World News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-RomeMarch500x375.jpg

Today in history: World day of prayer for the environment

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.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-indigenousprotest520x300.jpg

Ecuador national park to be abused for oil exploration

Yasuni National Park is home to many sensitive animal species, as well as two indigenous communities, and is considered one of the most biodiverse places in the world.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-great-pacific.jpg

New comic to dish the dirt on ocean pollution

The Pacific Garbage Patch is an area of the Pacific Ocean filled with tons of plastic trash, which has increased exponentially.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-BanKi-moon521x300.jpg

UN chief calls for balanced and sustainable development

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the world's economic model based on insatiable consumption of resources as  "a global suicide pact."