Hopes are growing for meaningful progress at the UN-sponsored climate change negotiations in Paris, while the need for such action becomes ever more clear.
Here are some interesting science stories reported this week relating to both political and social affairs, and health news as well.
Driving through rugged beauty made us aware of the power of nature and the relative powerlessness of human beings in that kind of environment.
Sometimes religious people tend to be slower to adapt to changes coursing through the culture, especially with concerns about climate change.
When Katrina hit, the nation saw tens of thousands left behind in New Orleans. Ten years later, it looks like the same people have been left behind again.
Advocates for keeping fossil fuels in the ground are demanding of the world what this nation required of itself following the Civil War.
The destruction of the total biomass of the planet is fueled by the immense profits available under capitalism for the private exploitation of natural resources.
If life on earth is to survive then we must reorient the means by which we survive currently toward keeping a balance with nature.
"Leaders from environmental, labor, civic, and faith groups agree: Fast Track is a bad deal for our climate and our communities."
In terms of victories for the environment, this one is something of a sleeper hit, with momentum now starting to build as environmental groups celebrate another triumph over dangerous natural gas drilling.