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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...

Jul 15, 2013, 19:25 ET

Independent Global Leaders Urge Russian President Putin to Rescue Antarctic Marine Reserve Negotiations

CCAMLR leaders call out Russia; James Cameron Petitions Russian President Putin Russia today challenged the legal basis that would allow for the...

Jul 01, 2013, 18:53 ET

Pew Applauds Bipartisan Passage of Public Safety Reforms in Oregon

Bipartisan majorities of both chambers of the Oregon State Legislature have passed a broad criminal justice bill that will improve public safety...

Jun 22, 2013, 14:57 ET
Little Grand Rapids First Nation "Ni-Kes"

UNESCO Commends Canadian Governments, First Nations; Resolves to Address "Fundamental Issues" in World Heritage Process Raised by Canada's Pimachiowin Aki Nomination

In its review of Canada's Nomination of Pimachiowin Aki for World Heritage Status, the World Heritage Committee of the United...

Jun 18, 2013, 10:17 ET

Phone Briefing: Shaping the Fate of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

 On Thursday, June 20, at 10 a.m. EDT, The Pew Charitable Trusts will host a media phone briefing on critical upcoming decisions for western...

Jun 13, 2013, 11:49 ET

On the Scientific Frontier: Ten Pew Fellows Selected to Address Diseases Including Diabetes, Schizophrenia, Cancer

Ten scientists were named Pew Latin American fellows in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts today. The fellowship provides support...

Jun 13, 2013, 10:30 ET

From Autism to Diabetes to Parkinson's Disease: Pew Funds 22 Early-Career Scientists to Take Calculated Risks

Twenty-two of the nation's most enterprising researchers were named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts today. The...

Jun 13, 2013, 10:00 ET

Nas fronteiras da Ciência: 10 Pew Fellows são selecionados para pesquisar doenças incluindo diabetes, esquizofrenia e câncer

 Dez cientistas foram hoje nomeados Pew Latin American Fellows nas Ciências Biomédicas, pelo Pew Charitable Trusts. Este prêmio...

Jun 13, 2013, 10:00 ET

En las fronteras de la ciencia: diez becarios Pew han sido seleccionados para investigar enfermedades que incluyen la diabetes, la esquizofrenia y el cáncer

Diez científicos latinoamericanos fueron hoy nombrados Becarios Pew en Ciencias Biomédicas por las Fundaciones Benéficas Pew. Esta...

Jun 13, 2013, 10:00 ET

On the Scientific Frontier: Ten Pew Fellows Selected to Address Diseases Including Diabetes, Schizophrenia, Cancer

Ten scientists were named Pew Latin American fellows in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts today. The fellowship provides support...