For years, climate activists have put pressure on endowed institutions to end their investments in fossil fuel companies. MacArthur Foundation and Harvard University both announced last month that their institutions would end investments in fossil fuel companies.

Oct 11

Scientists urge speedy switch to renewables in Middle East

A scientist at the Cyprus Institute's Climate and Atmosphere Research Center said that although this "can't happen overnight," governments have to make the switch within the next two decades to avert potentially "irreversible effects" such as desertification.