A bad year for bees

Colony collapse disorder, the mysterious scourge that has been killing off honeybees since 2005, has suddenly become a lot more deadly. This past winter, as many as half of all hives succumbed to the disorder—up from one third annually in recent years, and between 5 and 10 percent when hives were healthy. “It is a catastrophe in progress,” beekeeper Steve […]

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Environmentally friendly Easter Ideas

Environmentally friendly Easter

Easter is hopping up this coming Sunday. If you are putting together Easter baskets or giving Easter gifts this year, here are some eco-hacks so you can have a more environmentally friendly Easter celebration: 1. Check your chocolate and candies: When you are purchasing candy for an environmentally friendly Easter — or at any other time, for that matter — […]

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Pope Francis’ Revolution To Save Earth’s Ecosystem

Pope Francis Encyclical To Save Earth's Ecosystem

Pope Francis’ climate encyclical went well beyond any sermons, delving into fields familiar to any Catholic, such as Scripture and theology, but also wandering into sociology, politics, urban planning, economics, globalization, biology and other areas of scientific research. It’s main focus, saving Earth’s Ecosystem. Divided into six chapters, “Laudato Si” began by outlining a myriad of issues affecting the planet: […]

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Pope Francis’ Tough Stance On Climate Change

Pope Francis

In 2015, Pope Francis, the leader the Catholic Church, issued the first-ever comprehensive set of Vatican teachings on climate change, in the form of an encyclical—or “papal letter”—sent to churches worldwide. Plans also include personally lobbying for climate action action in a series of high profile meetings ahead of the all-important UN global warming negotiations in Paris. A papal letter […]

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Climate encyclical sent strong moral message to the world

Climate encyclical

Lima, Peru A look back on Pope Francis’ climate encyclical on ecology and climate shows that it sent a strong moral message — a message that made some readers uncomfortable, some observers said. Before the encyclical, Archbishop Pedro Barreto Jimeno of Huancayo, Peru,”The encyclical will address the issue of inequality in the distribution of resources and topics such as the […]

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Dalai Lama at the Glastonbury Festival – Steals the show from Kanye .

Dalai Lama at the Glastonbury Festival

Dalai Lama at the Glastonbury Festival It’s not every day that we see an 80-year-old spiritual leader steal the show from the self-proclaimed “greatest living rock star on the planet.” The 2015 Glastonbury music festival was headed by Kanye West. The festival is the biggest of its kind in the world. In predictable Kanye style, the show was mostly all about Kanye. […]

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