Eco Catholic: It was an historic day in the nation when Donna Schaper found herself in a seminar and asked to examine a leaf.
Eco Catholic: Residents are slowly rebuilding after an April earthquake killed more than 670 people and left as many as 80,000 homeless.
Eco Catholic: A government order has stopped a large mining firm from removing nickel ore stockpiles from a village on a small island in the Philippines.
Eco Catholic: The sheep -- Faith, Hope and Charity -- are the latest organic lawn mowers at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in Lower Manhattan.
Eco Catholic: Catholics in Vietnam's Vinh diocese who attended feast of the Assumption celebrations Monday were urged to help victims of marine pollution and to protect the environment.
Eco Catholic: The governor has declared a state of emergency after a tropical storm delivered nearly 2 feet of rain.
Eco Catholic: At Mercy Farm in Benson, Mercy sisters are creating a place where people can experience a sense of contemplation and care for the earth.
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.