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Editorial -- Wisdom of the Past or the Ideology of the Future?

Earth Day as a celebration of the past, present, and future.

Articles

The Celebration of Earth Day: Perspectives on an Environmental Movement

Is this a final call for all of us to get involved in cleaning our planet and striving for a day when global cooperation and ecological values are inherent in environmental planning and policy implementation?

Assuming Responsibility for Packaging and Packaging Waste

Whose responsibility is throw-away packaging and disposable products?

Environmental Activism and the Internet

The Internet-based technologies’ impact on grassroots environmental movements in the United States.

Environmental Resources on the World Wide Web

Comprehensive coverage of environmentally related WWW sites, electronic journals, publications, and other resources.

Chiefly Politics: Contested Leadership in the USDA-Forest Service

After one hundred years of leadership, who is in charge of the U.S. forests? The tradition continues.

Building a Balance: Housing Affordability and Environmental Protection in the USA

Environmental protection: what is it worth, what does it cost? When it comes to the all-important issue of housing, you may be surprised at just how affordable it is.

The Bible on Environmental Conservation: A 21st Century Prescription

It may come as a surprise to some, but the Bible has a great deal to say about the environment and its conservation some 20 centuries since it was written. Perhaps among the most surprised will be Bible-toting church goers who may have never heard a sermon related to the "environmental crisis" which has become such a concern to so many around the world. This lack of attention by Christians is especially perplexing since many of our environmental problems are rooted in the Christian faith, according to some scholars. However, by examining the doctrine of Christianity, the basic text of the faith, the Bible, we find an entirely different message. The purpose of this discussion is to present the entire portion of Scripture which relates to environmental principles whereby we may develop a Bible-based, 21st Century prescription of environmental conservation. Some 2,463 verses have been topically organized into nine sections. Four appendices present the full-text of this collection in addition to selected hymns, which have been instrumental in teaching the truths of Scripture over the years. This compilation of verses constitutes approximately eight percent of the Bible. The Authorized Version, also known as the King James Version, was used in the preparation of this collection due its widespread distribution and influence since 1611. Based on the Bible, Christianity’s positive contribution to environmental conservation is consistent with its positive contributions to other fields such as literature, art, music, education, health, and science.

The Environment and Your Health

A new column with sources related to the natural environment and your health.

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