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Ten years after Katrina, Mississippi resident is back where he belongs


After evacuating for Hurricane Katrina, Malcolm Ware couldn't wait to get back to his apartment at the Santa Maria del Mar Retirement Community and the shrimp awaiting him in his deep freeze.

"Somebody had given me five pounds of shrimp, which I had put in the deep freeze the night before we left," he said. "I thought, 'Boy, I hope the power doesn't go off because, when I get back, I can eat my shrimp.'"

Pope’s encyclical cited as totem pole blessed on way to coal mines


Portland Mayor Charlie Hales got a roar of approval Monday when he told a packed Catholic church that he opposes new fossil fuel projects that would affect his city.

The crowd of more than 400 at St. Philip Neri Church had convened for the blessing of a totem pole that residents of Washington state's coastal Lummi Nation carved as a symbol of opposition to coal export facilities along the Columbia River.

Kenya’s Council of Churches launches climate change campaign ahead of Paris conference


While calling for global carbon emissions cuts, Kenya’s National Council of Churches has launched a multifaith campaign to lobby governments, industries and multilateral agencies to agree on a binding treaty at the United Nations climate change talks in Paris later this year.


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October 9-22, 2015


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