lee van der Voo on the Landmark Legal Fight Against Climate Change, STREET ROOTS (September 23, 2020).

Geoff Dembiki, Has Suncor Seen the Climate Crisis Coming for 61 Years?, The Tyee (July 21, 2020).

Valerie Brown, Will Climate Justice Be Served? Sierra Magazine (January, 2020).

Darlene Ricker, Lawyers are Unleashing a Flurry of Lawsuits to Step up the Fight Against Climate Change, ABA Journal (cover story) (Nov. 1, 2019)

Darlene Ricker, Oregon Law Professor Plants seeds of Change in Climate Change Law, ABA Journal (Nov. 1, 2019) PDF

Harold Brandt, Juliana Versus United States - Young US citizens Sue Their Government: A Documentary, SWR2 (a regional station of the German Public Radio Network ARD (October 14, 2019).

Nyla L. Jebousek,Teaching Indian Law, Oregon State Bar Bulletin (Oct. 2019).

Bina Venkataraman, The Heirloom, Grist, (Sept. 23, 2019).

Zoe Sayler, How 21 Meddling Kids Could Force a Climate Turnaround, Grist (July 22, 2019).

Alan Singer, Climate Kids Sue U.S. Government, (June 6, 2019).

Lawyers Optimistic That Climate Change Suit Will Go to Trial, (June 5, 2019).

Consumer News: Youth’s Climate Change Concerns Raise the Stakes in a Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration, (June 5, 2019).

Maxine Bernstein, Federal Appeals Court Hears ‘Climate Change Kids’ Case, The Oregonian (June 4, 2019).

John D. Sutter, Feds are Still Trying to Stop the ‘Climate Kids’ Lawsuit, CNN (June 4, 2019).

Julia Rosen, Lawyers are Optimistic that the Youth’s Climate Change Lawsuit Will Go to Trial, LA Times (June 4, 2019),

John Schwartz, Judges Give Both Sides a Grilling in Youth Climate Case Against the Government, The New York Times (June , 2019),

Jennifer Hijazi, ‘All Eyes of the World are on Juliana,’ E&E News, Climatewire (May 31, 2019)

Elizabeth Weise, Climate Change the New Vietnam War? Generation Z Poised to Change US Politics with Activism, USA Today (May 6, 2019)

Kaitlin Sullivan, Human Rights Claims Show Promise in Climate Cases, Report Says, Climate Liability News (April 30, 2019)

Amanda Paulson, Can a Lake Have Rights? Toledo Voted Yes, The Christian Science Monitor (March 21, 2019)

James Day, Climate Activists Urges Action at Townhall, Gazette-Times (March 8, 2019)

Mary Democker, Interview with Mary Wood, Before It’s Too Late, The Sun (February 2019)

Sam Porter, Climate Litigation, Caring for Children go Hand-in-Hand, The Register-Guard (December 22, 2018)

Silver Donald Cameron, The Children’s Crusade, (December 17, 2018)

Benjamin Hulac, Up to the Courts: The 50-State Climate Change Strategy, Climate Wire (November 20, 2018)

Andy Balaskovitz, Q&A: Legal Expert on Line 5, Treaty Rights and the Public Trust Doctrine, Energy News Network, (November 20, 2018)

John Sutter, Feds are Trying to Silence the Kids Suing the Trump Administration over Global Warming, CNN (October 30, 2018).

Benjamin Hulac & Ellen M. Gilmer, Kids’ Case Tests ‘Hail Mary’ Climate Argument, E & E News (October 5, 2018).

Dana Drugmand, Courts Will Play Key Role in Addressing Climate Crisis, Experts Say, Climate Liability News, (September 27, 2018).

Erin O’Carroll, Climate Kids Seek Action – and Await Their Day in Court, The Christian Science Monitor (October 26, 2018).

Benjamin Hulac, Goodbye Washington, Trial Records Paint Chilling Picture, Climate Wire (October 26, 2018).

Emily Halnon, Ducks Help Build the Foundation for a Landmark Climate Lawsuit, University of Oregon Campus News, (October 26, 2018).

Garett Epps, The Government is Trying to Silence 21 Kids Hurt by Climate Change, The Atlantic (October 24, 2018).

John Schwartz, Young People Are Suing the Trump Administration Over Climate Change. She’s Their Lawyer., New York Times (October 23, 2018). (also posted on The Register-Guard)

Mary Wood and Michael C. Blumm, These Kids and Young Adults Want Their Day in Court on Climate Change, The Conversation (October 23, 2018).

Mary Wood, Why a Group of Kids is Suing the Federal Government Over Climate Change, The Inertia (October 23, 2018).

KBOO Radio Interview with Mary Wood on Juliana v Gov. (October 22, 2018).

James Conca, The US Supreme Court Slows Children’s Climate Lawsuit For Now, Forbes (October 22, 2018).

Laura Parker, Biggest Case on the Planet Pits Kids v. Climate Change, National Geographic (October 19, 2018).

William Belfiore, The Court of Climate Change, Harvard Political Review (October 17, 2018).

Oregon Law,  Reclaiming Climate Balance Through Sky Cleanup, Professor Mary Wood's Atmospheric Recovery Plan Takes Root (September, 2018).

James Conca, Children Change The Climate In The US Supreme Court – 1st Climate Lawsuit Goes Forward, Forbes (August 3, 2018).

JP Agcaoili, Landmark Human Rights Hearings Against Fossil Fuel Companies Begin in the Philippines, Greenpeace Southeast Asia – Philippines (March 27, 2018).

Jack Luellen, Climate Change Litigation is Coming – Is Your Co. Ready?, 360 Law (March 26, 2018).

Interview with David Sucherman, Bloomberg Newsroom (March 8, 2018). Audio File

Natasha Geiling, Young People Suing The Trump Administration Over Climate Change Won’t Stop Until They Get A Trial, Think Progress (February 5, 2018).

Donna Schaper, Our Children’s Trust Lawsuit Gives Me Hope For A Greener Future, National Catholic Reporter (February 3, 2018).

Exclusive 350 Eugene Interview with Professor Mary Christina Wood, 350 Eugene (January 19, 2018).

Rick Reibstein, Can Our Children Trust Us with Their Future? Juliana is a Reminder that the Governments Purpose is to be a Guardian for Future Generations, ABA (January 16, 2018)

Teresa Grotan , Trump Versus Verdens Barn (Trump Versus the Children of the World), MorgenBladet (January 10, 2018).

Ipshita Mukherjee, Atmospheric Trust Litigation: Paving the Way for a Fossil-Free World, Stanford Law School On-Line (July 5, 2017).

Steve Owen & Audrey Konscol, The Trial of the Century: Kids, Climate, and Law’s Role in Allocating Responsibility for Harm, 22 North Carolina State Bar Journal 18 (2017).

Interview, Knowledge@Wharton, Philadelphia, PA (Dec. 13, 2017).

Herald Brandt, Smoke and Fumes, SWR2 (December 9, 2017).

Bobby Magill, Half of Modern Global Warming Caused by 90 Companies, New Study Concludes, Climate Liability News (September 7, 2017).

Kevin Loria, Past Generations Left Millennials and Future Youth Facing a Crisis – and the Clock is Ticking, Business Insider (July 22, 2017).

Abby Smith, Kids’ Lawsuit over Climate Change Faces Big Test in Federal Court, Bloomberg (December 8, 2017).

Richard Schiffman, Kids Suing Nations over Climate Change Wildfire Links are Right, New Scientist (October 2, 2017).

David S. Rubinton, Save Yourselves, Kids: The Atmospheric Trust Litigation, 32 Natural Resources & Environment 11 (2017).

Rick Reinstein, Can Our Children Trust Us with Their Future? Juliana Is a Reminder That the Government’s Purpose Is to Be a Guardian for Future Generations, American Bar Association.

Ciara O’Rourke, Meet the Oregon Attorney Suing President Trump over Climate Change, Portland Monthly (August 14, 2017).

Ellen M. Gilmer and Mike Lee, Landmark Marcellus Shale Ruling Favors Enviros in Clash with State, EnergyWire (June 21, 2017).

Jonathon P. Scoli, The Back Page Atmospheric Trust Litigation: The Kids Can’t Wait, 31 American Bar Association (2017).

Mary Christina Wood and Ranch Shaw, How the Public Trust Principle Can Defend Human Rights Against Fracking, Alternet (June 1, 2017).

Carla Wise, On Climate Change: “Do Something, Do Anything, Just Don’t Do Nothing,” High Country News (May 23, 2017).

Ted Hamilton, Do Climate Activists Have a Legal Justification for Civil Disobedience?, Counter Punch (May 5, 2017).

John Light, Kids Suing Trump Hope the Courts Step Up on Climate Change, Moyers & Company (May 3, 2017).

John Blackstone, “Bring it on”: Students Sue Trump Administration over Climate Change, CBS News (Apr. 21, 2017).

Riccardo Staglianò, L'avvocata dell'Oregon che Vuole Salvare la Terra, Il Venerdì (Apr. 14, 2017).

Jonathon P. School, Atmospheric Trust Litigation: “The Kids Can’t Wait,” 31 Natural Resources & Environment 64 (Spring 2017).

Interview with Jefferson Public Radio (Apr. 11, 2017).

Geoffrey Riley & John Baxter, Making The Law Work For The Environment, Jefferson Public Radio (Apr. 10, 2017).

Laura Parker, ‘Biggest Case On The Planet’ Pits Kids vs. Climate Change, National Geographic (Mar. 17, 2017).

Helen Caswell, Trump Tries To Tromp Youth By Undermining Landmark Climate Lawsuit, Salem Weekly News (Mar. 16, 2017).

Chelsea Harvey, This Climate Lawsuit Could Change Everything. No Wonder The Trump Administration Doesn’t Want It Going To Trial, The Washington Post (Mar. 9, 2017).

Interview with Ecotopia KZFR 90.1, Chico, CA (March 7, 2017).

Interview with Silver Don Cameron, The Green Interview (March 6, 2017).

Interview with Andrew R. Calderon, WhoWhatWhy (February 23, 2017).

Law professor’s work key in kids’ climate change suits, Dameon Peasant, The Columbian (Jan. 10, 2017).

Morning Reads: GOP Goes After Ethics Watchdog; Trump Will Face Climate Lawsuits, Moyers & Company (Jan. 3, 2017).

Michelle Nijhuis, The Teenagers Are Suing Over Climate Change, The New Yorker (December 6, 2016)

Allison Frost, Dave Blanchard, and Henry Leasia, Climate Change Lawsuit, OPB’s Think Out Loud (Dec. 5, 2016).

Chelsea Harvey, Trump Could Face the “Biggest Trial of the Century” - Over Climate Change, The Washington Post (December 1, 2016).

Chelsea Harvey, Trump Could Face the “Biggest Trial of the Century” - Over Climate Change, Independent (December 1, 2016).

Geoffrey Riley & Emily Cureton, Children’s Climate Case Moves Ahead in Court, Jefferson Public Radio (November 28, 2016).

Phuong Le, Young Activists in Washington Seek Tougher Action on Climate Change, Register Guard (November 23, 2016).

Ellen Berkovitch, Children’s Lawsuit Could Stand Between Executive Branch and Climate Destruction, KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio (November 22, 2016).

Claire Woodcock, “The Biggest Case on the Planet,” Boulder Weekly (November 17, 2016).

Rick Reibstein, The Kelsey Cascadia Rose Juliana decision: A Ray of Light, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy (November 14, 2016).

Hillary Corrigan, Under Trump, Environmental Fight on Horizon, The Bulletin (November 12, 2016).

John Link, The Lawsuit that Could Save the Planet, Moyers & Company (November 11, 2016).

John Sutter, Kids are Taking the Feds – And Possibly Trump – To Court Over Climate Change, CNN (November 10, 2016).

Clayton Aldern, Should Kids Be Able to Sue for a Safe Climate? This Federal Court is About to Decide, Moyers & Co. (March 10, 2016).

John Sutter, Climate Kids Take on the Feds, CNN (March 9, 2016).

Dana Drugmand, A New Strategy to Address Climate Change: Suing for Community Rights, Truthout (March 8, 2016).

Camilla Mortensen, Studying the Public Trust, Eugene Weekly (March 3, 2016).

Could an Ancient Principle of Law Help Protect the Sea?, The Daily Catch (March 1, 2016).

Judge Alfred T. Goodwin Offers Book Review of Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age, U.S. District Court Historical Society of Oregon (February 3, 2016).

Joan Staples, Democracy, Environmental Justice, and a Clash of World Views, 31 Australian Environment Review (Oct. 2016).

Andrea Rodgers, Atmospheric Trust Litigation in Washington State: Advocating for a Constitutional Right to a Stable Climate for the Young and Future Generations, Australian Environment Review (Oct. 2016).

Interview with Community Radio, KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio, Santa Fe, NM (October 27, 2016).

Mike Lee and Hannah Northey, Broken Chains and “Necessity” - Activists Plot Climate Defense, EnergyWire (October 17, 2016).

Samyra Idllalène, Exploring Common Roots of Environmental Law, Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon (October 12, 2016).

Dierdre Fulton, It’s Time We Were Heard: Another Day in Court for Climate Kids, Common Dreams (Sept. 13, 2016).

John Light, Kids Suing Government Over Climate Change May Get a Trial, Bill Moyers & Company (September 13, 2016).

Free Speech Radio News (FSRN.Org), Youth Propose Bill to Align Climate Policies with Constitutional Rights (September 15, 2016).

Mary Taws, Atmospheric Trust Litigation: A Potential Tool in the Search for Climate Justice in the United States (July 20, 2016).

Flying less Interview with Mary Wood, Reducing Academia’s Carbon Footprint, “A Legal Paradigm Shift: Protecting Nature by Entrusting It” (July 12, 2016) by usfoodpolicy

Appeal from Children for More Climate Protection, Wissen and Leben Newsletter, (July 7, 2016).

John De Graaf, A Legacy of Fighting for Justice, Earth Island Journal (May 30, 2016)

Christopher Solomon, “The Newest Legal Tool to Fight Climate Change Is as Old as Ancient Rome,” Outsideonline (May 27, 2016).

John de Graaf, A Family for the Generations (May 25, 2016).

Madeleine Carey, The Future of Climate Change is Bring Fought at a Court in Oregon, Outsideonline (April 15, 2016).

Interview with KBOO radio, Portland, Oregon (April 8, 2016).

Cally Carswell, “In Washington, the ‘Necessity Defense’ on Trial Alongside Activists,” High Country News (February 2, 2016).

Stephen Quirke, Delta 5 Defendants Acquitted of Major Charges, Earth Island Journal (January 28, 2016).

Julia Carrie Wong, A Crime Justified by Climate Change? Activists Caught in Legal Showdown, The Guardian (January 14, 2016).


Lauren McCauley, “Claim the Sky” The News (December 24, 2015).

Robert Costanza, Lorenzo Fioramonti and Ida Kubiszewski, “Why Vulnerable Countries Must Take Ownership of their Skies,” The Guardian (December 22, 2015).

Mary Wood’s interview with Geoffrey Riley on the Jefferson Public Exchange, The Legal Basis for Climate Change Lawsuits (September 24, 2015)

James Conca, “Future Lives Matter - Seattle Judge Rules For Children On Climate Change,” Forbes (November 24, 2015).

John Light, “21 Kids and a Climate Scientist Are Suing to Force Obama to Fight Climate Change,” Moyer & Company (November 24, 2015).

Ginny Wolff, Interview on Speak Up Speak Out Radio (November 18, 2015).

Stephyn Quirke, “Keeping Nestle at Bay,” Street Roots News (November 12, 2015).

Tim Johnson, “Nature’s Trust, Kids Sue the State to Fight Climate Change,” Cascadia Weekly (November 4, 2015).

Occupy Radio: Nature's Trust with Author Mary Wood:  David Bollier's Blog: Mary Wood's Crusade to Reinvigorate the Public Trust Doctrine Huff Post: Nature's Trust Parts One, Two and Three Mary Wood at Oregon State University April 30, 2015 Mary Wood– Nature's Trust A Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences presentation – Environmental law for a new ecological age: Mary Wood at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental StudiesNature's Trust on Bill Moyers:

Richard Wilkinson and Kate PickettClimate Change is Killing us. We Must Use the Law to Fight It, The Guardian  (June 24, 2015).

Joshua Zaffos, Should States be Responsible for Protecting the Atmosphere?, High Country News (May 19, 2015).

Oregon Environmental Council, Maintaining Hope: A Monthly Sampling of Good News on Climate, OEC Online (May 5, 2015).

Natasha Geiling, Can This Group of Kids Force the Government to Act on Climate Change, Think Progress (November 25, 2015)

Claudia Dreifus, The Climate Avengers, More Magazine 89 (May 2015).

Peter Neill, Nature’s Trust (Part III), Huffington Post (April 22, 2015). 

PBS NewsHour, These Teens are Suing Oregon To Force Action on Climate Change (April 18, 2015). 

Interview with Russ Donnelly, "Natures Trust,"  Radio-KPOV, Bend, Oregon (April 16, 2015).

Interview with Mark Hay, "A Dutch Group Is Suing Its Government Over Climate Change; Could We Do the Same in America?" Vice Magazine (April 16, 2015).

Phone Interview with Erica Knox and Jackie Flynn Mogensen, "Nature's Trust," Fossil Free Stanford (April 16, 2015).

Peter Neill, Nature’s Trust (Part II), Huffington Post (April 13, 2015).  

Jenny Gordon, Guest Opinion:  Keep the Faith:  Together We Can Save Our Planet, The Register-Guard (April 13, 2015).

Tom Zeller, Jr., Why Teenagers are Suing States over Climate Change, Forbes (April 8, 2015). mzeller/2015/04/08/why-teenage rs-are-suing-states-over-clima te-change/

Peter Neill, Nature’s Trust:  Part I, Huffington Post (April 7, 2015).  

Peter Neill, WORLD OCEAN RADIO: Nature's Trust, Part 1 (April 6, 2015).

Glen Love, Guest Opinion, Ignoring Climate Change Not Very “Conservative,” The Register-Guard (March 16, 2013).

Cole Mellino, Teens Sue Government for Failing to Address Climate Change for Future Generations, BuzzFlash (February 25, 2015). /commentary/teens-sue-governme nt-for-failing-to-address-clim ate-change-for-future-generati ons

Cole Mellino, Teens Sue Government for Failing to Address Climate Change for Future Generations, Ecowatch (February 23, 2015). /teens-sue-government-climate- change/

Wil Burns, New Podcast on Climate Change and the Public Trust Doctrine, TeachingClimateLaw.Com (February 23, 2015). new-podcast-on-climate-change- and-public-trust-doctrine/

Cole MellinTeens Sue Government for Failing to Address Climate Change for Future Generations, (February 23, 2015).

Cherice Bock, Nature’s Trust: a conversation with author & law professor Mary Wood, Whole Terrain (January 26, 2015). 1/natures-trust-a-conversation -with-author-law-professor-mar y-wood/

Geoff Holland interview, “Move to Amend, 350PDX” (January 9, 2015).

John J. Berger, Applying the Public Trust Doctrine to Climate Change Using Atmospheric Trust Litigation, John J. Berger Blog, (January 8, 2015)

Deirdre Fulton, Citing Next Generations, Lawsuits Demand Courts Recognize 'Mind-Blowing' Climate Impacts, Common Dreams (January 2, 2015). ws/2015/01/02/citing-next-gene rations-lawsuits-demand-courts -recognize-mind-blowing-climat e

Bill Moyers, The Ingenious Project to Save Our Climate Using an Ancient Legal Theory, Bill Moyers. com (January 2, 2015). nment/bill-moyers-ingenious-pr oject-save-our-climate-using-a ncient-legal-theory

Geoffrey Holland, Move to Amend/Alliance for Democracy, Blog:

Featured Guest, The Children’s Climate Crusade, Bill Moyers and Company Program (January 1, 2015). Bill Moyer's Program

Interview with Bill Paul, Earth Preservers (Dec.12, 2014).

James Conca, “Atmospheric Trust Litigation, Can We Sue Ourselves Over Climate Change,” Forbes Magazine (November 23, 2014).

Alec Johnson, “Blockadia on Trial: What the Jury Did Not Hear,” Huffington Post (November 11, 2014). 

Ruth Kaser, Guest Viewpoint, “Climate Change Tests Our Generation’s Mettle,” Register Guard (November 17, 2014).

Ben J. Mates, Letter to the Editor, "Letter: Windows Don't Open to Cool Planet Earth," Salt Lake Tribune (November 13, 2014).

Jeff Nesbitt, Who Speaks for Earth? At the Edge (November 10, 2014).

Joseph E. Hamilton, The Climate Made Me Do It!, The Boston Globe (August 17, 2014).

Ellen Gilmer, Interview, Energy Wire (August 15, 2015).

Alison Flood, Eco-Terrorist Sentenced to Read Malcolm Gladwell, The Guardian (January 29, 2014)

Husna Haq, Malcolm Gladwell As Punishment? Judge Orders Woman To Read ‘David And Goliath,’ The Christian Science Monitor (January 29, 2014).

Brian Hutchinson, Rebecca Rubin, Canadian Animal Rights Eco-Terrorist’s Mercy Plea Finds a Sympathetic Judge, The National Post (January 28, 2014).

John Johnson, Judge Gives Ecoterrorist Reading List for Jail, Newser (January 28, 2014).

Dirk Vanderhart, One Federal Judge Apparently Agrees with Portland “Public Trust” Campaigners, Portland Mercury (January 28, 2014).

Ben Jervey, Tricks of the Trade: How Big Polluters Hide Climate Lobbying Behind Trade Groups,<><> (January 23, 2014).

Justin Gillis, U.N. Gives Dire Climate Warning, The Register-Guard (January 17, 2014).

Heather Smith, A Keystone XL activist gets his day in court, Grist.Org (October 28, 2014).

Bliss, These teens are taking their climate lawsuit all the way to the Supreme Court, Grist on-line Newsletter, (October 22, 2014).

Peter A. Corning, “The Fair Society, The Right to Life, and the Public, Trust,” Social Evolution Forum (October 17, 2014).

Helen Caswell, “Teens Sue Government Over Climate Change,” Salem Weekly (October 1, 2014). 

Interview, “Teens sue government over climate change -The ongoing story of Chernaik v Kitzhaber,” and Salem Weekly, (October 1, 2014).

Bill Moyer Show, Spotlights Nature's Trust and features Atmospheric Trust Litigation  (September 19th, 2014). Excerpt of Nature's Trust

Matt Rasmussen, “’Rebel’ Cowboys Say We Have No Right to Kick Their Cattle Off Public Lands, GRIST (September 9, 2014). 

Ted Hamilton, The rebellion to save planet Earth: Why civil disobedience could be our last, best hope. Salon Magazine,(September 7, 2014).

Interview with Eric Allen, “The Takeaway,”  KLCC (September 4, 2014).  

Interview with David Steves, “The Golden Anniversary For Wilderness In America, Earthfix, NPR (September 2, 2014). 

Mary Democker, “Does the public trust doctrine that protects air, water, and endangered species apply to climate?,” Oregon Quarterly (August, 2014).

Editorial, Obama to Roll Out Climate Rules, to Dismay of Democratic Candidates, Al Jazeera America (May 7, 2014).

Robert Constanza Book Review, Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age, (May 7, 2014).

Peter Moskowitz, “Federal Report Warns of Dire Climate Consequences, But Will Action Follow?” Aljazeera (May 6, 2014).

Tom McKay, “Young People Across America Are Now Suing the Government,” PolicyMic (May 5, 2014).

Amel Ahmed“Youths Sue U.S. Government over Climate Inaction,” Al Jazeera America (May 4, 2014).

Winona LaDuke, Climate Change: What Will It Take to Get Back to 350 (ppm), Indian Country Today (April 25, 2014).

Tamarra Kemsley, “Teens Sue Federal Government for Not Creating Climate Change Action Plan,” World Nature News, (April 30, 2014).

Sadie Tush, “Fighting for the Atmosphere,” Envision Magazine (April 22, 2014).

David Delk, "Nature's Trust:  Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age,Alliance for Democracy, Populist Dialogues (April 18, 2014).

Tim McDonnell and James West, “No, We Should Not Arrest Climate Deniers,” Mother Jones, (April 1, 2014).

Cindy Hess, "Environmental Law Expert to Discuss Government's Role in Protecting Earth," University of Louisville web pages (March 31, 2014)

Cassandra Profita, EarthFix Conversation: "EarthFix Conversation: Using Environmental Law to Combat Climate Change," EarthFix Reports (March 13, 2014).

Jeremy P. Greenhouse, "Pennsylvania Supreme Court Invokes Public Trust to Strike Down Gas Law," Fire on the River online news (March 12, 2014).

David Bollier, "Joseph Sax's Quest: Legal Protection for Collective Interest," Resilience (March 3, 2014).

David Bollier, "Mary Wood¹s Crusade to Reinvigorate the Public Trust Doctrine," Resilience (February 12, 2014).

Sandro Contenta, The rise and fall of "eco-terrorist" Rebecca Rubin, (February, 2, 2014).

Len Reed, Every Conscience Has a Story and a Price: Editorial Sketchbook, OregonLive (January 28, 2014).

Nigel Dhuara, Canadian Woman Who Aided Ecoterro Firebombings Sentenced to 5 Years In Prison, National Post (January 28, 2014).

KATU Staff, Woman Sentenced to 5 Years for Ecoterrorism Fires, KCBY 11 (January 28, 2014).

Jeremy Brecher, "Getting Action: Climate Protection – The New Insurgency," The Democracy Center (January 23, 2014).

Jessica Debbas, "Court Hears Environmental Reform Case," KEZI News, Eugene, Oregon (January 16, 2014).

Greg Bolt, "Climate Debate Takes Center Court," The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon (January 16, 2014).

Dawn Reeves, Advocates Eye NRD Cases As Next Phase In Climate Litigation Strategy, Climate Policy Watch – Analysis (January 14, 2014).

Mary Wood and Michael Blumm Op Ed, Register Guard (January 14, 2014).  For more information

Fen Montaigne, "A Legal Call to Arms to Remedy Environmental and Climate Ills," Yale Environmental 360 (January 2, 2014).

Jeremy Brecher, "Climate Protection: The New Insurgency." This article is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TruthOut (December 28, 2013).

Don Kahle,  "Marriage, Climate Change: Consider the Unborn," The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon (December 27, 2013).

Jeremy Brecher, Discovering a Legal Tool to Curb climate Change: A New Book Champions the Commons-Based Public Trust Doctrine for Saving the Earth, On the Commons (posted Dec. 2013).

Jaime A Pinkham, "Red Lake Nation Honored for Upholding "Public Trust" Walleye by Walleye  Bush Foundation Blog (November 26, 2013).

Dirk VanderHart, “Trust Issues,” Portland Mercury  (November 6, 2013).  Click here for more information

Liam Moriarty, “The Climate Plan That Time Forgot,” Jefferson Public Radio (November 5, 2013). Click here to listen

Mihailovich, Bart, and Paul Dillon. Radio interview, Down To Earth, KYRS Thin Air Community Radio (Spokane). (October 8, 2013).

Ben Jarvey, Another Judge Agrees: Atmosphere Should be Protected As a Public Trust [Updated], Desmog (Mar. 27, 2013).

Tim Ream, Guest Viewpoint: Climate Crisis Worsens While We Wait for Action, Center for Biological Diversity (January 25, 2013).

David Morris, “Texas Judge Rules the Sky Belongs to All of Us,” Huffington Post (July 26, 2012). 

Elisabeth Kramer, Remembering Yesterday's War, AroundTheO (July 1, 2012)

Jervey, Ben, “Young Americans Sue Government to Stop Global Warming, Polluter Interests Granted Intervention to Defend,”desmogblog.com (April 12, 2012).

Costello, Greg, “The Gathering of the Tribe,” The WELC Blog, (March 16, 2012).

Plitz, Rick, “Hansen:  Climate Science and Moral Responsibility,” (April 8, 2012).

Swanson, David, “As We Ruin Our Kids’ Planet, They Take Us to Court,” 10, 2012).

Plitz, Rick, “Hansen:  Climate Science and Moral Responsibility”.  Available at (April 8, 2012).

"Stand Up for Our Future," iMatter March,

Robinson, Jessica, “Environmentalist Push Climate Change Suits on Behalf of Kids,” Northwest Public Radio, (March 5, 2012).

Schendler, Auden, “Cigarettes’ Lessons for Climate Change, (March 4, 2012).

Bollier, David, “Atmospheric Trust Litigation vs. the Obama Administration,” David Bollier: News and perspectives on the commons, -trust-litigation-vs-obama-adm inistration (December 16, 2011).

Lawrence Hurley, Climate: The Mother Behind Kids’ Long-Shot Crusade, Greenwire (December 19, 2012).

Katherine Ellison, An Inconvenient Lawsuit: Teenagers Take Global Warming to the Courts (May 9, 2012).

Kids Suing U.S. Over Climate Change Inaction, Planetsave (Dec. 9, 2011)

Thompson, Claire, "The Young and the Restless: Kids Sue Government over Climate Change," Grist: A Beacon in the Smog (December 8, 2011).

"The Young and the Restless: Kids Sue Government over Climate Change," Grist: A Beacon in the Smog.  Available at  (December 8, 2011).

McDonald Bennett, Sophia, “Urban Homesteading Brings “Hidden Joys,” The Local Dish: Life on a Plate, (October 31, 2011)."

Professor Mary Wood noted in Register-Guard opinion piece on 'Sharing the Road'

Evans, Chris, "Atmospheric Trust Litigation," West Coast Environmental Law, (June 14, 2011).

Wise, Carla, "Lessons From the Rapture That Wasn't for the Climate Movement? No – Just Ideas on a Way Forward,"  Available at  (June 1, 2011).

Brash, Kate, Young Citizens Lawsuit Seeks to Compel US Action on Climate Change," State of the Planet Blogs, Earth Institute, (May 31, 2011).

EPA: Former General Counsel Martella discusses agency's decision to delay boiler rules," E & ETV, (May 25, 2011).

Loorz, Alec,  Interview, "A Teenager Sues Uncle Sam over Climate Inaction," Living on Earth.  Available at  (May 20, 2011).

Bollier, David, "Climate Activism's Daring New Approach: Atmospheric Trust Litigation," David Bollier: News and perspectives on the commons,, (May 20, 2011).

Florio, Gwen, "Montana Supreme Court orders state to respond to children's climate change lawsuit,", (May 18, 2011).

Benton, Viv, Interview "The Good Life," Australia Radio, 3WBC. Available at (May 12, 2011).

Firger, Daniel, "A Novel Use of the Public Trust Doctrine," Center for Climate Change Law, Climate Law Blog, Columbia Law School, (May 10, 2011).

Black, Richard, "Generation game warms legal climate," Earthwatch,, (May 6, 2011).

Kahle, Don, "Kids take legal route to force grown-ups to save the future," The Register, (May 6, 2011).

Worth, Dan, "A Matter of Trust: What the Next Generation Wants for Mother's Day,", (May 5, 2011).

Boatsie, "guerrilla law-fare: climate activist youth sue government," Daily Kos Community Site, (May 5, 2011).

Nelson, Gabriel, "Young Activists Sue U.S., States Over Greenhouse Gas Emissions,", (May 5, 2011).

"Suit claims fed not protecting Earth,", (May 5, 2011).

Becker, Bill, "Defending the Atmosphere: Part 2," Climate Progress.  Available at (May 5, 2011).

Loorz, Alec, "Why Im Suing the Government of United States," Earth Island Journal: The EnvironmentaList,, (May 4, 2011).

Greenspan, Jesse, "Enviros Launch Climate Change Suits Against US, States,", (May 4, 2011).

Becker, Bill, "Defending the Atmosphere: Part 2," Climate Progress, (May 5, 2011).

Barringer, Felicity, "Suit Accuses U.S. Government of Failing to Protect Earth for Generations Unborn," The New York Times, (May 4, 2011).

Brown, Matthew, "Climate Activists Target States With Lawsuits; Atmosphere As a 'Public Trust'", (May 4, 2011).

Becker, Bill, "Defending the Atmosphere: Part 1," Climate Progress, (May 4, 2011).

Mary Wood and Nature's Trust: Professor's new book will make Public Trust principles available to broad audience," Oregon Lawyer Online, (Spring 2011).

UO Today, Eugene, Oregon, Interview, “Microlivestock and the Urban Homestead: Bringing Meat and Dairy to the Neighborhood.”  Available at  (February 8, 2011).

Hansen, James, "A Conversation with Bill McKibben," grist, (December 22, 2010).

Camilla Mortensen, "Drinking Water: Will Politics or Science Determine Clean Water?" Eugene Weekly, (November 4, 2010), available at

Jonathan Stempel, "Cement Could Unglue Halliburton's BP Spill Defense", (October 29, 2010), available at

Greg Bolt, "Climate Scientist to Speak at UO on Global Warming," The Register-Guard (October 16, 2010), available at

Alex Zielinski, "NASA Scientist to Speak About Climate Change," Eugene Weekly (October 10, 2010), available at

Don Kahle, "Lariviere's Endowment Plan Would Yield Valuable Certainty," The Register-Guard (October 8, 2010), available at

Stempel, Jonathon, "Special Report: BP Oil Spill a Gusher for Lawyers," Reuters News Service, available at (June 30, 2010).

Hollender, Jeffrey et al., "Creating a Game Plan for Transition to a Sustainable U.S. Economy," Solutions, (June 11, 2010).

Kirk Johnson, "Deal Puts Yellowstone Bison on Ted Turner's Range," The New York Times (May 21, 2010).

Taylor, Ted, "Food Security Action No Longer a Choice," Eugene Weekly, (February 25, 2010).

Becker, Bill, "Accepting Responsibility for a Role in Climate Change: 'Blissfully Ignorant' or Morally Responsible?" SolveClimate, (December 13, 2009).

Powershift West, "Inspiring Speech by Mary Wood," (November 24, 2009) (web posting of "People-powered Politics," Keynote Address, Powershift West Rally, Eugene, Oregon (November 8, 2009).).

Climate Crisis Coalition, "Power Shift Kicks Off Global Warming Speeches Across 13 States," Earth Equity News Weekly Edition, (November 16, 2009).

Becker, William S., "Road to Copenhagen – Part 6: Money-Changers in Democracy=s Temple," Huffington Post,—part_b_349478.html (November 7, 2009).

Sierralupe, Sue, "Crowds pack Hult Center for 350 Artists for Climate Change event," available at (October 26, 2009).

Supriano, Sue, interview "The Environment as a Public Trust: Climate Change & Planetary Solutions for Survival,” Available at (July 13, 2009).

Wise, Carla, "Approaching the Global Warming Tipping Point: Creating A Legal Framework For Saving Our Planet," interview reprinted in Viva! Mercy Magazine, Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Silver Spring, MD, (May/June Edition, 2009).

Brotz, Kasimir, "Environmental Activism Brought to a Whole New Level," The Green Pages, Berkeley High Jacket (May 29, 2009).

"Salmon Salvation: Will a new political order be enough to finally bring the dams down?" High Country News (May 4, 2009).

"The Politics of Climate Change," with Laurie Mercier, KBOO 90.7FM, 2, 2009).

Matheson, Kelly, Interview. "Environment is Life: Voices from Human Rights Activists Around the World", available at (February 26, 2009).

Cornwall, Warren, "Columbia salmon plan goes before judge for third try,"The Seattle Times, (February 10, 2009).

Cooper, Matt, "County weighs cap-and-trade for emissions," The Register Guard, B2 (January 3, 2009).

Mortensen, Camilla, "Attacking Ecocrime: Stomping out Oregon's polluters," Eugene Weekly, (November 26, 2008).

Dresser, Janice, "Could Seniors Help 'Save the World'?: U of O Law Professor Mary Wood Thinks So," Northwest Senior and Boomer News (November 2008).

Allison Carey, reading excerpt from Law and Climate Change: Government’s Atmospheric Trust Responsibility, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, Oregon (April 25, 2009) (speech originally delivered February 19, 2008).

Hannah Hoffman, A Global Farce, Oregon Dailey Emerald, Eugene Oregon (November 17, 2008).

"Planetary Patriotism: Professor Mary Wood Formulates Public Trust Doctrine Litigation Strategy to Stem Global Warming," Oregon Lawyer (Fall 2008).

Dahl, Gavin, Interview with Boise Community Radio, 89.9FM.  Available at (August 21, 2008).

Wise, Carla, "Green All the Lawyers," UTNE Reader, (August 19, 2008).

"Activists Urge BLM to Subject Drill Leases to Voluntary EPA GHG Plan," Clean Air Report, Inside Washington Publishers, Volume 19, Issue 14 (July 10, 2008).

Berg, David, "President's Message–The Doctrine of Nature's Trust," The River Otter Journal Vol. XVII, No. 1, (Spring-Summer 2008).

Hall, Bennett, "Law Professor Wants to Use Courts to Fight Global Warming," (June 1, 2008); also posted by Climate Crisis Coalition, (June 1, 2008).

Weinhold, Bob, "Lawyers Get Creative for Climate Change," Society of Environmental Journalists, (May 28, 2008).

Romm, Joseph, "Legal Strategies for Battling Climate Change," Gristmill (blog), posted on print/2008/5/19/111851/251 (May 19, 2008).

Wise, Carla, "Climate Revolutionary: Creating a Legal Framework for Saving our Planet," High Country News (May 12, 2008).

Interview with Marty Matsche and Andy Derringer for forthcoming documentary, (April 23, 2008).

Jason Bradford Interview, "NPR's The Reality Report," KZYX,, Mendocino County, CA (April 14, 2008), available at