"Catholic Church Leaders Issue Appeal on Climate Change"

"VATICAN CITY — Roman Catholic cardinals, patriarchs and bishops from around the world on Monday appealed to climate-change negotiators to approve a 'fair, legally binding and truly transformational climate agreement' when they meet at a widely anticipated United Nations conference in Paris next month."

Source: NY Times, 10/27/2015

"Greenland Is Melting Away"

"The midnight sun still gleamed at 1 a.m. across the brilliant expanse of the Greenland ice sheet. Brandon Overstreet, a doctoral candidate in hydrology at the University of Wyoming, picked his way across the frozen landscape, clipped his climbing harness to an anchor in the ice and crept toward the edge of a river that rushed downstream toward an enormous sinkhole."

Source: NY Times, 10/27/2015

"Meat Is Linked to Higher Cancer Risk, W.H.O. Report Finds"

"An international panel of experts convened by the World Health Organization concluded Monday that eating processed meat like hot dogs, ham and bacon raises the risk of colon cancer and that consuming other red meats “probably” raises the risk as well. But the increase in risk is so slight that experts said most people should not be overly worried about it."

Source: NY Times, 10/27/2015


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