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Week In Review – May 27th

May 23, 2016 — Portland Public Schools ban climate-denying textbooks. Climate education is necessary for ensuring this and future generation’s ability to deal and cope with our ongoing climate crisis: http://bit.ly/27Vvdra

May 24, 2016 — New report released indicating how G7 nations conceal public finance for coal investments around the world. Collectively, the G7 provided more than $42 billion in support of overseas coal projects. https://www.nrdc.org/resources/swept-under-rug

May 24, 2016 — All over the world, floating solar projects are appearing and generating solar energy in previously unused space. Water-based solar panels are perfect solutions for drought-stricken nations: http://ecowatch.com/2016/05/24/floating-solar-systems/

May 25, 2016 — Food giants McDonald’s and Tesco sign a historic, groundbreaking agreement to limit expansion of industrial farming in untouched parts of the Arctic: http://huff.to/1sfATLY

May 25, 2016 — Here’s more proof that saving the environment doesn’t have to kill jobs. More than 8 million people were employed worldwide in the renewable energy sector last year. The growth was despite renewable energy subsidies being far outweighed by fossil fuel subsidies, where jobs were lost: http://bit.ly/1XWmdh4

May 26, 2016 — University of Massachusetts, America’s first major public university to divest entirely from fossil fuels. To date, more than 500 institutions, representing $3.4 trillion in assets, have committed to some form of fossil fuel divestment: http://ecowatch.com/2016/05/26/umass-divest-fossil-fuels/