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6 scholars explain what a real climate solution is

Scientists say there's a lot we can still do to slow the speed of climate change. But when it comes to "climate solutions", some are real, and some aren't, says Naomi Oreskes, historian of science at Harvard University.
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As Harvard's endowment abandons fossil fuels, oil-rich University of Texas catches up

Harvard University's endowment, currently valued at a jaw-dropping $50.9 billion, has been the largest among academic institutions for more than 35 years. But the University of Texas is nipping at its heels.
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Yale, Princeton, Stanford, MIT and Vanderbilt students take legal action to try to force fossil fuel divestment

Yale, Princeton, Stanford, MIT and Vanderbilt students take legal action to try to force fossil fuel divestment

Student-led campaigns at Princeton, Yale, Stanford, MIT and Vanderbilt filed complaints Wednesday with state attorneys general in a coordinated effort to compel universities to divest from the fossil fuel industry.
Climate divestment at Harvard: what activists will do now

Climate divestment at Harvard: what activists will do now

The climate divestment movement has been extremely successful. It’s also attracting new enemies.
Harvard commits to divesting from fossil fuels
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Harvard commits to divesting from fossil fuels

Harvard Management Company, which oversees the university’s $41.9 billion endowment, will allow its existing investments in several private equity funds with fossil fuel holdings to expire, President Lawrence Bacow said in an e-mail to the university community.
Are ‘Heat pumps’ the answer to heat waves? Some cities think so
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Are ‘Heat pumps’ the answer to heat waves? Some cities think so

Electric heat pumps are a way to cool and heat homes at a much lower carbon cost than traditional air-conditioners and furnaces.
E.P.A. to review rules on soot linked to deaths, which Trump declined to tighten
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E.P.A. to review rules on soot linked to deaths, which Trump declined to tighten

The Biden administration says it will consider tougher limits on a deadly air pollutant that disproportionately affects low-income and minority communities.
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