Farmers must find a delicate balance between reaping the precious gifts of the earth and protecting them for future generations, especially given the threat of climate change, Pope Francis said.
At Alternet, Cliff Weathers asks: "Is Fracking Really Dying?"
"North Dakota’s numerous gas flares, even visible from the International Space Station, are flickering out as tens of thousands of energy workers are being given their pink slips," Weathers writes. "Small North Dakota towns recently bustling with workers and other fortune seekers are returning to the rural tranquility they once knew."
The Senate’s affirmative vote on the Keystone XL transnational pipeline Thursday came to the disappointment of numerous faith groups, who view the project as harmful to the environment and human health, both now and in the future.
Eco Catholic: "Clearly, the pope wants actions, and he wants real commitments, and we do as well, and we're providing them."
Q and A: "A kind of politics of personality seems to have a grip on Washington. Certainly it's not a place where people go to get problems solved."
A student-led push to remove all investments in fossil fuels from the billion-dollar Georgetown University endowment has come up short.
The Georgetown student newspaper, The Hoya, reported Tuesday that the university's Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility voted Monday night against divestment from the 200 fossil fuel companies with the largest proven reserves, as proposed by the student group GU Fossil Free.
Most of our refrigerators stand as monuments to animal cruelty and environmental destruction.
That’s right, all that chicken, hamburger, steak, bacon, eggs, butter, yogurt, cheese and milk occupying shelf space in your fridge may cause more damage to our planet than the transportation industry.
Eco Catholic: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said the meetings will focus on the EPA's role in addressing the effects of climate change both domestically and internationally.
The Doomsday Clock, a symbol that conveys "how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making," has moved from five minutes to three minutes before midnight.
The announcement was made Thursday by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a group founded in 1945 by University of Chicago scientists who helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project.
We’re a few weeks into 2015, which means many of us are striving to keep our New Year’s resolutions while others have already seen their best intentions collapse under the pressure of daily routines. Every year, we make promises to be better -- we’ll go to the gym, save more money, slow down. But for Christians, every day is an opportunity to make resolutions. We call that repentance.
And this year -- today -- I am repenting of my dependence on fossil fuels.