On the Blogs: D.C. Pension Fund Is Latest to Divest From Fossil Fuels

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Zahra Hirji for InsideClimate News:The District of Columbia Retirement Board (DCRB) spent the last few years quietly selling off $6.5 million in oil, natural gas and coal investments, amounting to a mere one-tenth of 1 percent of the organization’s total holdings, but made the public announcement at a press conference on Monday.While other American cities including San Francisco have pledged to clear their pension funds of fossil fuels, Washington D.C. may be the largest fund in the nation to complete this step, though the amount divested was small. The DCRB joins more than 500 cities, philanthropies, universities and other organizations worldwide with assets totaling more than $3.4 trillion that have divested from at least some fossil fuels or pledged to do so.“This is a decision that is morally and ethically the right thing” from a climate perspective, said D.C. council member Charles Allen at a recent press conference. “It is also financially the right thing,” he added.Some of the companies culled from the D.C. pension fund include Peabody Energy and Arch Coal, which both filed for bankruptcy this year, as well as ExxonMobil Inc., an oil giant being investigated by several attorneys general for possibly misleading the public and shareholders on the business risks associated with climate change.Washington D.C. Pension Fund Announces Full Fossil Fuel Divestment On the Blogs: D.C. Pension Fund Is Latest to Divest From Fossil Fuelslast_img read more

Central Islip Hit-and-run Vehicle Description Released

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police released new information in the hopes of finding the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run that injured a 25-year-old man in the victim’s hometown of Central Islip.The vehicle that fled after striking Edgar Abrego on Carleton Avenue on Sunday was described as a dark-colored minivan with damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle, specifically the driver’s side mirror, police said.The driver is believed to have fled northbound.The victim is being treated for serious injuries to his head and body at Stony Brook University Hospital.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives ask anyone who witnessed or has information on this crash to call them at 631-852-6555 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidentiallast_img read more

Kamal Miller called up to Canadian U-20 National Team

first_imgSophomore defender Kamal Miller has been called up the Canadian Under-20 Men’s National Team, Syracuse announced Tuesday afternoon. Miller will train with the 18-player team in the United States before traveling to Honduras for an international series beginning this weekend.The series, held in the country’s capital of Tegucigalpa, will run Nov. 12 and Nov. 14. Miller will not miss any Syracuse games because the Orange was eliminated from the ACC tournament. SU awaits its NCAA seeding, which is announced Nov. 14. The NCAA tournament kicks off Nov. 19.The 6-foot, 185-pound Miller has started in all 43 of Syracuse’s games since last August. He’s helped the Orange to 10 shutouts (fifth in the nation) and a 0.57 goals-against average (seventh), chipping in two goals as well.Miller has been asked to join the Canadian National Team during the past two seasons, but declined so he could stay with SU.Syracuse (11-3-4, 3-2-3 ACC) moved up from No. 7 to No. 6 in the national poll and sophomore defender Miles Robinson was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year. Senior forward Chris Nanco and freshman defender Mo Adams were named to the ACC first and third teams, respectively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on November 8, 2016 at 3:51 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more