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June 29, 2012
By P. Joshua Griffin
Episcopal News Service

As forest fires rage across Colorado and unprecedented storms pummel the country from Florida to Minnesota, it’s pretty clear we are facing a “new normal.” It’s also increasingly obvious that climate change is not so much about future generations as it is about our most marginalized brothers and sisters, right here,...

June 28, 2012
By Lisa Palmer
The Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media

Climate change has caused rifts among evangelical Christians, who are sharply divided on the topic. But more evangelicals now are examining a Christian response to the threat posed by a warming atmosphere.

June 28, 2012
By Steve Blackmer
Yale University Notes from the Quad

June 26, 2012
By James Miller
Sustainable China

By Diane Toomey
Yale Environment 360
June 25, 2012

The designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is now focused on the mass extinction of species, a threat she is highlighting on an interactive Web site. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Maya Lin talks about her “What is Missing” project, which she calls her “last memorial.”

June 2012
The Earth Charter Initiative

EVENTS AT RIO

June 22, 2012
United Nations Environment Programme

Rio de Janeiro - The Rio+ 20 Summit ended today with a range of outcomes which, if embraced over the coming months and years, offer the opportunity to catalyze pathways towards a more sustainable 21st century.

Heads of State and more than 190 nations gave the green light to a Green Economy in the context of sustainable...

June 22, 2012
Soka Gakkai International

From June 20-22, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event marked the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) also held in Rio de Janeiro. The Rio+20 conference focused on two themes: a green economy in the context of...

By Cindy Wooden
June 14, 2012
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – As the international community looks for ways to protect the environment while promoting development, it must keep the good of human beings and the protection of human dignity as its central goals, according to the Vatican.

June 13, 2012
By Alex Green
Ekklesia

This month (20-22 June 2012), against a backdrop of severe ecological and financial crises, world governments are meeting in Rio, Brazil, trying to reach an agreement to secure a sustainable future for the planet and its people.

The original Rio Earth Summit in 1992 addressed a number of emerging problems. Many of these are now...