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  • Briefing Harvard and Bill Gates targeted: What's behind the fossil fuel divestment push?

    In the 1980s, it was apartheid.  Now, divestment is being used to target fossil fuelsIn April, a group of Harvard University students called on the school to divest its $36 billion endowment of fossil fuel companies. They are part of a growing movement that is putting pressure on coal, oil, and natural gas companies.The Guardian launched a "Keep it in the Ground" campaign in mid-March to get The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Welcome Fund (a medical charity) to divest its $43.5 billion endowment from fossil fuel assets.

  • Back to the Arctic for oil and gas [Recharge]

    Shell gets a green light to return to the Arctic; What TPP means for LNG; The shale boom slows down. Catch up on global energy with the Monitor's Recharge.

  • Pacific trade deal or no, Japan eyes US gas riches

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could accelerate and expand energy US-Japan energy trade as Japan looks to fill a gap left by a nuclear power ban. But with or without TPP, analysts say Japan is poised to buy a lot of US natural gas.

  • What happens if we scrap the US oil exports ban?

    The push to end the decades-old oil export ban is heating up in the Senate, but there's opposition from green groups who oppose drilling, and from legislators worried lifting the ban could be blamed for higher gasoline prices.

May 25, 2015

Photos of Memorial Day weekend

Navy Vietnam War veteran Dennis McClelland of Murrells Inlet, S.C., holds a US flag during a Veterans March on Ocean Boulevard in honor of Memorial Day in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday.

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