Eco Catholic: Permit approval clears one hurdle, but others remain — including clearance of its Nebraska route — before the pipeline becomes operational.
Felicita Chipana was at work when the Rimac River began to rise. By the time she got home, her kitchen was gone, swept away by floodwaters that left scores of families homeless on the east side of this sprawling capital city.
"We have no water, no electricity, and there are mosquitoes everywhere," she said as a bulldozer cleared sediment out of the river channel below what remained of her rustic house.
Her granddaughter had developed a fever after being bitten by mosquitoes, and her daughter had taken the child to the hospital.
Some 5 million people in South Sudan — half of its total population — are on the brink of starvation and a quarter of a million children are already severely malnourished, a representative from the U.S. bishops' Catholic Relief Services said.
Famine has already gripped 100,000 people in Unity State and other parts of the nation, and if emergency food and aid don't get to people soon, "people will start starving to death or they will die of dehydration," Jerry Farrell, country representative in South Sudan for CRS, told Catholic News Service March 21.
Updated: U.S. bishops "welcome" resolution from 17 House Republicans calling for acknowledgement of and solutions to address climate change.
Eco Catholic: “Laudato Si’ must be put starkly into numbers. We must bend the curve [of fossil fuel emissions and carbon in the atmosphere] by 2020," said former U.N. climate chief Christina Figueres.
On a cold rainy morning, members of the American Indian tribes shouted "Water is sacred" and "Keep it in the soil; can't drink oil" as they marched toward the White House.
A tribal coalition that considers many sites within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah sacred fears the Trump administration will take the unprecedented step of stripping a national monument of its designation, and leave their ancestral lands vulnerable.
Eco Catholic: A global effort, Pope Francis said, is essential to addressing environmental and social problems. He's leading by example with initiatives at the Vatican started by Pope Benedict XVI.
Global Sisters Report: Participants at AMOR XVII in Yangon, Myanmar, said they would carry with them the message of ecological conversion.
Global Sisters Report: Though four decades have passed since Appalachian bishops' pastoral letter, the people still have little voice, leaving their fates to the whims of politics and the economy.