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New Software Tracks Carbon Emissions Close to Home
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

New tracking software developed by Kevin Gurney, an ecologist at Arizona State University is intended to help cities across the country keep their word on climate. New tracking s ...

Report: Climate Change Linked to Costly Natural Disasters
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

A report from Munich Re links increased natural disasters from climate change and associated costs. It’s been a good week for getting real. After Tuesday’s revelation that the ...

Climate Action Prayer Rally at the 2nd Presidential Debate
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 6:34pm | Type: Event

Alycia Ashburn October 16, 2012 - 6:00pm Hofstra ...

The Next Great Moral Movement
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 3:12pm | Type: Blog

We need to set and enforce a limit on all remaining global warming pollution on the national and international scale, which will, we hope, keep warming to within 2oC. In my last ...

Divest from Fossil Fuels. Now.
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 2:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben You can have a healthy fossil-fuel industry or a healthy planet, but you can't have both. ...

'Farming in Hell'—the New Normal?
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Aana Marie Vigen and Nancy C. Tuchman Our food system is a cause as well as a victim of climate change. EVEN ...

Three Numbers that Predict the Future of the Planet
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

We need to set an enforceable limit on global warming pollution on the national and international scale, and then we need to enforce it as if our future largely depends on it. Because it does. ...

A Christian With Conjunctions
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

The stakes of silence are high. If we don’t speak out and act on our moral mandate to reconcile with creation, we risk destroying God’s very creation. For most of my life, I have ...

Climate Change, Poverty, Distractions, and Denial
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 1:45pm | Type: Blog

As Jesus calls upon humankind to “love thy neighbor," and as the Old Testament prophets remind us to strive for justice, we recognize that within a deeply connected world “neighbor” implies all that God h ...

Arctic Ice Melt and Our Christian Call
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

The melting of sea ice during summer in the Arctic is part a natural cycle, but the rate at which the sea ice is currently melting is unprecedented, as illustrated in today’s BBC News. ...

War No More (Sticker)
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 11:55am | Type: Product

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Holy Ground (PDF)
Originally Posted: 08/22/2013 - 3:45pm | Type: Product

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Live Simply (Sticker)
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Product

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Christians and the Environment (PDF)
Originally Posted: 08/22/2013 - 2:40pm | Type: Product

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Why We Eat Organic Foods (in Spite of Today's Headlines)
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 4:52pm | Type: Blog

Slow down, folks. Read the articles, not just the attention-grabbing headlines. What the scientists discovered was basically this: Take two identical, ripe, juicy, fresh peaches, one of which was grown organic ...

The Deadly Misnomer of 'Fossil Fuels'
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Calvin B. DeWitt Just because you can set something on fire doesn't mean you should. COAL, NATURAL gas, ...

BREAKING: Massive Earthquake Hits Philippines This Morning
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 9:29am | Type: Blog

According to Reuters (via Chicago Tribune): An earthquake of 7.9 magnitude struck off the Philippines on Friday and a tsunami warning has been issued for the region, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. ...

An Olive Agenda: Our Path to Economic Opportunity and Environmental Sustainability
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

An examination of current public debate reveals a divide between the “brown agenda” of economic opportunity and the “green agenda” of environmental sustainability. An examination ...

July 2012: Hottest Month on Record for the U.S.
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 1:43pm | Type: Blog

New results from the National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration show that July 2012 was the hottest summer on record for the United States, since accurate record keeping began in 1895. With an average temperat ...

Why Bill McKibben is the New Noah
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 1:01pm | Type: Blog

If we do Bill McKibben's three things, there's a possibility that we can reverse climate change, restore health to our skies, earth, and oceans, and move forward into a future where our grandkids can ...

What Not to Burn
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 12:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey How not to set fire to everything under the sun. Have you heard the old adage, “Just because yo ...

Finding Common Ground on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

Does this year's extreme weather indicative of climate change? Fred Krupp writes in The Wall Street Journal : One scorching summer doesn't confirm that c ...

Global Warming 'Converted Skeptic' Explains the Switch
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

Richard Muller’s announcement that he's changed his mind on climate change sparked a media flurry throughout the week, and NPR’s Science Friday host, Ira Flatow, interviewed him today. ...

Big Brain. Big Heart?
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben What explains our moral leaders' mealy-mouthed silence on climate change? IN EARLY JUNE, a ...

Eye on the Sparrow
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 12:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Beth Norcross Near the end of his life, Howard Thurman was called "one of the greatest spiritual resources of this nation." He ...

Christiana Figueres
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 9:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Wilson-Black Four Questions for Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change ...

Legal Costs Continue to Burden BP
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

Another $847 million has been added to BP's legal costs following the oil spill. From The Guardian : The Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues to plague BP more than ...

Religious Roots of Trees Branch into Many Faiths
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

Whether churchgoers realize it or not, the trees in their churchyards have religious roots. SALT LAKE CITY — Whether churchgoers realize it or not, the trees in their churchyards ...

Climate Change Has Dramatic Effect on Greenland's Ice Sheet
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

Writing for The Huffington Post, Joanna Zelman reports on a new NASA study: Writing for The Huffington Post , Joanna Zelman reports on a new NASA study: Unpreceden ...

Young Evangelicals Stepping Up on Climate Action
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 8:21am | Type: Blog

In seeking to live as Christ’s disciples, Y.E.C.A. has come to see the climate crisis not only as a pressing challenge to justice and freedom, but also as a profound threat to “the least of these” with whom Je ...

Do Urban Farms Reduce Crime Rates?
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 12:37pm | Type: Blog

Mother Jones examine the growing phenomenon of urban farms, and the effects that they are having on their communities.   Mother Jones  examine the growing phenomenon of ...

Parents vs. Climate Change?
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

For The Daily Beast, Mark Hertsgaard asks why parents aren't taking the potential effects of climate change on their children's lives more seriously. For The Dai ...

Bill Nye on Climate Change and Wildfires
Originally Posted: 07/13/2012 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

Bill Nye the Science Guy may not be a real scientist, but he tells CNN's news anchor that he knows how to read a chart, and when you look at the data on climate change, journalistic objectivity shouldn� ...

Eco-Tragedies and Reconciliation in a Broken World
Originally Posted: 07/13/2012 - 1:30pm | Type: Blog

I was expecting something special, but internally I was hedging from being disappointed by yet another overhyped Christian event that falls short of its promise. Rest and renew ...

New Study Finds Fracking Can Pollute
Originally Posted: 07/10/2012 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

Salon reports on a new study which suggests that "fracking" can pollute water sources. Salon reports on a new study which suggests that "fracking" can ...

North Carolina Continues to Ignore Science
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Blog

According to the Atlantic Cities, lawmakers in North Carolina have chosen to ignore studies that show sea levels are rising faster than previously expected in favor of developing new housing along the coast. ...

Faith and Grace for the Gulf
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

In huge news last week that was largely overwhelmed by the Supreme Court ruling on health care, Washington came together last week to direct the Clean Water Act fines from BP's oil drilling disaster of 20 ...

A Catholic Nun, A Teenage Girl, and Climate Justice
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

Communities across the globe are being affected by the impacts of climate change, from food insecurity to extreme temperatures, but those with more resources are better able to adapt. Climate change is having ...

New Documentary Highlights Disastrous Climate Change in Bangladesh
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 10:13am | Type: Blog

The Atlantic profiles a new documnetary called Bangladesh: On The Frontlines of Climate Change. The Atlantic profiles a new documnetary called Bangladesh: On The Frontli ...

The Global Warming Hoax
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 1:01pm | Type: Blog

We can now admit it: global climate change is one big hoax. But let’s give credit to the special effects experts who have given us wildfires, downpour, and record heat this past month writes Bill McKibben. ...

Summer Lovin’ and Creation at Church Camp
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 12:26pm | Type: Blog

Summer camp integrated me into a Christian community that sought to reconcile humans with creation. In my family, working at church camp in the summer meant falling in love with t ...

Haiti's Only Hope
Originally Posted: 07/03/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

Unlike the deforestation that has happened in Colorado in a matter of days, Haiti’s 98-percent deforestation has happened over centuries. The destruction to Haiti’s natural environment is almost complete. ...

Why Gas is Too Cheap
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Hulteen and Tom Witt What happens when a church tries to recognize the real cost of fossil fuels? CHOOSIN ...

Climate Change v. Poverty: A False Dichotomy?
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

Final part of its series on evangelicals and climate change. In the final part of its series on evangelicals and climate change, The Christian Post 's Napp Nazworth ...

Wild Goose 2012: An Exercise in Mindfulness
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

I didn’t expect was for one of the most indelible lessons of the week to come from the RV we used. How do you know when someone has a Prius? Don’t worry; they’ll tell yo ...

Leading the Way, Like Luther
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

It takes a special person, after all, to get others excited about God’s creepy crawly little creatures and to use that excitement to launch a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship. ...

Climate Scientist, Christian on Climate Change and Wildfires
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

Fires are intimately related to temperature, humidity, and rainfall. So it makes sense to ask—is climate change making these fires worse? Do our energy choices, which include burning coal and gas and oil and i ...

Congress Stops Subsidizing the Utility Industry with Children’s Health
Originally Posted: 06/20/2012 - 5:13pm | Type: Blog

In a full vote Wednesday morning the Senate rejected a measure intended to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), a rule that would ...

Robert Redford: Quit Funding Dirty Energy!
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Robert Redford: "We should not be subsidizing the destruction of our planet." Writing for The Huffington Post , actor and environmental activist Robert Redford ...

Evangelicals and Climate Change: What Does the Future Hold? (Pt. 1)
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:48pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...