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Biden and faith groups to fight racism, climate change, pandemic

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Sunday outlining his administration's plans to combat racism, poverty, polarization, climate change and other crises with the help of people of faith.

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Originals

Making toxic-free births a Christian issue

Reverend Mitchell Hescox was on Capitol Hill in February, urging members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee not to gut an air pollution rule that protects children from the brain-damaging chemical mercury.

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Toxics

Meet the Christians giving up carbon and single-use plastic for Lent

The biblical mandate of “creation care” is taking on new urgency as the planet warms.
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Climate

Graham Lawton: Religion must rise to the challenge of climate change too

With biblical floods and famine on the cards, the fight against global warming needs faiths to get serious about green issues.

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Exploring the science of evolution, in non-threatening tones

For two years, researchers from the Smithsonian traveled across the United States to discuss — calmly — the science of human evolution. Here's why.
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Justice

EPA: Talk of climate, controversies banned in Pruitt meeting

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt hosted a group of religious leaders in his office last week.
Water

How an Indian guru cleans the world's most polluted rivers

With a nationwide campaign, yogi Sadhguru raises awareness about India's threatened waterways, from the Ganges to minor streams.
Justice

African-American faith leaders shine light on environmental concerns

Local and national father leaders are in Memphis for a conference and working to bring attention to environmental issues impacting many minority communities.
Originals

Analysis: Has there been a “greening” of Christianity?

Recent efforts by religious leaders to emphasize environmental stewardship, particularly as it relates to climate change, has led some scholars to argue there has been a "greening of Christianity."
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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