Eco Catholic: Climate change deniers are increasingly running into true believers in big business and the Pentagon.
Two strong statements on climate change came out of the Vatican last week.
At the close of a one-day conference April 28, scientists, world leaders and interfaith leaders issued a declaration, which in part stated “Human-induced climate change is a scientific reality, and its decisive mitigation is a moral and religious imperative for humanity.”
In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, a Catholic sister in Louisville, Ky., is doing her part to bring clean water to the impacted areas.
Eco Catholic: Pope Francis will soon release his encyclical on the environment. We look at what he's said in the past for hints about what may come.
Claiming a moral responsibility to speak and act for environmental stewardship and the world’s poor, the Church of England announced Thursday it would divest from companies mining high-emissions-emitting fossil fuels.
The Anglican church’s pension board and church commissioners announced Thursday evening in a new climate change policy that it would cease direct investments in any company generating more than 10 percent of its revenues from the extraction of thermal coal (mainly used in power generation) or tar sands oil, totaling 12 million euro ($13.43 million).
Editor's Note: Later this summer, Pope Francis will release his encyclical on the environment and human ecology. The highly anticipated teaching document will be the first from a pope to focus specifically on creation and human relationship with it.
The Vatican summit Tuesday on climate change and sustainable development brought together a mix of researchers and religious leaders “to help strengthen the global consensus on the importance of climate change in the context of sustainable development,” according to the event’s program.
Two groups expressing doubt about the wide scientific consensus regarding global climate change have strongly criticized an upcoming Vatican summit on the issue, hosting a press conference in Rome where they also forcefully warned Pope Francis against speaking on the subject.
Claiming that globally used models of the effects of carbon emissions on the environment are invalid, speakers at the event said the pope would be making a "great mistake" if he expressed support for Tuesday's Vatican event or tackled climate change in his upcoming encyclical of the environment.
More than 3,600 people were known to have been killed and more than 6,500 others injured after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit a mountainous region near Kathmandu.
Many people are concerned about Pier 55, the latest privately funded development of artificial land on the Hudson River in Manhattan.
Those who are concerned should read Gotham Unbound by Ted Steinberg. It is an environmental history of New York City showing that we became who and what we are by selling the water and building land into it, year after year, decade after decade. As a near ode to the oyster, it succeeds in showing how the Dutch origins of Manhattan brought the Dutch ingenuity about water’s persistent relationship with land.