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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Catholic Climate Covenant launches youth mobilization initiative

The mobilization effort will focus on four main areas: advocacy, community resilience, education and ecological spirituality. The hope is that young Catholics will mold the program to support what they want to do to further environmental stewardship.

Hazel Johnson, the mother of environmental justice, was Catholic

For more than 30 years, Hazel Johnson worked to clean up her corner of Chicago's southeast side. Ten years after her death in January 2011, Johnson's contributions to environmental justice continue to resonate — at a time when the movement has reached new heights around the country and in the White House.

Adorers sisters seek damages in latest lawsuit over gas pipeline

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ, who tried to stop a natural gas pipeline from crossing their land by building a chapel, are now seeking damages in court from the energy company that constructed it.

Texas faith leaders call out 'sheer negligence' behind power outages

Faith leaders described the struggles facing Texans because of the freeze: Temperatures in homes hovering at 30 degrees. Elderly people unable to use dialysis machines. A 76-year-old sleeping in her car for warmth.