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June 22, 2011

ACFN members protest Municipal Council’s refusal to meet with its Chief and Council about creation of outstanding reserve lands

June 21, 2011

How a Campaign of Fear and Intimidation Led to the Gray Wolf’s Removal from the Endangered Species List

By James William Gibson
Earth Island Journal
Summer 2011

June 20, 2011
By Duane Elgin
Huffington Post

June 18, 2011
By Nitin Sethi
Times of India

NEW DELHI: Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh has gone ahead and paved the legal ground to regulate development work along 135 kilometres of the Bhagirathi river from Gaumukh to Uttarkashi after the Uttarakhand government failed to do so.

June 16, 2011
By Fredrick Nzwili
Ecumenical News International

Nairobi, Kenya - The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) is looking forward to working with the faith communities in Africa on environmental issues, retired South African Anglican Bishop Geoffrey Davies said.

June 15, 2011
The Hindu 

On Tuesday, India signed a deal for a $1-billion loan from the World Bank to clean up the Ganga. Just a day earlier, in a tragic coincidence, a 34-year old swami died after a four month-long hunger strike, protesting the mining mafia illegally quarrying in the river.

June 14, 2011
By Nida Najar
New York Times

NEW DELHI — Indian officials signed an agreement with the World Bank on Tuesday to use a $1 billion loan to finance the first major new effort in more than 20 years to cleanse the revered Ganges, one of the world’s dirtiest rivers.

Norderstedt’s Muslim community to build a £2m mosque with wind turbines in its minarets

By Siobhan Dowling
June 13, 2011

A small Muslim community in northern Germany is pioneering renewable...

June 12, 2011
By Duane Elgin
Huffington Post

What does a thriving way of life look like in a post consumerist society? Many aspects of a thriving future can be found by stepping into a contemporary co-housing community or eco-village.

June 10, 2011
By Thomas E. Lovejoy 
New York Times

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are pushing 400 parts per million (p.p.m.) — up from the natural pre-industrial level of 280 p.p.m. Emissions for last year were the highest ever. Rather than drift along until a calamity galvanizes the world, and especially the United States, into precipitous action, the time to act is...