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April 6, 2011
By Rabbi Lawrence Troster
Huffington Post

1. God created the universe.

April 4, 2011
America Magazine

April 2, 2011
The Huffington Post

NEW DELHI – The Dalai Lama said Saturday that India should be seriously concerned about the melting of glaciers in the Tibetan plateau as millions of Indians use water that comes from there.

The Tibetan spiritual leader quoted Chinese experts as saying that the Tibetan glaciers were retreating faster than any elsewhere in the world.


March 22, 2011
Times of India

KANPUR: Hundreds of `sadhus’ from Braj Mandal, `bhakts’ of Lord Krishna, farmers, environmentalists and residents of Etawah participated in a `padyatra’ to save the Yamuna from pollution.

The march which started from Allahabad on March 3, covered Kaushambi, Fatehpur, Kanpur and Auraiyya to reached Etawah on Tuesday.


March 3, 2011
New Scientist

NATIVE Americans in southern California do not see a bright side to the prospect of six new solar-energy projects crowding the Mohave, Sonoran and Colorado deserts they have called home for thousands of years.

A group called La Cuna de Aztlan Sacred Sites Protection Circle has united with activists to challenge the projects, which have been...

March 1, 2011
By Brij Khandelwal
Indian News Post

A movement launched by the ascetics and Sri Krishna devotees of the Braj Mandal to save the Yamuna river from pollution is now gaining momentum.

Agra/Gokul (IANS) – Hundreds of ascetics and activists have reached Sangam (confluence) at Allahabad...

February 24, 2011
United Nations Environment Programme

Nairobi - A major sustainable development conference in Brazil next year offers a key opportunity to accelerate and to scale-up a global transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient Green Economy, a meeting of the world’s environment ministers has signaled.

2011 Sasakawa Prize winners bring Forest Management and Sustainable Development to Rural Communities in Latin America and Asia

United Nations Environment Programme
February 23, 2011

Nairobi (Kenya) - Two projects conserving forests and promoting sustainable development in remote rural communities of Latin America and Asia are the laureates of the 2011 UNEP...

New UNEP Report Underlines Sustainable Public Policy and Investment Path on the Road to Rio+20

United Nations Environment Programme
February 21, 2011

Nairobi/World - Investing two per cent of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy a new report launched today says.

February 20, 2011
Press Release

Hindus have commended the Global Climate Change policy statement of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) which says, “Policies addressing global climate change should enhance rather than diminish the economic situation of people in poverty”.