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June 4, 2010
By Charles Agboklu
AllAfrica Global Media

The issue of climate change has not only become topical globally but also a very essential cross-cutting subject in all socio-economic sectors of the economy including governance. The issue therefore needs to be addressed by national institutions including religious organisations in Ghana.

June 1, 2010
By Max Carter
The Washington Post

Q: The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a widening environmental, economic and political crisis. Is it also a moral crisis? How does religion influence our use and abuse of the natural world? Does religion help or harm the environment?

May 26, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Kigali/Nairobi/Worldwide - From Hollywood stars to schoolchildren, millions of people on every continent will take action for the planet on 5 June for World Environment Day.

Under the theme ‘Many Species. One Planet. One Future’, this year’s event will celebrate the incredible diversity of life on...

At the first global green Hindu event on Saturday, we were reminded of the scriptural imperative to protect our fragile earth

May 24, 2010
By Kusum Vyas
The Guardian

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From Ecological Disaster to Constitutional Crisis: the Long Struggle Over the Xingú Dams Comes to a Climax at Belo Monte

May 18, 2010
By Terence Turner

May 17, 2010

A first-time workshop in Bhutan today is bringing together religious leaders, government officials and conservationists to discuss how to better protect sacred natural sites in the region.

The workshop comes amid renewed interest from religious leaders worldwide in supporting conservation efforts.

For example, during the last two years Malaysia’s...

May 14, 2010
By Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe
The Huffington Post

My Relatives,

Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders. I ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in prayer.

We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great...

May 10, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Nairobi - Natural systems that support economies, lives and livelihoods across the planet are at risk of rapid degradation and collapse unless there is swift, radical and creative action to conserve and sustainably use the variety of life on Earth.

This is one principal conclusion of a major new assessment of the current...

May 10, 2010

Full title: Sins Against Nature and God: We Are All Accountable for Ignoring the Global Consequences of Environmental Exploitation

By Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
The Huffington Post

Once again, in a matter only of a few years, the eyes of the world are turned with suspense toward the Gulf Coast. Sadly, the oil spill is following a path similar to...

May 11, 2010

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More than an oil spill

Disasters helped launch, and have reinvigorated, the environmental movement, but not all such events are equal.

By James William Gibson
The Los Angeles Times

We may well be living with the consequences of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill for the rest of the 21st century. But judging by past environmental...