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Read the latest updates and learn more about climate change through a Reform Jewish perspective.

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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Environment

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Environment

Mercury, Rising: SCOTUS and Our Earth
Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

This week, the Supreme Court issued a decision in that obstructs further implementation of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard rule. The regulation, put forward by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 and authorized by the Clean Air Act, required electric and energy industries to reduce mercury pollution. The decision in the case Michigan et […]

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Staying Green This Summer
Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

Summer is when we most often have a moment to examine the beauty of our natural surroundings. But remember when summers weren’t as hot? For many of us, summer is when we bemoan the extreme heat associated with rising global temperatures. Conserving the environment becomes somewhat easier to focus on in summer. If you are […]

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Our Shared, Sacred Earth: Reflecting on the Papal Encyclical
Posted on Thursday June 25, 2015

By Jenn Queen Combating climate change is a moral imperative. Faith leaders have been calling for better policies and encouraging better personal practices to turn the tide of climate change for years. This week, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ latest encyclical (a papal letter sent to all bishops of the Roman Catholic Church stating the […]

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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Climate Change

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Climate Change

Mercury, Rising: SCOTUS and Our Earth
Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

This week, the Supreme Court issued a decision in that obstructs further implementation of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard rule. The regulation, put forward by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 and authorized by the Clean Air Act, required electric and energy industries to reduce mercury pollution. The decision in the case Michigan et […]

The post Mercury, Rising: SCOTUS and Our Earth appeared first on Fresh Updates from RAC.

Staying Green This Summer
Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

Summer is when we most often have a moment to examine the beauty of our natural surroundings. But remember when summers weren’t as hot? For many of us, summer is when we bemoan the extreme heat associated with rising global temperatures. Conserving the environment becomes somewhat easier to focus on in summer. If you are […]

The post Staying Green This Summer appeared first on Fresh Updates from RAC.

Our Shared, Sacred Earth: Reflecting on the Papal Encyclical
Posted on Thursday June 25, 2015

By Jenn Queen Combating climate change is a moral imperative. Faith leaders have been calling for better policies and encouraging better personal practices to turn the tide of climate change for years. This week, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ latest encyclical (a papal letter sent to all bishops of the Roman Catholic Church stating the […]

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What Is the Pope’s Encyclical and Why Should Jews Care?
Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015

Today, the Vatican released Pope Francis’s encyclical titled Laudato Si, which roughly translates to Praised Be. The encyclical details a theology of “integrated ecology” – connecting care for the poor with environmental stewardship – leading many to call this an eco-encyclical, and Pope Francis the Green Pope. The document details specifically the human causes of […]

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