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World Bank echoes pope: "Environmental degradation hurts the poor"
Gathered in Cape Town for a meeting on ecology, leaders of the financial agency took up the concern voiced by Benedict XVI and underlined the need to look ahead towards balanced, useful development.
Pope: Convert the logic of profit to respond to famine and ecological emergencies
Benedict XVI highlights the Church social doctrine: money, in itself is not dishonest, but it must be used also for the poorest. Even a just profit must be corrected by the logic of solidarity. Support for an illiteracy campaign and a special greeting to teachers and pupils at the opening of the school year.
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Pope: show mercy to our common home
Pope Francis issues a message for World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. There is a specific sin against the environment, which has a harmful impact on people. "When we mistreat nature, we also mistreat human beings.” We need a change in lifestyle. The pontiff proposes a new work of corporal and spiritual mercy for the "care of the common home". He also offers a prayer at the end.
Indian activist: G8 called to outline "future development of peoples"
In an interview with AsiaNews, Lenin Raghuvashi considers the G8, the global food crisis and inflation, the emergence of India and China, the prophetic words of the pope. And the problems of India, which spends more on its public debt than on health and education.
WWF warns: Mekong forests endangered
Agriculture and trade in illegal timber has stripped a third of the forest area. From 1973 to 2009 between 22 and 24% of the total forest lost, endangering habitat of tigers and elephants, increasingly threatened with extinction. Dams on the river, including the mega-central Xayaburi compounding the problem.
Sulphur dioxide, acid rain: pollution on the rise in Chinese cities
High coal consumption is the major culprit of pollution that also affects other countries. Annual losses of more than 510 billion yuan and serious respiratory illnesses are two of the consequences. Local authorities resist implementing measures to monitor the environment.
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