Eco Catholic: Friends and fellow environmentalists remember the lifelong advocate for renewable energy as "a force of nature."
The mines no longer operate.
The large trucks that carried heavy equipment no longer rumble down dirt roads fogging the air with dust.
The workers no longer trudge along those same roads inhaling the dust weighted by the humidity of dawn.
Community opposition succeeded in shutting down mines in Nueva Esperanza in northern Honduras and El Tránsito far to the south near the border of Nicaragua. But to many people in these two small towns the closings serve only as a pyrrhic victory.
Eco Catholic: Today's Vatican Gardens were once just a sprawl of mosquito-infested swamps, clay hillsides and hardy grape vines.
Eco Catholic: Catholic sisters are pushing the U.N. and governments not to ignore the grassroots work already being done to fight poverty and related problems.
Her gloved hands deep in buckets of fruit pieces, vegetable peels and other food dreck, Sr. Ana Martinez de Luco flashes a smile as she mixes what will become Sure We Can's own brand of compost.
The March for a Clean Energy Revolution held Sunday in Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic National Convention touted far more than a nationwide swap in fuel sources. The demonstration also voiced a plea for an economy for life, more and better jobs, and health and well-being for people of all ages.
With Philadelphia temperatures in the high 90s, faith groups and farmworkers and more assembled for the march at City Hall, carrying hand-painted banners down Market Street and ending their demonstration a mile away at Independence Hall.
Eco Catholic: Enacting the ecological transformation Pope Francis calls for will require new liturgical materials, but work can begin with a new approach to reading Scripture.
Eco Catholic: African Methodist Episcopal Church members have joined the call for action on climate change, citing its disproportionate effect on the health of black people.
Colonization has not ended, said speakers at the July 7-10 Sisters of Earth convention: Governments and industries are still taking land from indigenous people, largely destroying ecosystems for profit.
Eco Catholic: Isaiah's vision of wolves and lambs lying together pairs well with the Genesis dominion debate.