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Azar urges Americans to keep masking up

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is urging Americans to stick with safeguards against COVID-19 such as mask-wearing even as President Donald Trump continues to shun the practice and infections spike higher in several parts of the U.S.

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Estonia’s ‘holy forests’ threatened by demand for biofuels

Estonians struggle to reconcile their ancient forest-based religion with more and more stands of trees grown as a commodity for export.
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In India, there's water everywhere, and nowhere

A 2,400-mile trek across India reveals the allure of its sacred rivers—and a crisis that threatens a way of life.
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Climate

A pastor taught his church to see a blessing in the devastation of Hurricane Michael

Chester Davis said it was his job after the storm hit in 2018 to keep his parishioners “focused on trusting God and believing in him.”
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Toxics

Tampa Bay Catholics and Evangelicals discuss the environment and coronavirus

On the fifth anniversary of an historic papal document about the environment and as the coronavirus continues to imperil the world, a panel of Catholic and evangelical clergy met online last week to discuss their Christian response to disease outbreaks and climate change.

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For Native Americans, the pandemic is a threat—and a time to reflect

Native American spiritual leaders say this is a time to recalibrate for a better future.
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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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Giving up carbon for Lent

Some Christians have made the commitment to limit their consumption in service of the Earth, rather than themselves.
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As climate impacts grow, Afghan clerics offer green guidance

As it looks for ways to spread environmental messages, Afghanistan has turned to the country's influential imams.

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The gospel of climate change skepticism

There is at least one politically influential demographic that remains mostly unmoved by climate change: conservative white evangelical Christians in the United States.

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Climate change: Church of England to target 'net zero' emissions by 2030

Is cutting emissions the Christian way? On Wednesday, the Church of England - of which Queen Elizabeth II is officially the head - voted overwhelmingly to target net zero emissions for its operations by 2030, strengthening the original proposal to reach that target by 2045.

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Faith on a sinking ship: Climate change and Christianity in the Torres Strait

When Christianity came to Poruma, it stripped the islanders of their culture and language. But as their home erodes from climate change, they feel God is their only hope. 
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How the Middle East's water shortage drives demand for live animal imports

The increasingly dry region relies on imports of sheep and cows from as far as Brazil to satisfy the rapidly growing population.

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Spreading the climate-gospel: The rise of ′green churches′

From sermons about climate justice to carbon-neutral church halls and eco-friendly initiatives like recycling candles, a growing number of churches are going green.
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