Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

Plastic ban could actually harm the environment Comments 0

Monday, July 8th, 2019
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced his government will seek to ban many single-use plastic starting in 2021. Although the final list of banned items is still undetermined, it will likely include plastic bags, takeaway containers, cutlery and straws. To further justify the ban, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna cited images of marine wildlife being injured Read more

Letter for life to Pope Francis Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Letter for life

Tēnei te mihi ki a koe a Pāpā Werahiko, te kaihautū o te waka o te Hahi Katorika,kei te mihi, kei te mihi, kei te mihi. Greetings to you Pope Francis leader of the Catholic Church. I write to you in light of a call from the global campaign organisation Avaaz, Letters for life on Read more

Climate change declaration ‘not a binding contract’ Comments 0

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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Thames-Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie does not want to sign the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Climate Change Declaration. On Wednesday she told RNZ the declaration was “politically charged”. But Dave Cull, president of LGNZ, says the declaration is purely aspirational and no one is being pressured into signing up. “It’s not a binding contract; there Read more

Cigarette butt – single greatest source of ocean trash Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Environmentalists have taken aim at the targets systematically, seeking to eliminate or rein in big sources of ocean pollution — first plastic bags, then eating utensils and, most recently, drinking straws. More than a dozen coastal cities prohibited plastic straws this year. Many more are pondering bans, along with the states of California and Hawaii. Read more

Justice Kennedy’s retirement could reshape the environment Comments 0

Thursday, June 28th, 2018
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The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, announced Wednesday in a letter hand-delivered to President Trump, could bring about sweeping changes to U.S. environmental law, endangering the federal government’s authority to fight climate change and care for the natural world. With Kennedy gone, a more conservative Supreme Court could overhaul key aspects of the Clean Air Read more

Our plastic pollution crisis is too big for recycling to fix Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Every minute, every single day, the equivalent of a truckload of plastic enters our oceans. In the name of profit and convenience, corporations are literally choking our planet with a substance that does not just “go away” when we toss it into a bin. Since the 1950s, some 8.3bn tons of plastic have been produced Read more

Pan-Amazonian synod to discuss women’s, married men’s ministries Comments 0

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Next year’s Pan-Amazonian synod will cover issues including the environment, evangelisation and the possibility of opening official ministries to women and married men. The synod will be called “Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology.” At a press conference about the synod’s preparatory document, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri said: “We don’t want Read more

New Cardinal Barreto, protects environment defends poor Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018
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Pope Francis has named Peruvian Archbishop Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno of Huancayo, who works defending the environment and who advocates living a life in harmony with nature, as one of 14 new cardinals. “The whole church must become ecological because every Christian needs to live his or her life in harmony with nature and with Read more

Pope Francis’ environmental message pays off at Mission Estate winery Comments 0

Monday, May 7th, 2018
Mission Estaate, Environment, Sustainability, Green, Pope Francis

2018 is the twentieth anniversary of the Mission Estate Winery’s environmental certification, and winemaker Paul Mooney continues to be extremely passionate about sustainability. Ahead of its time Mooney says “Mission is also being sustainable because it’s the right thing to do”. “The Mission’s focus is very much in line with Pope Francis’ commitment to sustainability”, Read more

Cardinal John Ribat concerned with rising seas, deep-sea mining Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Rising seas and new technology to mine beneath them are forefront concerns these days for Cardinal John Ribat of Papua New Guinea. During a 12-day U.S. trip along the East Coast that concludes March 22, the head of the Port Moresby archdiocese on the South Pacific island nation has in numerous settings expressed his worry Read more