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Legal complaints against university fossil fuel investments filed in the US

Legal complaints against university fossil fuel investments filed in the US

Students at Columbia, Tulane and the University of Virginia have legally challenged their universities' investments in fossil fuels, claiming these are illegal and breach institutional obligations.

Dharna Noor reports for The Guardian.

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Students occupy schools and universities across Europe in climate protest

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