Bitcoin mines cash in on electricity — by devouring it, selling it, even turning it off — and they cause immense pollution. In many cases, the public pays a price. The New York Times reports. (Photo: Marco Verch, Creative Commons)
Smart phones are costly to buy, and manufacturing them takes a toll on the environment. So why do we insist on replacing so frequently as opposed to fixing them, as we do with our cars, asks Brian Chen of the New York Times. (Photo: Johann Larsson, Creative Commons)
Consequences of climate change are already “far-reaching and worsening” throughout the United States, posing profound risks, a draft federal report concludes. The New York Times reports. (Photo: Takver, Creative Commons)
Why are the Danes among the happiest people in the world? This month’s Stewardship Toolkit explores in a newsletter article and RCL-based snippets for your Sunday bulletin. NOTE: Download works best with a browser other than Chrome.
The dangers of climate change are mounting so rapidly that they could soon overwhelm the ability of both nature and humanity to adapt, creating a harrowing future in which the planet is irreversibly damaged, a major new study has concluded. The New York Times reports. (Photo: Roberto Rizzato, Creative Commons)
Plug-in vehicles are becoming more widely accepted as an alternative to fossil fuel-powered cars and trucks. That’s good news, because they are better for the environment even after calculating the energy costs of producing them and generating electricity to charge them. The New York Times reports.
While 2020 still has more than 350 days left, make a New Year’s resolution to get involved in the fight to help clean up our planet before it’s too late. Take inspiration from this New York Times piece that lists ideas from scores of readers. (Photo: Takver, Creative Commons)
Dr. Katherine Hayhoe is a professor and co-director the Climate Center at Texas Tech University. She is also an evangelical Christian. In this OpEd piece recently printed in The New York Times, she explains why her faith compels her when it comes to climate change, who will bear the brunt of the change, and why […]
Officials in the Florida Keys announced what many coastal governments nationwide have long feared, but few have been willing to admit: As seas rise and flooding gets worse, not everyone’s property can be saved. The costs of staying ahead of rising water is too high. The New York Times reports. (Photo: Katrina Montivagrant, Creative Commons)
Courtney Martin offers seven standards donors may wish to consider when making year-end charitable gifts. Although not directed toward churches, how would your congregation’s mission and ministries stand up to these tests? What are your standards as a donor? (Photo: © genotar1 – Fotolia.com)