Tu Du Hospital has received and raised 500 children who live with the results of birth defects and other injuries from chemical warfare in Vietnam.
A month after indigenous rights and environmental activist Berta Caceres was murdered, the crime is no nearer being solved; but the movement that was sparked by her death is growing.
Another indigenous environmental activist, Nelson Garcia, was killed in Honduras on March 15.
At least two men in ski masks fractured her arm and leg, and then shot her at least eight times, killing her.
Over 40 percent of natural gas comes from shale gas, which is such a driver for climate change because of methane -- 120 times more powerful than carbon.
The Indigenous Environmental Network focuses on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, calling for moratoriums on new fossil fuel development, and fighting against "false solutions," like fracking and nuclear energy.
Leaders from all over the world gathered today in the suburb of Le Bourget for the opening of the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21).
For the first time, leaders from the advanced capitalist countries and those of the emerging economies seem to be on the same page when it comes to the urgency of slowing climate change.
The event promotes mass transit, cycling and walking, and the development of communities where jobs are closer to home and shopping is within walking distance.
In a historic and far-reaching move, as part of Pope Francis' efforts to highlight environmental issues, the Vatican declared Sept. 1 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.