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June 6, 2011
By Babu Thomas
Christian Today India

The Catholic Church in Goa expressed concern over excessive mining in the state which it said posed a grave threat to ecologically sensitive areas.

Marking World Environment Day on Sunday, the Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP), the social wing of the archdiocese, lamented that mining, deforestation and...

May 31, 2011
United Nations Environment Programme

Nairobi - Whether through a litter clean-up around Mount Everest, a training programme in forest management Costa Rica or a music festival in Belgium, millions of people across the world will join forces to mark World Environment Day (WED) on 5 June 2011.

This year’s WED theme is ‘Forests: Nature at Your...

May 29, 2011
By Duane Elgin
Huffington Post

A growing understanding of our universe reveals two remarkable dynamics at work that together intensify and expand our feeling for the spiritual nature of existence. The first dynamic is the universe story: A grand narrative that portrays humanity as descendants of a vast, creative lineage of life that stretches over nearly...

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Are You Ready for More?

In a world of climate change, freak storms are the new normal. Why we’re unprepared for the harrowing future.

By Sharon Begley
May 29, 2011

Spring 2011
By Richard Conniff
The Journal of the Yale School Forestry & Environmental Studies

May 24, 2011
By Pius Sawa

KAMPALA, Uganda (AlertNet) – When Anglican bishop Nathan Kyamanywa was appointed to his job in 2002, he decided that climate change should be a matter of concern for Christians. Kyamanywa bought 55 tree seedlings and gave one to each of the parishes in his diocese of Bunyoro-Kitara in western Uganda.


May 23, 2011
By Duane Elgin
Huffington Post

May 18, 2011
By Emily Yehle of Greenwire
New York TImes

When a Puerto Rican family moved into its new Rhode Island home last year, it didn’t notice anything amiss about the first-floor apartment on a busy Cumberland street.

But within months, the family’s 3-year-old daughter began getting blisters on her hands. Soon, the toddler’s skin began to peel off, and her mother...

May 18, 2011
By Prabhakar Kumar

Bhagalpur: India has the worst record in South Asia when it comes to the sex ratio. Its 914 girls for every 1000 boys under the age of six. But in one village in Bihar, it’s a...

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Secretary-General, at Event Marking 2,600 Years since Buddha’s Enlightenment, Urges Remembrance of His Message: Tolerance, Respect for All Religions

United Nations Press Release
May 16, 2011

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the special event marking the 2,600th anniversary of the enlightenment of the...