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January 24, 2011
By Gregory M. Lamb
The Christian Science Monitor

Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai, who founded the Green Belt Movement, says spiritual values are the key to healing ourselves and our environment.

New York — On a visit to Japan, Wangari Maathai learned the story of the hummingbird and the forest fire. While the other animals run in fear or...

Longstanding Chinese ideals, which seek balance between man and nature, could help humans find a better way of living, writes Pan Yue, China’s vice minister for environmental protection.

By Pan Yue
January 11, 2011 

Traditional Chinese thought not only calls for the unity of man and nature, but provides the tools that allowed China to...

January 5, 2011
Yale Daily Bulletin

A pledge of $3 million will endow a joint senior faculty appointment between Yale Divinity School/Berkeley Divinity School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES) in honor of H. Boone Porter, a graduate of Yale College, Berkeley and FES, and his wife, Violet M. Porter.

January 5, 2011

Sir Paul McCartney is reportedly urging India to declare a National Vegetarian Day and Hindus have thrown their weight behind his call to celebrate meat-free living and compassion toward animals.

Well known Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that vegetarianism, besides reducing greenhouse gas emissions, was good for...

January 5, 2011
By Philip Kennicott
Washington Post

When the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., opened on Memorial Day 2007, temperatures inside the 100,000-square-foot complex began to spike. Huge crowds of warm bodies will do that to an HVAC system, and it took months of tweaking through the museum’s first hot summer to get the system working properly.

December 28, 2010
By Bob Doppelt
The Register-Guard
December 28, 2010
By Bob Doppelt
The Register-Guard

The holidays are a time of friends, family and faith. For...

By Lawrence Troster
Conservative Judaism 62: 1-2 (Fall-Winter 2010-2011)

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Biodiversity Year Ends on a High Note as UN General Assembly Backs Resolution Signing into Life an ‘IPCC-for Nature’

December 21, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

New York/Nairobi - A new international body aimed at catalyzing a global response to the loss of biodiversity and world’s economically-...

Exiled Buddhist leader told US ambassador to India that ‘political agenda should be sidelined’ in favour of climate issues

By Jason Burke
The Guardian
December 16, 2010

December 16, 2010
Indo-Asian News Service

Kolkata - The fast-melting glaciers in the Himalayas could destroy Hindu pilgrimage spots as well as the caves where thousands of sadhus meditate, and monks have decided to launch a green movement by planting trees in and around Kolkata city and the Sundarbans area, said a spiritual leader just back from the Cancun climate summit.