Brian Roewe is NCR environment correspondent. Much of his reporting appears at EarthBeat, NCR's new journalism initiative on faith and climate change. He has covered environmental issues for NCR since 2011. His reporting has earned multiple honors, most recently at the 2020 Religion News Association awards. Brian began with NCR in November 2011, and is a graduate of Saint Louis University and Rockhurst University.

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Conference primes US church for bolder responses to Laudato Si', climate change

For three days in online spaces, thousands of Catholics looked to prime the U.S. church for a stronger response to climate change and Pope Francis' call to become a central component in the global response to the world's ecological challenges.

Cardinal Cupich: To save planet, US must reject 'false idol' of money

Speakers urged a bolder embrace of Laudato Si' in the U.S. at the start of a conference seeking to bolster the response of the nation's Catholics to climate change and the pope's landmark ecological encyclical.

Unproven technology to block sun's rays raises practical, ethical concerns, experts say

Solar geoengineering refers to cooling the planet by reflecting the sun's rays back into space. Advocates say research into such technology is imperative. Opponents argue it poses unnecessary risks and diverts attention from addressing root causes of climate change.

EarthBeat Weekly: What prices at the pump mean for climate policy

If it's summer, it probably means gas prices are on the rise along with the temperatures. And how consumers respond can have consequences for government action on climate change.

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