Hear, hear: Pope issues encyclical on climate change! 

Pope Francis has issued a timely encyclical calling upon all people of planet Earth and all governments, recognizing the reality of human-caused climate change that is threatening Earth’s biosphere, including human beings, and calling on us to work toward saving our planet as a home for all beings.  Please read and share this important encyclical from […]

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Pope’s encyclical on climate change 

Pope Francis recently published an important encyclical on climate change in which he recognizes that humanity is the chief cause of increasingly chaotic and unpredictable changes in acheter viagra Earth’s climate that threaten thousands of species with untimely extinction, including perhaps our own species. This important document from a world leader charged with caring for […]

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MESA’s public comment to the EPA 

By Ty Markham In early November 2018, MESA gave comment at the Environmental Protection Agency’s public hearing (held in Denver, CO) on its new rules regarding methane leak detection and repair.  The EPA’s new rules are a direct result of the Trump administration’s charge to rollback regulations on methane capture (previously set forth during the […]

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‘Mormon Land’: Eco-activist explains why her fellow Latter-day Saints can — and should — be environmentalists 

https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2018/11/28/mormon-land-eco-activist/

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We Love And Support Nevada Public Lands 

From our desert valleys to spectacular canyons, forests, lakes, rivers and streams, our lands are a magnificent reminder of our Heavenly Father’s Creation.  Mormons understand the importance of wilderness. Throughout the stories recorded in the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price, people and prophets have sought spiritual guidance, received inspiration […]

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Mormons Want to Save The Planet: it’s part of their theology but many shy away from being called environmentalists 

By Emma Penrod- published 03/27/2018 in the Salt Lake Tribune’s LDS Conference edition insert   There are many words Farmington resident Alicia Connell might use to describe herself. Mormon. Mother. Realtor. But up until a few years ago, ”environmental activist” didn’t seem to fit.  “It’s not that it was told to me by the church, […]

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America to Trump and Zinke: Don’t Touch National Monuments 

New analysis finds near-unanimous support of Bears Ears and other national monuments as public comment period closes, including a 9‑to‑1 margin among Utahns by Aaron Weiss- Media Director for Center for Western Priorities- published July 10, 2017 in Medium Corporation’s Westwise online publication With just hours remaining in President Trump’s 60-day public comment period reviewing 21 years of […]

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MESA’s Statement Following The Utah DEQ’s Affirmative Vote on The New Rules on Monitoring and Repairing Leaks at Well Sites 

by Ty Markham, Chair of MESA- posted on January 4, 2018 A few months ago in October (2017), as part of MESA’s campaign to support Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality (the DEQ’s) new rules on monitoring, reporting and repairing of toxic leaks at well sites, MESA created a petition expressing support of the new rules.  […]

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MESA’s petition to the Utah Dept. of Environmental Quality 

As God’s earthly stewards we must protect His gift of divine creation!   Support Clean Air! by Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance Tell the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) you support clean air standards.  Heavenly Father has made us accountable for protecting and preserving our earthly home for future generations. But rising smog levels brought on […]

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Paleontology of Bears Ears National Monument, Utah 

This is a guest post to the PLOS Paleontology Community by guest blogger Robert Gay. Rob is the Curator of Education at the Museum of Western Colorado, and also frequently contributes to the blog Prehistoric Pub. He can be found on Twitter @Paleorob. Thank you, Rob, for contributing to the PLOS Paleo Community! The opinions and views expressed herein are those of […]

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MESA Chair’s Letter to Secretary of Interior designee Ryan Zinke 

  February 9, 2017 Dear Hon. Zinke, Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Speaker Ryan, and Leader Pelosi: I am writing on behalf of Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance (AKA: “MESA”), a 501-c3 non-profit registered in Utah which I chair.  MESA represents the views of LDS Church members and followers in Utah and across the nation.  We connect […]

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Grassroots Organizations’ Climate Solidarity Statement 

Over the past few years, the U.S. Climate Network and Oxfam have been tracking nationwide grassroots organizations and uprisings focused on local & global climate issues.  The two organizations are spearheading an effort to awaken members of Congress to the extent of this groundswell calling for swift action to confront the urgent and real dangers […]

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No, We Should Not Abandon The 2C Target 

by David Roberts- October 3, 2014- GRIST http://grist.org/climate-energy/no-we-should-not-abandon-the-2c-target/ On Wednesday, academics David G. Victor and Charles F. Kennel published apaper in Nature arguing that the international community should abandon the long-held, much-discussed target of limiting global average temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius or less. In its place, they propose a more finely honed set of indicators, including ocean heat […]

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Truth, Population, and Mormon Symbolism- A Mormon Essay 

  Truth, Population, and Mormon Symbolism   A Mormon Essay By Mark D. Thomas   In July 1843, Joseph Smith delivered a series of remarkable sermons outlining what he called the three Fundamental Principles of Mormonism. On Sunday, the 9th, he introduced the first of these three: “One of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism […]

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The Impossibility of Growth: why collapse and salvation are hard to distinguish from each other 

Why collapse and salvation are hard to distinguish from each other. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian- 28th May 2014 Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one cubic metre. Let us propose that these possessions grew by 4.5% a year. How big would that stash […]

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