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2014-07-15 16:25:53

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts illustrates how states can save enough during economic boom years to better weather future recessions. Building State Rainy Day Funds: Policies to Harness Revenue Volatility, Stabilize Budgets, and Strengthen Reserves identifies the limitations of current rainy day funds, formally known as budget stabilization funds. It also contains three strategies to help states make saving a...

2014-07-08 16:24:36

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State spending on prisoner health care increased from fiscal years 2007 to 2011, but it is trending downward from its peak in 2009, according to a new report from the State Health Care Spending Project, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The report, State Prison Health Care Spending: An Examination, analyzes four key factors driving prison health care costs and outlines...

2014-06-24 12:27:39

PHILADELPHIA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust announced the inaugural class of Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research. Five promising early-career scientists will receive funding for research aimed at finding cures for cancer using approaches that include genetics, pharmacology, and structural biology. "Cancer continues to take a terrible toll on human health worldwide, and creative approaches are vital...

2014-06-24 12:27:35

PHILADELPHIA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten researchers were named Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. By providing flexible funding and networking opportunities, the program allows early-career scientists to train in top U.S. laboratories and to develop skills and connections that will help them become scientific leaders in their home countries. This year's class will tackle some of the world's greatest health...

2014-06-24 12:27:33

PHILADELPHIA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-two outstanding early-career researchers were named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The scholars--whose fields of study range from genetics to neuroscience to biophysics--will receive flexible funding to investigate some of the world's most pressing health problems. They join a community of more than 500 Pew scholars whose ranks include multiple recipients of Nobel Prizes, Lasker...

2014-05-19 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Charitable Trusts commended the announcement to create the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico, calling it a "spectacular natural gift" for the American people. The designation by President Barack Obama will conserve nearly a half-million acres of natural and cultural treasures in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, including the Organ Mountains, the Sierra de Las Uvas Mountains, the Potrillo...

2014-04-22 08:25:42

New campaign aims for international cooperation to protect sentinel species WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 announcing the launch of the first global effort aimed at protecting penguins wherever they live. Eighteen species of penguin range from the cold of Antarctica to the equatorial heat of the Galapagos Islands....

2014-04-03 20:21:29

Port State Measures Agreement will strengthen inspection standards to keep illegally caught fish from reaching market WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 illegally caught fish from entering the market through ports around the world. The treaty, called the Port State Measures Agreement, or PSMA, also would empower port officials...

2014-04-03 00:21:57

Solar installations grew, wind installations and investment fell WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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, according to research released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The annual report, "Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2013," found that steep declines in the installation of wind overshadowed a record annual deployment of...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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