Environmental Politics

"Pope’s Views on Climate Change Add Pressure to Catholic Candidates"

"As the steamy hurricane season descends on Miami, the city’s Roman Catholic archbishop, Thomas G. Wenski, is planning a summer of sermons, homilies and press events designed to highlight the threat that a warming planet, rising sea levels and more extreme storms pose to his community’s poorest and most vulnerable."

Source: NY Times, 06/18/2015

"Is the Leading Nutrition Science Group in Big Food's Pocket?"

"Figuring out whom to trust for nutritional advice can be a daunting task; new findings on everything from the dangers of sugar to the health benefits of leftover pasta seem to come out every day, and the "experts" behind them often have ulterior motives."

Source: Mother Jones, 06/16/2015

Shell's Arctic Oil Rig Leaves Seattle as Kayaktivists Warn of Disaster

"Activists argue oil drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea takes US in wrong direction on combatting climate change and ignores environmental difficulties of region".

"After a final protest by kayak-paddling activists, Shell’s deep-sea oil drilling rig left the port of Seattle on Monday morning, headed for Alaska’s Chukchi Sea – and, environmentalists say, towards imminent disaster.

Source: Guardian, 06/16/2015

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