University Focus
Leveraging endowments for social and environmental change   
(Saturday - August 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : Responsible Endowments Coalition
Source: The New School - New York (February 18, 2011) — The New School and the Responsible Endowments Coalition will co-host a national meeting of students, faculty, and university trustees from across the United States to examine how universities...
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EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Educational Endowments and Sustainable Investing   
(Saturday - August 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : Responsible Endowments Coalition
Source: blogs.thomsonreuters.com - Student movements, supported by organizations such as the Responsible Endowments Coalition have played an important role. In addition, Dyer suggests that the involvement of larger, mainstream investment managers in creating ESG...
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Dangerous Heat to Soar Across Entire US “Breaking” National Weather Service Heat Index Scale, Posing Unprecedented Health Risks   
(Wednesday - August 07, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists - both by the Union of Concerned Scientists, released today. Few places would be unaffected by extreme heat conditions by midcentury and only a few mountainous regions would remain extreme heat refuges by the century’s end....
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Southwest Region Areas to Endure Seven Weeks or More a Year When “Feels Like” Temperature Exceeds 105 Degrees   
(Wednesday - August 07, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists - both by the Union of Concerned Scientists, released today. Few places would be unaffected by extreme heat conditions by midcentury and only a few mountainous regions would remain extreme heat refuges by the century’s end....
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Report: Extreme heat may hurt farms and agriculture industry   
(Wednesday - August 07, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Commercial-News - Some top agriculture states could see nearly two month- worth of days where temperatures and humidity combine to create dangerous conditions for outdoor workers, according to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists. The...
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'Too hot to believe' extreme days to get more frequent in SC, study says   
(Tuesday - August 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Post and Courier Charleston - South Carolina could sweat as many as 64 days per year with a heat index above 100 degrees by 2050, according to a Union of Concerned Scientists study released recently. More than half those days, that "real feel" index would be...
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Harvard Investments May Harm Argentine Wetlands   
(Saturday - August 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : Responsible Endowments Coalition
Source: Bloomberg - “I have no doubt that many of the large endowments are moving in this direction,” said Dan Apfel, executive director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition, a group started by students at different universities in...
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Union of Concerned Scientists News   
(Friday - August 02, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Insurance Journal - Fewer mock commando raids to test nuclear power plants’ defenses against terrorist attacks. Fewer, smaller government inspections for plant safety issues. Less notice to the public and to state governors when problems...
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Debate Corner: Solutions exist to slow climate change   
(Wednesday - July 31, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Skagit Valley Herald - A recent letter claimed adaptation is the only way to deal with climate change because there is nothing we can do to achieve a “carbon free economy,” and the Union of Concerned Scientists is just another...
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More Americans Are Considering Buying an EV, According to New Survey   
(Wednesday - July 31, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: thenewswheel.com - The Union of Concerned Scientists and Consumer Reports performed the survey. They evaluated and compiled the responses of 1,659 Americans, to get their results. As Clean Technica relates ...
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