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The area around Lake Tanganyika, located in the Great Rift Valley of East Africa, is touted as one of the few “unspoiled ecosystems” on the planet. The longest freshwater lake in the world and the second deepest, Tanganyika’s crystal blue depths hold around 18 percent of all available fresh water at any given time. It also contains well over 200 species of fish that occur nowhere else in the world.

For generations, communities along the shoreline have thrived on the lake’s clean water, vibrant fishery and accessible boat transportation. Read More

Along with a plethora of pop stars, activists, writers, celebrities and politicians, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, the scientific adviser to the Evangelical Environmental Network and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, was named to TIME magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Dr. Hayhoe is the co-author of the book A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions and describes herself as “a spokesperson with one principal goal—to bring public awareness to the simple truth that the scientific debate is over, and now it's time for all of us to take action.” In the TIME profile, “An environmental evangelist”, actor Don Cheadle wrote, “There’s something fascinating about a smart person who defies stereotype. That’s what makes my friend Katharine Hayhoe—a Texas Tech climatologist and an evangelical Christian—so interesting” ... Discuss

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), says that much of the country is in for an unseasonably hot spring. The group says warmer-than-normal temperatures paired with drier-than-normal conditions could result in a drought across much of the Southwest … Discuss

A Better Kind of Disaster Relief

The new Sandy aid bill highlights two problems—financial debt and ecological debt. Read More

Recently, both presidential candidates have kept quiet about their views on climate change. In his debut column, Ben Lowe says that's a problem. Read More

As an experiment, mention climate change in your church and see what happens. Even in churches that are beginning to embrace environmental stewardship, it remains a controversial issue. Read More