Latest Karen Davis Stories

2008-12-05 11:19:00

CANANDAIGUA ACADEMY WILL NOT SLAUGHTER CHICKENS! New York State Education Department Denies Application to 'Terminate Life.' MACHIPONGO, Va., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a year-long campaign to persuade Canandaigua Academy (a high school in upstate New York) to eliminate a project in which students butchered chickens in an ecology course, United Poultry Concerns learned yesterday that the Education Department has instructed Canandaigua Academy administrators to stop the...

2005-07-27 05:45:00

Aging Baby Boomers, rising costs will stretch its resources, experts say On July 30, 1965, Lyndon Johnson was still savoring his landslide election as president, and he drew upon that broad support to sign an ambitious public health-care plan called Medicare into law. But the battle to create the program "was intensely fought, and it didn't pass by a wide margin," said Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund, an independent research foundation focused on health and social issues....

Word of the Day
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.