An area deforested by illegal gold mining in a zone known as Mega 14, in the southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios, Peru. File photo: CNS/Reuters
Posted in Vatican

Vatican announces Laudato Si’ anniversary year

VATICAN (CNS): The Vatican announced on May 16 that it will commemorate the fifth anniversary…

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Tribesmen search for food in a river which tribal people claim is being threatened by the building of the Kaliwa Dam. Photo: UCAN/Pau Villanueva
Posted in The Philippines

Philippine bishops oppose eco-hostile dam project

MANILA (UCAN): “For the sake of the common good, we strongly recommend that ecologically sustainable…

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Father Hasan speaking to farmers in East Nusa Tenggara. Photo: UCAN/supplied
Posted in Faith and the Environment

Indonesian priest leads crusade against climate change

The bitter experience of dealing with a broken generator when working in St. Damian Parish…

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The Irawaddy River below the dam site at Myitkyina. Photo: Colegota/Wikimedia CC BY-SA 2.5 ES
Posted in Asia China Region

Concerns raised over resuming China-backed dam

MANDALAY (UCAN): Church officials in Myanmar and displaced Kachin villagers have expressed unease over restarting…

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China Bridge
Posted in China Bridge Features | Commentary

Development and the environment in China

Environmental problems and the climate crisis gained the spotlight again when 16-year-old Greta Thunberg was…

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