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John W. Miller February 06, 2018
Moundsville, while in decline, has never been nearly as bad as the picture of rusting hell Mr. Trump painted in his inauguration address.
The Theewaterskloof Dam, a key source of water for Cape Town, South Africa, is completely dry in this April 16, 2017, photo. (AP Photo/Halden Krog, File)
Anthony Egan January 26, 2018
There have been warning signs for decades; now South Africa’s second-biggest city is racing to prevent a drought from throttling the economy and causing social unrest.
 Pope Francis and Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski stand outside the presidential palace in Lima, Peru, Jan.19.(CNS photo//Mariana Bazo, Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell January 19, 2018
“The degradation of the environment...cannot be separated from the moral degradation of our communities.”
Pilgrims wait for Pope Francis to arrive for a meeting with people at the Jorge Basadre Institute in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, Jan. 19. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Society cannot look the other way and allow a culture that demeans the dignity of women to persist, Pope Francis said.
In this Jan. 14, 2018 photo, parishioner Lucero Fatima Cusi embraces Father Pablo Zabala, better known as Padre Pablo, during his last day as parish priest in Boca Colorado, part of Peru’s Madre de Dios region. After 10 years of service there, the 70-year-old Spanish priest has been transferred 130 kms (80 miles) away to Puerto Maldonado, known as the gateway to the Amazon jungle. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
It's near this forlorn corner of the Amazon that Pope Francis will visit Friday amid what has been called a modern-day gold rush of illegal miners threatening the world's largest rainforest.
(Photos: Wikipedia Commons, istock, and Trevor Wilson/Unsplash. Illustration by Angelo Canta)
Antonio De Loera-Brust January 09, 2018

Something about wolves has always captivated the human imagination.