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May 05, 2014, 07:00 ET
Why Boreal Birds Matter (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Preserving North America's Bird Nursery

It's been dubbed North America's bird nursery: the sprawling billion-plus-acre boreal forest that spans the continent from Alaska across Canada to...

Apr 30, 2014, 17:00 ET

Pew: los gobiernos estatales y locales desempeñan un papel fundamental en la inmigración

Un estudio de The Pew Charitable Trusts publicado hoy revisa la acción federal previa sobre la inmigración y examina los papeles que los...

Apr 30, 2014, 17:00 ET

Pew: State and Local Governments Play Critical Role in Immigration

A report from The Pew Charitable Trusts released today reviews previous federal action on immigration and examines the roles states and localities...

Apr 22, 2014, 08:00 ET
Adelie penguin in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Credit: John B. Weller. (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Media Advisory: Pew Launches Global Program to Protect Penguins

Penguin lovers around the world will unite to observe World Penguin Day on April 25th, and The Pew Charitable Trusts is joining the celebration by...

Apr 22, 2014, 08:00 ET
Adelie penguin in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Credit: John B. Weller. (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

CONSULTORIA DE MÍDIA: Pew Lança Programa Global para Proteger Pinguins

As pessoas que gostam de Pinguins no mundo inteiro irão se unir para observar o Dia Mundial do Pinguim em 25 de abril, e o Pew Charitable...

Apr 22, 2014, 08:00 ET
Adelie penguin in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Credit: John B. Weller. (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Pew lanza un programa global para proteger a los pingüinos

Los amantes de los pingüinos de todo el mundo se unirán el 25 de abril para celebrar el Día Mundial del Pingüino, y The Pew...

Apr 08, 2014, 06:00 ET

Pew Index Shows 40 States Improved Election Performance in 2012

Between 2008 and 2012, state election performance overall improved by 4.4 percentage points, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts' latest...

Apr 03, 2014, 19:24 ET

Pew Praises Ratification of Treaty to Fight Illegal Fishing Worldwide

The United States Senate on April 3 took a strong stand in the global fight against illegal fishing by ratifying a treaty that will prevent...

Apr 03, 2014, 00:01 ET
Clean energy investment in Asia grows, falls in Europe and the Americas.  (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Pew Report Finds Policy Uncertainty Stalled U.S. Clean Energy Sector in 2013

The U.S. clean energy sector continues to be buffeted by policy uncertainty, with 2013 investment down 9 percent, to $36.7 billion, from 2012,...

Feb 04, 2014, 15:00 ET

Pew: States Can Better Manage Revenue Volatility Through Redesigned Reserve Policies and Improved Forecast Timing

A new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts, Managing Uncertainty: How State Budgeting Can Smooth Revenue Volatility, offers several promising...

Jan 29, 2014, 13:54 ET

TELE-BRIEFING: Congress To Begin Updating Nation's Primary Ocean Fish Law

Proposal could reverse progress in rebuilding fish populations As Congress starts to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the principal law...

Nov 25, 2013, 10:59 ET

ICCAT Takes Positive Action to Rebuild Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Populations, End Illegal Fishing, But Ignores Sharks

 Elizabeth Wilson, who directs The Pew Charitable Trusts' international ocean policy unit, issued the following statement today at the...

Nov 11, 2013, 17:00 ET

Pew Report: Cities Hit Late by Great Recession, Still Struggling To Rebound

A new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts, "America's Big Cities In Volatile Times: Meeting Fiscal Challenges and Preparing for the Future," found...

Nov 07, 2013, 10:37 ET

Phone Briefing on ICCAT: The Future of Bluefin Tuna, Sharks and Illegal Fishing in the Atlantic Ocean

On Monday, Nov. 11 at 10 am EST, 1500 U.K. time, The Pew Charitable Trusts will host a media phone briefing on the upcoming annual meeting of the...

Oct 29, 2013, 17:25 ET

Pew: Prison Health Care Spending Up Sharply in States

State spending on prisoner health care soared as the U.S. prison population approached its peak in 2008, according to a new report from the State...

Sep 30, 2013, 12:00 ET

Most Schools Expected to Meet Healthier Lunch Standards

Upgrading kitchen equipment, infrastructure, and staff training could make school food service more efficient, new study finds Ninety-four...

Aug 01, 2013, 07:32 ET

RBS Citizens Financial Group and Sovereign Bank Adopt Pew's Simple Overview of Checking Account Terms and Fees

Pew Also Recognizes Cascade Community Federal Credit Union and First Tennessee Bank for Improving Disclosure Transparency RBS Citizens...

Jul 29, 2013, 08:46 ET

New Report Finds Cost-Benefit Analyses Improve Budget Choices & Taxpayer Results

First-of-its-kind study looks at the use of cost-benefit analyses across the 50 states A new report shows cost-benefit analyses have helped...

Jul 22, 2013, 10:00 ET
Australian Outback.

Canadian Boreal And Australian Outback Are On The Leading Edge In Conservation

 Canada and Australia are home to two of the world's largest intact ecological regions, the boreal forests of subarctic Canada and the...

Jul 22, 2013, 10:00 ET
Canadian boreal

Conserving the World's Last Great Forest Is Possible

The Canadian boreal forest is one of the world's great natural treasures. Stretching from the Yukon in the west to Newfoundland and Labrador in the...