News for 2014-06-29

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Divestment movement leader Bill McKibben takes a "selfie" outside of the Unitarian First Parish Church in Cambridge. (Photo: Unitarian Universalist Climate Action Network) Entire Unitarian Church Votes to Divest from Fossil Fuels
Marking a major victory for the climate movement, the assembly of the Unitarian Universalists, representing over 1,000 congregations, voted on Saturday to divest their $175 million endowment from fossil fuel companies. According to a church spokesperson, the 2,000 delegates in attendance at the...
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Palestinian graffiti. (Photo: Helga Tawil Souri/ cc/ Flickr) After Airstrikes, Israeli Official Threatens to Occupy Gaza
Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman is threatening a menacing ultimatum—continued airstrikes or full occupation—an Israeli military-owned radio station quoted him as saying on Sunday. The comments came hours after the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched an airstrike on the Gaza strip in...
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A fracking rig. (Photo: Daniel Foster/ cc/ Flickr) No Limits to Shale Gas Chemicals in Mexico
The new legal framework for Mexico’s oil industry has not placed controls on the use of harmful chemicals in the extraction of unconventional fossil fuels, and environmentalists and experts fear their consumption will increase in an industry that is opening up to private capital. The energy reform...
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