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Fossil Fuel Holdings Cost State Pension Fund Half a Billion Dollars

Investments in coal, oil, and gas companies cost the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Trust $521 million last year, or nearly $10 million a week, according […]

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Hey Mayor Walsh: Put a Few of These in City Hall Plaza

Mayor Marty Walsh has spent his first two years in office tinkering with City Hall Plaza, a polarizing monument to brutalism that runneth over with […]

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Ahead of MIT Climate Change Plan, Activists Appeal One More Time

With the fall semester officially underway, environmental activists have their eyes set on MIT. In the coming weeks, university president Rafael Reif is poised to […]

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Harvard, Ye Hypocrites

On the global issue that matters most, Harvard is losing credibility—not to mention money.

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BMC Resident, URI Professor Arrested Over Spectra Energy Protests

A Boston Medical Center resident and a prominent University of Rhode Island professor were arrested Thursday morning after locking themselves to the front gate at […]

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Unions Ask State Pension Board to Consider Divesting from Fossil Fuels

The Massachusetts Nursing Association and the Massachusetts Union for Human Service Workers jointly delivered a letter Tuesday morning asking state pension administrators to determine the […]

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Majority of MIT Climate Change Committee Supports Divestment from Coal and Tar Sands

The spring 2015 semester closed out with a flurry of fossil fuel divestment activity. Students at Tufts took over the president’s office for nearly three […]

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Fossil Fuel Investments Cost Harvard $21 Million in Past Three Years

Earlier this month, Harvard’s administration encountered a weeklong flood of climate change activists demanding the university divest its hulking $36 billion endowment from fossil fuels. Despite increasing […]

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Report: Boston Beats New York and Philadelphia in Solar Power

Bostonians might not have seen the sun all winter, but the city’s solar panels certainly have. Boston ranks fourth in the Northeast for solar power […]

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Tufts Divestment Protests Continue Inside, Outside Administrative Building

Update: Friday, 5:09 p.m. Tufts spokeswoman Kimberly M. Thurler has confirmed the sit-in has ended and the students have left President Monaco’s office. Update: Friday, 4:06 p.m. […]

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On Earth Day, Tufts Students Stage Sit-In to Demand Divestment [Updated]

Update, Thursday, 1:12 p.m.: A Tufts spokeswoman provided the following comment regarding the administration not allowing food to be delivered to the students: “Students chose […]

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Divestment Activists Target Boston College’s Admitted Students Day

This weekend, hundreds of high schools students who’ve been admitted to Boston College will visit campus as they move toward locking in a decision for […]

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Divest Harvard Prepares Spring Blitz on Climate Change

They have Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s blessing. Hollywood A-listers Natalie Portman and Darren Aronofsky are on board. And political and academic heavyweights including Robert F. Kennedy […]

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Google Teamed Up With Environmentalists to Track Natural Gas Leaks

Google employees haven’t just been driving around in their Street View cars taking sometimes questionable snapshots of the city’s landscape to add to their Google […]

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‘Concerned Scientists’ Warn Climate Change Will Take Out Boston Landmarks

An independent group of scientists released a report this week that warns officials that historic Boston neighborhoods and landmarks are at risk of being destroyed by […]