Categories: News

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Stories from the general news media that are of interest to network members.

Wildfires in the Middle East

Climate change driven disasters seem to be global this year. In the US and Canada summer wildfires are a regular occurrence: we’re now seeing reports of similar disasters almost everywhere. This report out of Turkey is typical: ISTANBUL, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The death toll from wildfires on Turkey’s southern […]

The moon wobbles? Who knew?

From the we-bet-you-didn’t-know-this department: A report from NASA (here; in laymen’s language here) reminds us that there are irregularities in the moon’s orbit (“wobbles” to the common person) on an 18.6 year cycle that affect earth’s tides, with half of the cycle producing lower-than-normal tides, and the other half resulting […]

A Plague of Snakes

Our friends in Australia can’t get a break from a series of almost biblical plagues. Drought. Wildfires. Mice. and now… snakes? Booming mouse numbers have provided a rodent smorgasbord which, combined with the environment’s continued fightback from drought making for more cover, has created perfect conditions for snake species’ to […]

Young Evangelicals telling their stories

Rolling Stone has a great story profiling several Young Evangelicals for Climate Action fellows. Here’s a taste: That conversation eventually led [William] Morris to spend a month doing volunteer work with a Christian conservation organization in Kenya, cataloging rare bird species, mapping mangrove forests, and collecting data on coral reefs. […]

Enviro news – bits and pieces

Some of the headlines that have come across our desk in the last month: Inspiring Student in France Creates Environmental App to Motivate Others to Make a Difference Daily – A new report from the Cambridge Sustainability Commission reveals that the world’s wealthiest 5% were responsible for well over a […]