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February 19, 2010
By John Gehring
The Washington Post

The recent blizzard of bunk coming from climate change deniers giddy over the recent Snowmageddon that paralyzed the nation’s capital is a classic case of putting ideology and politics before science. While the overwhelming body of evidence from experts points to human causes exacerbating climate change - this means...

February 17, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Kigali (Rwanda)/Nairobi (Kenya) - Rwanda, the East African country that is embracing a transition to a Green Economy, will be the global host of World Environment Day 2010, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.

World Environment Day (WED), which aims to be the biggest global celebration for...

February 18, 2010
By Sara Israelsen-Hartley
Deseret News

PROVO — The Jordan River may be sacred to millions of Christians and Jews, but that sacredness hasn’t kept it from becoming a polluted waterway.

February 16, 2010

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British Bishops Urge ‘Carbon Fast’ for Lent
British bishops urge Christians to go on environmentally friendly ‘carbon fast’ for Lent

The Associated Press

Several prominent Anglican British bishops are urging Christians to keep their carbon consumption in check this Lent.

The 40-day period of penitence before Easter typically...

February 13, 2010

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India’s Holy Ganges to Get a Cleanup
Government Embarks on $4 Billion Campaign to Treat Heavily Polluted Waters; Devout Hindus Revere River as ‘Goddess’

By Krishna Pokharel
India News

VARANASI, India—More than a million devout Hindus bathed in the Ganges River Friday, braving the risk of terrorist attack, stampede and petty...

February 9, 2010
News Blaze

Dongria Kondh tribe of Orissa (India), in an advertisement in the prestigious Variety magazine, asked Oscar winner “Avatar” director James Cameron for help in their struggle to defend their sacred mountain.

February 7, 2010
Indo-Asian News Service

New Delhi - Countries should take help from religious leaders to create mass understanding about global warming and thus help curb it, according to Wangari Maathai, Nobel laureate from Kenya.

“We should solicit the support of religious groups,” Maathai, a 2004 Nobel peace prize winner said late Saturday at the Delhi Sustainable and...

January 28, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Port-Au-Prince – Two weeks after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January, a massive humanitarian operation is underway and aid is beginning to reach those who desperately need it in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas. The most urgent priorities remain water, health care, shelter and...

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Minister Preaches a Green Message
Groups, Politicians Reach Out to Priest Who Works to Improve Environment

January 27, 2010
By Yukari Iwatani Kane
The Wall Street Journal

When a San Francisco nonprofit was pushing a controversial California bill last year to remove the restrictions on energy that residents can generate from solar and wind...

Full title: Papal Message on Peace and the Environment Emphasizes Humanity’s Responsibility to Safeguard the Environment

January 26, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Nairobi - The Vatican’s permanent diplomatic representative to Kenya on Tuesday re-emphasized humanity’s intrinsic connection to the environment and the well being of the planet.