Marabou storks perch on a tree at sunrise in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
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As a major conference on the global biodiversity crisis opens in Montreal, a conservation biologist explains how ideas about protecting nature have evolved over the past 40 years.
The Pope in Congress: receptive audience?
Pope Francis has embroiled himself in the partisan politics of the US by taking on important yet hot-button issues that span the political spectrum.
Pope Francis and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are together seeking to mobilise world opinion to change the way we live and produce.
On his first visit to the US, Pope Francis will highlight the challenges of poverty and sustainability. A related issue, he acknowledges, is population. So what does that mean for Catholic teaching?
Laudato Si’: for some, a guide to personal values and morals in the Anthropocene.
The ink is still drying on the Pope’s Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si’” or “On Care for Our Common Home,” and scholars, critics and pundits will analyze and assess it for years to come. But one aspect of…
Among certain minority religious communities, there’s a focus on homegrown or locally grown food.
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Yes, environmental racism is still a problem, but recent research shows that minority groups care about protecting the environment because of the positive experiences they’ve had.
The latest papal encyclical provides a lesson in public discourse.
The papal encyclical uses moral arguments for environmental protection, yet as a philosophical statement, it’s a terrific example of “public reason.”
The pope’s encyclical on ecology addresses all individuals who want to live with integrity – and their ability to take personal actions on global problems.
Laudato Si’ challenges us to examine the root causes of environmental ills and injustices.
The pope’s encyclical Laudato Si’ tells us to protect nature and act on climate change for more than reasons of self interest.
As a geopolitical figure, the pope has urged the West to combat global poverty and preserve the environment.
By equating human rights to the protection of nature, the pope’s encyclical opens up an international debate with broad political implications.
Showing his stripes: visiting a favela in Brazil in 2013.
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The pope’s encyclical turns climate change into a moral discussion by focusing on the disproportionate impact of climate change on poor countries and regions.