He May Be Pope, But That Doesn’t Mean He Can Stop Climate Change

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Liberals should think twice before wishing that American Catholics would take their political cues from the pope.

Pope Francis: Humans Are Turning the Earth Into an “Immense Pile of Filth”

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An excerpt from the pope’s encyclical on climate change, the environment and inequality.

Want To Get Rich? Become a Water Lawyer in California

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California regulators are finally trying to fix the state’s insane water rights system. So now they’re going to get sued.

Pope Francis’ Climate Change Encyclical Just Leaked. Here’s What It Says.

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Humans are causing climate change, and there will be “grave consequences” if we don’t act fast, warns the pope.

Your Binge-Watching Is Making the Planet Warmer

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Those cat videos, TED talks, and Netflix original series you watch to unwind might be slowly killing the planet.

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