Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and positive solutions.

Here’s some news to know for this week:

 

  • According to a NY Times story, the latest census report shows that for the first time in years, poverty rates have declined among every group.
  • This important essay from Teaching Tolerance emphasizes the necessity of talking with students about race and racism and offers a few tips for getting started.
  • A post on Moyers and Company offers several suggestions for how Americans (and the next president) can “get this country on a renewable energy track.”
  • According to Christian Science Monitor, a new study published in Current Biology reveals that wilderness has experienced “catastrophic declines over the last two decades, with one-tenth of global wilderness lost since the 1990s.” Scientists say we still have time to turn things around – if we hurry.
  • A Greater Good article highlights studies showing how our “desire to conserve is intimately tied to our connection to nature” and provides suggestions for helping boost that connection with children.
  • The Dodo takes on the question of whether online petitions are really useful in helping animals.

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