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A firefighting plane sprays water to extinguish wildfire at Ciovo island, Croatia, Thursday, July 27, 2023. A large fire is reported on the island of Ciovo, close to Split on the Croatian Adriatic coast. (AP Photo/Miroslav Lelas)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Bridget Ryder
The Green Deal amends the European Union’s climate, energy, transport and taxation policies with the short term goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030.
Joggers trot along the Reflecting Pool with the sun rising over the Washington Memorial and a thick layer of smoke, Thursday, June 8, 2023, in Washington. Intense Canadian wildfires are blanketing the northeastern U.S. in a dystopian haze, turning the air acrid, the sky yellowish gray and prompting warnings for vulnerable populations to stay inside. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Canadians experience wildfires each year owing to lightning strikes and “careless people,” but no one can recall conditions like this.
Houses are submerged in flood waters in Lokoja, Nigeria, Oct.13, 2022. More than half of the 36 states of the country are affected. More than 600 people have died, with more than 1.4 million people displaced. (CNS photo/Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Ekpali Saint
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria launched a campaign that aims to plant 5.5 million trees over the next five years to mitigate the effects of climate change.
An Italian man and woman stand with a climate change banner in front of a sculpture
Claire Giangravé - Religion News Service
Climate change activists faced trial at the Vatican on Wednesday (May 24) on vandalism charges for gluing themselves to the statue of “Laocoön and His Sons” in the Vatican Museums last summer.
The Associated Press
The district court in Munich handed down its verdict in the case of the Rev. Joerg Alt after he participated in a road blockade in the Bavarian capital on Oct. 28.
colorful icons of a hummingbird, monarch butteryfly and bee
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
Artist Angela Manno creates Byzantine Russian-style icons of threatened and endangered plant and animal species. And they are really extraordinary.