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Who Will Save Hampton Roads From the Flood?

The full impact of climate change is often lost in statistics, science, politics, and economics; it’s easy to forget there are real people whose homes and livelihoods are threatened right now. But a recent article by Michael Schulson in the Durham-based Scalawag magazine serves as a powerful reminder that environmental protection is also people protection. In the […]

December 14th

Christian Coalition Supports Renewable Energy

There is no reason a Republican should be against environmental protection. For years, I’ve questioned why the party of President Richard Nixon, who created the Environmental Protection Agency, has fought so hard to destroy and undermine environmental regulations. Inhibiting growth of a green economy and destroying God’s creation seem contrary to typical conservative beliefs. That’s […]

December 10th

New Climate Change Predictions Thanks to Pope Francis

There’s no question Pope Francis had a profound influence on Americans when he visited the United States for the first time last week. But the biggest blessing I think he brought to the country was a new set of climate change predictions. Obviously, he did not recalculate how many feet our seas will rise, or when and […]

September 29th

Pope Francis Builds Bridge Between Economy and Environment

View image | gettyimages.com Today Pope Francis addressed Congress. Members, both Republicans and Democrats, smiled, cried, applauded, and cheered. As I watched the live broadcast and saw some of the nation’s most powerful leaders hanging intently on the broken English of an old man in a white robe, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for those politicians who […]

September 24th

Catholic Rep. Paul Gosar Is Boycotting the Pope and You Should Care

When House Speaker John Boehner invited Pope Francis to address a Joint Meeting of the United States Congress in March 2014, he probably thought the Catholic leader played for “Team Republican.” But Boehner’s assumption — as is often the case — was wrong. Pope Francis sounds more like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren than Jeb Bush when […]

September 21st

Do Republican Candidates Care About Science, Voters, or Religion?

This evening, Republican presidential hopefuls will once again take the stage to debate their policies and platforms on issues ranging from immigration, to Obamacare, to Donald Trump. It’s easy to predict what they will say; they’ll call for border fences, an end to affordable healthcare, and blast the man beneath the toupee for his racist and misogynistic […]

September 16th

Pennsylvania Pipeline Threatens Native American Village

As national Republican Party leaders celebrated their sweet take over of Congress at Hershey Lodge in Pennsylvania last month, about 50 or so protestors turned up to sour their festivities. They protested the Republican stance in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline and their head-in-the-sand climate policies. But one protestor was there to draw attention to an issue […]

February 18th