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The climate is changing,
a matter of moral urgency.

How Catholics and other faith groups speak out and take action. Where ecological concerns and moral conviction meet, well that's our beat.

Sections

Reporter's Inbox: The bishop of Tucson gets an electrical vehicle — reactions are mixed

Activists: Without more moves toward sustainable future, extreme temps may be here to stay

The $1.7 billion bet on American-made EVs, explained by the Secretary of Energy

'My faith has to ride for justice': Priests mediate fight over land rights in Brazil

Feature Series

Contemplation With Creation

This summer blog series by Christina Leaño aims to be an exploration of the how and why of contemplation, especially in relation to creation. How can contemplation be a way of deepening our relationship with God and creation? How do you contemplate?

COP28 Dubai

Pope Francis will attend the United Nations' COP28 climate change conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, becoming the first pontiff to ever address such a high-level summit. COP28 runs Nov. 30-Dec. 12. (OSV News/cop28.com)

Reducing waste

Catholic parishes and communities are taking steps to reduce waste and change lifestyles.

Laudato Si' Action Platform

The Laudato Si' Action Platform is a multi-year effort supported by the Vatican that aims to move the church toward better embracing and acting upon Catholic social teaching on care for creation and integral ecology.

Recipes for an ecofriendly Lent

EarthBeat is cooking up "Recipes for an eco-friendly Lent." Elizabeth Varga of the blog "At Elizabeth's Table" shares plant-based recipes that are perfect for Catholics abstaining from meat on Fridays ... or any day of the year.

Small Earth Stories

In 100-500 words, readers share specific ways they're living simply, resisting throwaway culture or responding to climate change in day-to-day life. Want to chime in? Submit your story to environment editor Stephanie Clary at sclary@ncronline.org.    

At Home in Creation

These reflections for the 2021 Season of Creation invite us to develop a deeper sense of being grounded in the place where we live, and where we find the nourishment and courage to lovingly care for our global home.

COP27 Egypt

Our coverage of the United Nations conference on climate change, COP27, held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from Nov. 6-18, 2022.

COP15 Montreal

Our coverage of the United Nations conference on biodiversity, COP15, held in Montreal, Canada from Dec. 7-19, 2022.

2022 Advent Essays

EarthBeat's 2022 Advent essays correspond to the Catholic Mass readings for each Sunday of Advent this year, with a focus on preparation, peace, patience and promise.

Lens on Creation — Enfocando la Creación

This Season of Creation, join award-winning photographer Paul Jeffrey for "Lens on Creation" as he examines the world through the lens of his camera and his faith. 

Simple Advent Abundant Life

These daily Advent reflections will explore connections between simple living and abundant life on the earth.

What are sacred forests?

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