Category - Environment

  • 28 Aug 2013

    Critics say the government's badger cull will prove bad for farmers, taxpayers and wildlife, as well as flying in the face of scientific evidence.

  • 27 Aug 2013

    Back on Sunday 14 October 2012, The Observer newspaper published a letter from some of the world's leading animal scientists, explaining why they believe that the badger cull started by the UK government this week risks becoming a costly distraction from nationwide TB control.

  • 23 Aug 2013

    A book launched in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last month reinforced debate on the theme of eco-theology in Latin America.

  • 18 Aug 2013

    Sacred Earth offers a singular vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and humanity - one that is under pressure or even threat in many parts of the globe at the moment. Welcoming the artistic production, Simon Barrow looks at the philosophy, art and indeed theology that may underpin a respect for the world and the relations embodied in it.

  • 3 Aug 2013

    Citizens concerned about the risks of deep sea mining targeted the Deep Sea Mining Industry Summit last week, picketing the Cumberland Hotel in London.

  • 3 Jul 2013

    The WCC General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit shared reflections on diakonia at the DIAKONIA 21st World Assembly, which is being held in Berlin 1 to 8 July.

  • 25 Jun 2013

    What are the Big Ideas that will change the world? Friends of the Earth is inviting answers as part of its new project which launched online on 24 June.

  • 9 Jun 2013

    The grim facts of environmental degradation are causing worldwide economic loss and that means greater poverty and health problems, says Fr Shay Cullen, focusing on the ecological and financial cost of coal, and upon the impact on East Asia. Time and again short term benefits are mostly for the rich while the environmental damage hurts the poor, he says, citing a report commissioned by the G8 and the United Nation's Environmental Programme.

  • 24 May 2013

    The convener of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland has emphasised the urgent need to tackle climate change.

  • 22 Mar 2013

    Leading charities have expressed disappointment that the Prime Minister is not attending a high-level global development panel that he co-chairs.