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Philippine delegate, Catholics add voices to Warsaw climate talks

As government delegates began debating climate change in Warsaw Monday, Catholic representatives have worked to ensure the church's voice is heard.

The Conference of the Parties, running until Nov. 22, will review progress since the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which committed industrialized countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Catholic organizations are present in the Polish capital, too, lobbying for action through parallel discussions.

Washington state voters weigh the ethics of genetically modified foods

Grocery aisles in Washington state could look a little different in 2015 if voters approve a ballot measure Tuesday to require product labels to disclose when genetically modified crops are included.

Most of the processed foods and beverages that dominate the shelves are made with some sort of genetically modified crop, like soy or corn.

Campbell Soup Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Kellogg Co. are among the companies pumping money into the fight against the referendum, known as Initiative 522, claiming the measure is misleading, would hurt farmers and raise grocery costs.

Facing the wind a year after Sandy

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The wind picked up in early October, late in the afternoon, seven days before the full moon, which arrived on Oct. 19. 

It took all my energy to convince myself that we weren’t being blown away again. I kept saying the storm can’t be that bad, the moon is not full, the moon won’t pull the tides so far if it is not full. I was right -- and also experiencing post-Sandy traumatic stress syndrome.

Turkson: 'Sustainable food systems for world food security should be our goal'

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The world's current food problems can be linked to a global loss of faith, Ghana's Cardinal Peter Turkson told a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday night.

"The challenge that is facing us is that [the earth] belongs to God in the first place," he said. "It is entrusted to us, given to us in custody, but we may never accept or pretend that we are responsible for this."

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