The Pope calls for serious and immediate action to address climate change and other environmental crises.
The day addresses drought and desertification, and is meant to help implement the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.
"Shell wants to haul its Arctic destroyer to Alaska as soon as possible, but these courageous individuals are saying, 'Shell No.' "
What does it take to stop a threatening transnational corporate giant? The people of Arequipa, Peru have an answer.
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.
It is recognized by an increasing number of countries as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea.
Monsanto's glyphosate, sold as "roundup," is the most widely-used herbicide. In Colombia, however, it's also a weapon of war.
As in the case of so many prior disasters, environmentalists and everyone affected by this devastating oil spill are trying to get through what some have called a "nightmare scenario."
"Climate Justice NOW," they roared at the oil rig, which loomed like a yellow Darth Vader along the mouth of the Duwamish River.
Shell's dabbling in the Chukchi Sea, most feel, is now inevitable; for the moment, the Beaufort Sea won't be touched, but even that could change.