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Climate change discussion at CSMG 2015

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Monday afternoon at the 2015 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering here, Franciscan sister and theologian Ilia Delio, Dan Misleh of the Catholic Climate Change Covenant and Eric Garundo of Catholic Relief Services presented a workshop on Pope Francis' vision for environmental activism.

The workshop anticipates that Francis will promulgate an encyclical on the environment and development late this sprint or early this summer. 

The boom (and bust?) of fracking

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At Alternet, Cliff Weathers asks: "Is Fracking Really Dying?

"North Dakota’s numerous gas flares, even visible from the International Space Station, are flickering out as tens of thousands of energy workers are being given their pink slips," Weathers writes. "Small North Dakota towns recently bustling with workers and other fortune seekers are returning to the rural tranquility they once knew."

Georgetown committee opts against endorsing full fossil fuel divestment

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A student-led push to remove all investments in fossil fuels from the billion-dollar Georgetown University endowment has come up short.

The Georgetown student newspaper, The Hoya, reported Tuesday that the university's Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility voted Monday night against divestment from the 200 fossil fuel companies with the largest proven reserves, as proposed by the student group GU Fossil Free.

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