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August 25, 2010

Indo-Americans have applauded India for reportedly rejecting bauxite mining by multinational company in remote tribal area of Orissa, which the environmentalists had described as devastating to the area environment and tribes considered sacred.

Noted Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Government of India...

August 21, 2010
By Ray Column
The Tennessean

A low moment early in the agonized public reaction to the Gulf oil disaster was when Texas Governor Rick Perry suggested the deadly explosion and poisonous spill were acts of God.

He was referring to the contractual, legal definition — act of God as an extraordinary, unforeseen natural event beyond our control. But it...

August 18, 2010
By Kimberley C. Patton
Washington Post

“The sea can wash away all evils.” The ancient Greek playwright Euripides gave these words to the exiled priestess Iphigenia, indentured to the goddess Artemis in a strange land. Can seawater ritually clean her refugee brother Orestes, even of the blood-stain of matricide? Her answer to King Thoas is unequivocal. There is...

August 19, 2010
By Brendan Borrell
The Guardian

The Qur’an teaches respect for the environment. But Moroccan activist Mohamed Attaoui has found the authorities less keen.

August 16, 2010
By Stephen Bede Scharper
Toronto Star

Last month, the Grey Roots Museum in Owen Sound unveiled an 11-foot wood carving depicting “Chaos on Turtle Island.”

August 16, 2010
By Martin Revis
Episcopal Life Online

[Ecumenical News International, London] Support for United Nations talks on biodiversity will be marked in Britain by the biggest nationwide peal of bells since celebrations to mark the eve of the third millennium, organizers say.

August 15, 2010
Baltic Review

Hindus have applauded Norway’s Oya Festival (Oyafestivalen) for being a sustainable and green festival in an environmentally friendly zone, calling it “a step in the right direction”.

August 14, 2010

DHARAMSHALA, India – The Dalai Lama said global warming could be to blame for devastating flooding and mudslides across Asia as he offered prayers on Saturday for victims of the disasters.

August 14, 2010
By Justin Gillis
New York Times

August 11, 2010
By Jay Lindsay 
Associated Press

WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) — The stretch of shoreline owned by a Massachusetts religious order is a place where even the sounds add to the stillness. Bells jangle on buoys as birds chatter and the tide slides in a soft rush past scattered clammers.

“It’s a refuge of silence,” said the Rev. Stan Kolasa, director of a retreat...