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Jun 24, 2014, 10:00 ET

Pew Grants 22 Young Scientists Support for Biomedical Research

Twenty-two outstanding early-career researchers were named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The...

Jun 24, 2014, 10:00 ET

Pew and the Stewart Trust Launch Scholars Program Targeting Cancer

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust announced the inaugural class of Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research....

May 23, 2014, 13:53 ET
Nurse sharks can be seen while diving in the British Virgin Islands. (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Pew aplaude a las Islas Vírgenes Británicas por establecer un santuario de tiburones permanente

WASHINGTON, 23 de mayo de 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- El 22 de mayo las Islas Vírgenes Británicas decidieron...

May 22, 2014, 17:28 ET
Nurse sharks can be seen while diving in the British Virgin Islands. (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Pew Applauds the British Virgin Islands for Establishing Permanent Shark Sanctuary

The British Virgin Islands moved on May 22 to establish a permanent shark sanctuary in its waters. The designation by the cabinet of the British...

May 19, 2014, 13:49 ET

Pew Applauds Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Designation

 The Pew Charitable Trusts commended the announcement to create the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico,...

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...