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Climate Change Report: Weather, Rising Seas Imperil Power Plants
Originally Posted: 07/15/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

In a report obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the Energy Department said Thursday that power plants are at risk of being shut down due to the effects of climate change. In a repo ...

Bringing Climate Justice to Rural Mississippi
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 5:55pm | Type: Blog

On January 1, 1992, Jesus People Against Pollution was founded in Columbia. Residents had discovered that the town had been heavily polluted from the Newsom Brothers/Old Reichhold Chemical Company facility, no ...

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Evangelical Scientists Hold Press Conference to Urge Congress to Act on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/17/2013 - 5:02pm | Type: Press

July 10, 2013 Press Releases In light of the President’s announcement ...

Evangelical Scientists Call for Climate Action
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

When you think of an evangelical Christian, do you think of a climate scientist who is passionately concerned about the impact of climate change? After this week, you should. Wh ...

VIDEO: Five Stages of Climate Grief
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:47am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors As climate change takes its toll on the Earth, many people are paralyzed by inaction—perhaps not out of fear or guilt, but because of despair. To confront climate chang ...

Creation is Groaning
Originally Posted: 07/08/2013 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

Then the story of humanity turns in the span of one chapter. And it all hinges on how the first humans interact with a tree — a part of God’s creation. Have you ever heard someon ...

Evangelism After the Storm
Originally Posted: 07/05/2013 - 12:33pm | Type: Blog

People of faith in particular must stop trying to figure out the letter of God’s law, and engage in the spirit of God’s law – a law that demands love and respect as standards of care for all of God’s creation, ...

Food and Climate Change: The Perfect Penance
Originally Posted: 07/05/2013 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

The more I read and learned, the more I came to understand the sobering facts about the impacts that our industrial food system has on our society. As a nutrition student in coll ...

As the World Turns, Congress Stands Still on Climate
Originally Posted: 07/03/2013 - 7:25am | Type: Blog

Many members of Congress are already taking steps to decry the president’s plan as a “war” – on coal, on American energy, and yes, even on America itself. Forget about future gen ...

G.O.P. Sees Opportunity for Election Gains in Obama’s Climate Change Policy
Originally Posted: 07/02/2013 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

In order to gain substantial backing in the 2014 midterm election, Republicans are beginning to flaunt major environmental and economic issues regarding President Obama’s Climate Change policies. ...

Mourning for the Earth
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Katharine M. Preston To confront climate change, we may need to first deal with our grief. The most preciou ...

Obama’s Climate Action Plan Paves a Road Ahead
Originally Posted: 06/28/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Blog

Yesterday was a momentous day for the creation care movement: after years of inaction from Congress, President Obama announced a major, comprehensive plan of action on climate change. ...

Obama Offers Keystone Surprise in Climate Change Agenda Speech
Originally Posted: 06/26/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama revealed his approval for and was in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline project during his climate change speech on Tuesday. President Barack Obama revealed ...

Obama Readying Emissions Limits on Power Plants
Originally Posted: 06/20/2013 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

With hopes to reduce mass amounts of pollution, President Obama has begun forming a list of ideas to condense the amount of carbon dioxide entering earth’s atmosphere. With hopes ...

Surviving the Next Gulf Oil Spill
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

In an attempt to rebuild the image of the five gulf states—Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, federal and state officials have joined forces on their journey to replenish the damage from 2010& ...

Arkansas Pipeline Spill Casts Shadow Over Keystone XL
Originally Posted: 06/06/2013 - 3:16pm | Type: Blog

The ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline spill galvanized opponents of the Keystone XL Pipeline citing its planned path through major rivers and aquifers. When the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipe ...

Climate Change Causing Longer U.S. Wildfire Season
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

Top United States Forest Service official told Congress hotter, dried conditions produced by climate change are causing America's longer wildfire season and increasing the amount of land burned. ...

Turning Up the Heat
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben No one wants to spend summer vacation in the clink, but that's where a lot us are going to find ourselves. ...

Environmental Groups Support Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 06/03/2013 - 1:25pm | Type: Blog

The Sierra Club, BlueGreen Alliance and Greenpeace have come out in support comprehensive immigration reform measures. The Sierra Club, BlueGreen Alliance and Greenpeace have come ...

A Pattern For Change
Originally Posted: 05/31/2013 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

Each individual and congregation is unique, but there is a different dynamic present in churches working for creative change than in the churches that are stuck. The issue is solved not by more study, but ofte ...

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'Fiddling While the World Burns:' A Faithful Response to Partisan Gridlock
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 8:04pm | Type: Blog

Thanks to people of faith who are watching and speaking up for the care of creation, Gina McCarthy’s nomination will now proceed to the entire Senate floor. By calling on Congress to work for the common good, ...

Tornado Hits Elementary Schools, Levels Homes in Oklahoma
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 5:59pm | Type: Blog

A massive tornado swept through the town of Moore, Okla., on Monday afternoon, destroying homes and hitting an elementary school. Emergency crews were rushing to the scene to rescue staff and students trapped ...

Climate Research Nearly Unanimous: Climate Change Caused by Human Activity
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

97.1% of scientific journals agree that climate change is caused by humans. An overwhelming 97.1 percent of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals agree that climate change ...

The Lord Will Destroy the Destroyers of the Earth (Rev. 11:18)
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

Reflection and restraint, for millennia, have been the twin pillars of historic conservatism. Not now. We in our era have accomplished something no other civilization would have c ...

America's First Climate Refugees
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

The residents of Newtok, Alaska could see their village washed away within 5 years, making them the first American climate refugees. The residents of Newtok, Alaska could see the ...

Obama May Delay Controversial Keystone XL Decision Until 2014
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 2:38pm | Type: Blog

Obama postpones Keystone XL pipeline decision until all the facts are in. Climate defenders should celebrate the news that Obama is continuing to delay signing a permit that would ...

Climate Change Will Cut Habitats by 2080
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

Biologists concluded global warming will destroy more than half of the habitats of most plants and a third of animals by 2080 A recent study by biologists and climate researchers ...

Keep On Keepin' On
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Alycia Ashburn How do we sustain our climate activism? It can't be about fear. IN ORDER TO imagine the s ...

From Kenya, Bearing Testimony and Honoring Story
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

We have come to Kenya to hear our brothers and sisters bear witness to the ways environmental degradation and recent changes in the climate are harming them. Their testimony is disturbing and compelling. Their ...

Mark Driscoll: Gas-Guzzlers a Mark of Masculinity
Originally Posted: 05/09/2013 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

"I know who made the environment. He's coming back and he's going to burn it all up. So yes, I drive an SUV." And after presenting his driving credentials, Rev. Driscoll reportedly added:&q ...

U.S. Emissions Proposal Could Energize UN Climate Negotiations
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

The U.S. climate change envoy proposed allowing countries to create their emissions reduction plans rather than working toward one goal. The U.S. climate change envoy proposed all ...

Religious Belief In Second Coming Of Christ Could Slow Global Warming Action
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

The widespread belief in "end-times" and the "Second coming" of Christ could impact the environmental policy movement negatively. A study published May 1 from ...

The Privilege of Skepticism
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

How do we explain the existence of such ambivalence in North America toward climate change in the face of such shocking predictions? I believe that part of the answer is that we have the privilege of skepticis ...

Climate Change May Bring Drought to Temperate Areas
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

A NASA led study found climate change may increase rainfall in some areas and drought in other areas. A NASA led study found climate change may increase rainfall in some areas an ...

Six Months After Superstorm Sandy, Hope Emerges
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 11:58am | Type: Press

May 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

What Good is a Garden?
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

While relaxing on a friend’s back porch over a spicy vegetarian stew and homemade bread, the conversation turned, naturally, to food. Everyone around the table expressed concern over how much junk food kids ea ...

VIDEO: 6 Months After Superstorm Sandy, Hope Emerges
Originally Posted: 05/02/2013 - 1:23pm | Type: Blog

This week marked six months since Superstorm Sandy left entire communities devastated. But in the midst of this natural disaster, many banded together. Here, a New York filmmaker shows us how tragedy can turn ...

Why Am I Flying to Kenya When I Have So Much Work to Do At Home?
Originally Posted: 05/02/2013 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

Is there anything more important to us than the air we take into our lungs every few seconds? The water that keeps us and all living things going? The soil that roots our food and our communities? Or the weath ...

Hydrofracking Could Strain Water Resources in West
Originally Posted: 05/02/2013 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

The expansion of hydrofracking could strain water resources from Forth Worth to western Colorado. The expansion of hydrofracking could strain water resources from Forth Worth to w ...

General Motors Calls on Washington to Work Together on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 05/02/2013 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

General Motors signs the Climate Declaration. General Motors signed the Climate Declaration. The statement is part of a new initiative by businesses for greater action on global w ...

Earth's Greenhouse Gas Levels Approach Milestone
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

The ratio of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere is approaching with 400 parts per million. The ratio of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere is approaching with 400 parts per m ...

Biblical Economics and Ecology for the 21st Century
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 12:38pm | Type: Blog

The Bible calls for an entire year of rest for the land and its workers, every seventh year. Deuteronomy adds that in that year, everyone’s debts are annulled. (Deut. 15: 1-3). Thus the Bible sees economics an ...

Ocean Temperatures Highest in 150 Years Last Year
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

The sea-surface temperatures were the highest measured in 150 years in 2012. The Sea-surface temperatures were the highest measured in 150 years in 2012. USA Today reports: ...

Keystone XL: People of Faith Say 'All Risk, No Reward'
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

The occurrence of major natural disasters has quadrupled over the last 20 years, leading to increased rates of flooding, drought, famine, and disease that often hit the world's poorest populations the har ...

Temptation in the Consumer Wilderness
Originally Posted: 01/13/2014 - 9:48pm | Type: Preaching the Word

Matthew 4:1-11 Fredric L. Quivik Each year we inject into the atmosphere ...

For God So Loved the Dirt...
Originally Posted: 01/13/2014 - 9:57pm | Type: Preaching the Word

Genesis 2:15 - 3:7 Colossians 1:15-20 Norman Wirzba ...