Environment

Courtesy of Sundance Institute.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJuly 26, 2017
The people behind “An Inconvenient Truth” can be forgiven for indulging in a bit of “I told you so” in their follow-up film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”
A dry fountains is seen in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on July 24. The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St. Peter's Square, because of Italy's drought. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)
Politics & Society News
APJuly 24, 2017
Meteorologists say spring 2017 was Italy's third-driest in some 60 years. The drought has put Rome at risk for drastic water rationing, a measure being considered later this week by authorities.
Faith News
Allowing the pipeline through the property would run contrary to the congregation's Land Ethic.
Politics & Society News
Bishop Roque Paloschi condemns the Brazilian government over the removal of constitutional protections for indigenous peoples.
Arts & Culture Books
Ryan Harper July 12, 2017
If Thoreau’s words merely decorate the playrooms of grown children, his burial is long overdue.
Arts & Culture Music
The texture and variety of Stevens's new album creates liminal spaces between the sacred and the profane.