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Apr 02, 2013, 17:20 ET

Slow Government Response Likely Contributed To More Illnesses In 2011 Salmonella Outbreak In Ground Turkey, Pew Report Finds

Federal and State Authorities Must Put in Place a Robust Salmonella Surveillance System and Be More Aggressive in Responding to Foodborne Illness...

Apr 02, 2013, 10:42 ET
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New Projects Bringing Health Considerations Into Education, Energy Policy, And Other Decisions

The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, today announced eight new grant...

Mar 20, 2013, 15:57 ET

Pew Commends Senators Gillibrand and Feinstein for Working to Shine Light on Antibiotics Practices

Senate HELP Committee Bill Omits Data Reporting The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today adopted the Animal Drug...

Mar 18, 2013, 12:12 ET

Pew Commends Senators Gillibrand and Feinstein for Working to Shine Light on Antibiotics Practices

Senate HELP Committee Neglects its Public Health Mission  The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today released the...

Mar 14, 2013, 00:11 ET

Pew Applauds Unprecedented Conservation Win For Sharks And Manta Rays At CITES

Five species of sharks and two species of manta rays will now be subject to international trade regulation under the Convention on International...

Mar 06, 2013, 01:09 ET
Total U.S.-China Clean Energy Trade Flows, 2011.  (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Advantage America: Pew Report Finds That U.S. Companies Held $1.6 Billion Trade Surplus in Clean Energy Trade with China in 2011

 The United States and China traded more than $8.5 billion worth of clean energy goods and services in 2011, the latest year for which data...

Mar 01, 2013, 12:01 ET

New Study Says 100 Million Sharks Killed Annually

Pew calls for action at CITES to prevent species from being traded to extinction According to scientific findings released today in the...

Feb 27, 2013, 10:32 ET

La INTERPOL lanza una iniciativa mundial destacada para luchar contra la pesca ilegal

- Pew y Noruega están fortaleciendo los esfuerzos para la protección de las comunidades de pesca, sector pesquero y entorno...

Feb 26, 2013, 03:00 ET

INTERPOL startet globale Großinitiative im Kampf gegen die illegale Fischerei

- Pew und Norwegen unterstützen die Initiative, um Fischergemeinden, Fischerei und Meeresumwelt zu schützen INTERPOLs Programm gegen...

Feb 26, 2013, 03:00 ET

INTERPOL lance une initiative mondiale majeure contre la pêche illicite

- Pew et la Norvège soutiennent les efforts de protection de l'industrie piscicole et de ses communautés ainsi que de l'environnement...

Feb 26, 2013, 03:00 ET

INTERPOL Launches Major Global Initiative to Fight Illegal Fishing

Pew and Norway are bolstering effort to protect fishing communities, fisheries and marine environment Today, INTERPOL's Environmental Crime...

Feb 21, 2013, 14:45 ET

Pew Commends Interior for Adopting Balanced Plan on National Petroleum Reserve Lands

Joshua Reichert, an executive vice president at The Pew Charitable Trusts who leads the organization's environmental work, issued the following...

Feb 20, 2013, 17:02 ET

Pew Survey: Payday Loans Fail to Work As Advertised

Re-Borrowing the Loans Is Affordable; Paying Them Off Is Not  A new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts, Payday Lending in America:...

Feb 06, 2013, 14:40 ET

Pew Applauds South Dakota Leaders for Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform

Today, Governor Dennis Daugaard signed into law comprehensive criminal justice legislation that will improve public safety and save...

Feb 05, 2013, 15:58 ET
Elections Performance Index Interactive Tool http://www.pewstates.org/EPI.  (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

New Pew Study Identifies Seven States with Best Election Administration Performance in 2008 and 2010

­­ Seven states performed well in both the 2008 and 2010 elections including Colorado, Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota,...

Jan 17, 2013, 06:00 ET

Pew Delivers Clean Energy Recommendations to Administration and Congress

The domestic clean energy economy needs national policies to innovate, manufacture, and compete The global clean energy marketplace is...

Jan 16, 2013, 08:00 ET

Pew Study Finds 61 Cities' Retirement Systems Face $217 Billion Gap

Sixty-one key cities across America have emerged from the Great Recession with a gap of more than $217 billion between what they had promised their...

Jan 04, 2013, 12:33 ET

Pew Thanks President Obama for Fulfilling Promise to Make Our Food Safe

Erik Olson, director of food programs at The Pew Charitable Trusts, issued the following statement on today's release of major draft regulations to...

Dec 05, 2012, 10:31 ET

More Than Half of Top 12 U.S. Banks Now Use Pew's Model Checking Account Disclosures

SunTrust and Others Make Information More Consumer-Friendly SunTrust voluntarily adopted The Pew Charitable Trusts' disclosure summary for...

Nov 28, 2012, 08:06 ET
Big banks, consumers, and checking account dispute resolution.  (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Pew Report: Most Banks Limit Consumer Options for Dispute Resolution in Checking Accounts

Survey Finds Consumers Conflicted about Arbitration Practices The Pew Safe Checking in the Electronic Age Project today released Banking on...