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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.
The climate advocates who refuse to divest from big oil
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The climate advocates who refuse to divest from big oil

As Harvard sheds its fossil fuel investments, some argue it's dangerous to limit leverage over oil and gas companies.

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Kim Heacox: The climate is boiling. Why has Harvard still not fully divested from fossil fuels yet?

At $42bn, the Harvard endowment exceeds the combined monetary value of many small countries. But it stubbornly refuses to speed up divestment.

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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Test flight for sunlight-blocking research is canceled

A test flight for researching ways to cool Earth by blocking sunlight will not take place as planned in Sweden this June, following objections from environmentalists, scientists and Indigenous groups there.

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How 'clean coal' affected a Pennsylvania town

Barbara Szalai wasn’t worried about moving upriver from a coal plant. Then sticky black dust started coating her home, and the headaches and allergies began.
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