environmental action

  • March 31, 2011

    People of faith are crucial in caring for the planet and mitigating the effects of climate change, says the head of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation.

  • February 16, 2011

    An open-pit mine planned in south-west Alaska is to be investigated by the US Environmental Protection Agency following mass opposition from local indigenous peoples.

  • November 3, 2010

    Biodiversity is shorthand for the rich diversity of the natural world on which we live, and it is under threat. Bob Carling examines issues arising from the Conference of the Parties to the Biodiversity Convention (COP10) and the Lausanne 3 global gathering of evangelical Christians.

  • September 11, 2009

    The Pope has spoken of the "urgent need constantly to defend the environment and the natural world, [and] also to discover its more profound spiritual and religious dimension."

  • August 19, 2009

    With growing fears of climate change and global warming, Miss Earth is the beauty pageant for the new millennium. Contestants must have a strong knowledge of their country’s culture and environment in order to fulfill the ideals of this competition. The winner will be a strong and effective advocate for Mother Earth.

  • May 21, 2007

    A wealthy Brazilian rancher has been convicted of ordering the killing high-profile supporter of landless people Sr Dorothy Stang in 2005. But the Pope's silence has disappointed her family and social justice activists.

  • May 21, 2007

    From 26 May, visitors to one of the UK’s favourite tourist attractions, the Eden Project, will be able to step into the homes of Central American, African and Asian people and experience a little of the reality of trying the survive the daily challenges of a changing climate.

  • April 14, 2007

    As churches and environmental groups prepare to mark Earth day on 22 April, Christian leaders have welcomed a new US ruling on carbon emissions and have urged more action on global warming.