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January 4, 2012
By Anne White
Green Community Connections

Reflecting our interdependent relationship with the Earth

The Green Sanctuary Committee at Unity Temple takes a multifaceted approach to environmental advocacy. The goal of all of our activities is to actively engage our Unitarian Universalist congregation in order to deepen our knowledge about...

December 16, 2011
By Karen Rubin
Long Island Populist Examiner

Long Islanders gathered to send a message to Albany that New York State should ban hydraulic fracturing altogether, rather than parse new rules to unleash natural gas extraction companies to dig some 70,000 wells upstate.

Representatives from Food & Water Watch, Grassroots Environmental Education, Reach...

December 11, 2011
United Nations Environment Programme

Significant Emissions Gap However Remains With Doubts on How it Will be Decisively Bridged by 2020

Kyoto Protocol to Continue-But Covers Only a Fraction of the Necessary Global Emissions

Durban - Several key and important steps forward were agreed at the UN climate convention...

A climatologist in West Texas takes on skeptics with scientific data — and her own faith as an evangelical Christian.

By Neela Banerjee
Los Angeles Times
December 7, 2011

Reporting from Lubbock, Texas

When Katharine Hayhoe was faced with telling a group of petroleum engineers in the heart of the Texas oil patch that the main culprit for...

December 7, 2011
University of Maryland Newsdesk

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A majority of Americans professing belief in God favor cooperative international efforts to combat climate change and the spread of nuclear weapons, says a new public opinion poll conducted jointly by the University of Maryland’s Center for International and Security Studies at...

December 5, 2011
By Beth Buczynski

For the first time in Canadian history, First Nations, whose territory encompasses the entire coastline of British Columbia, have publicly united to oppose the transport of tar sands crude oil through their land.

December 3, 2011
By Sudeshna Sarkar

KAVRE, Nepal - There are gasps from the audience as a series of shocking images flash across the screen: human hands eaten away by arsenic, the carcass of a cow so emaciated that it looks two-dimensional, a starved child with matchstick legs grasping at the udder of an animal...

December 2, 2011

There are several photos online from Durban  of the 2 December press conference by interfaith groups:

The webcast is available at:

November 30, 2011
By Juliet Eilperin
Washington Post

A broad coalition of civic leaders, elected officials, and labor, environmental and social activists launched a campaign Wednesday aimed at convincing U.S. politicians that they should curb greenhouse gas emissions for moral and ethical reasons.

November 30, 2011
By Seán McDonagh
National Catholic Reporter

Fr. Seán McDonagh is in Durban, South Africa, reporting on the UN Climate Change Conference 2011. He will be providing updates throughout the conference. On Monday, McDonagh attended the opening address by South African President Jacob Zuma.

The United Nations climate change conference at the...