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Mar 18, 2015, 10:56 ET
Map of Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve

Pew, National Geographic Applaud Creation of Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Geographic Society praised action by the British government today to create the world's largest fully...

Mar 10, 2015, 16:15 ET

Pew: Improved Rainy Day Funds Can Mitigate Revenue Forecasting Errors

The amount of money states collect is harder to predict than ever, according to a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Nelson A....

Jan 21, 2015, 10:00 ET

Pew Unveils Pioneering Technology to Help End Illegal Fishing

 The Pew Charitable Trusts launched groundbreaking technology today that will help authorities monitor, detect, and respond to illicit fishing...

Jan 21, 2015, 10:00 ET

Pew revela tecnología de vanguardia para contribuir a terminar la pesca ilegal

The Pew Charitable Trusts lanzó hoy una tecnología revolucionaria que ayudará a las autoridades a vigilar, detectar, y responder a...

Dec 16, 2014, 17:48 ET
Bristol Bay commercial salmon fishermen cast out the marker buoy on the first set of a gillnet near the Ugashik River.  Credit: Carl Johnson  (visit pewtrusts.org/bristolbay for additional resources)

Pew Applauds Protection of Alaska's Bristol Bay

 The Pew Charitable Trusts applauds today's decision by the Obama administration to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska, one of the most productive...

Oct 31, 2014, 08:33 ET
Emperor penguins in Antarctica. (Credit: John B Weller, Courtesy of The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Pew Praises Adoption of Protections for Antarctic Krill

 The Pew Charitable Trusts commended the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) for acting to expand...

Oct 20, 2014, 07:00 ET
Emperor penguins in Antarctica.

AOA calls on CCAMLR to agree on marine protection of the Ross Sea and East Antarctica

As representatives of the 25 Members1 of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meet in Hobart, where...

Oct 17, 2014, 12:38 ET

Canadian Beaufort Sea Fisheries Management Plan Applauded

A new Arctic fisheries management plan announced by Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq that will protect more than 800,000 square kilometres in...

Aug 29, 2014, 16:15 ET

The Pew Charitable Trusts: Banner Day for Bluefin

A bright new chapter for bluefin tuna has begun. NOAA Fisheries just issued a strong final amendment Aug. 29 for protecting these giants of the...

Aug 12, 2014, 16:05 ET

State Spending on Employees' Health Insurance Varies Significantly, According to New Report

Spending on health insurance for state employees was up slightly in 2013 over the previous two years, with the cost varying widely from state to...

Jul 15, 2014, 16:00 ET

Pew: States Can Strengthen Reserves by Linking Savings to Volatility

 A report released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts illustrates how states can save enough during economic boom years to better weather...

Jul 08, 2014, 16:05 ET

Pew: State Prison Health Care Spending Trending Down Since Peak

 State spending on prisoner health care increased from fiscal years 2007 to 2011, but it is trending downward from its peak in 2009, according...

Jun 24, 2014, 10:20 ET

Pew Welcomes Global Ocean Commission's Recommendations for High Seas Conservation

The Global Ocean Commission, an independent initiative made up of 17 leaders from around the world, today released its proposals for action: a...

Jun 24, 2014, 10:00 ET

Pew Awards Research Funding to 10 Latin American Scientists

Ten researchers were named Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. By providing flexible funding...

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...