Environment

How 'Catalytic Philanthropy' Could Solve Global Waste
July 18, 2017 at 11:54 am

The world faces a looming challenge of handling our waste, an increasing percentage of which is made of plastic, which simply does not go away. Plastic usually accounts for up to 20 percent of a municipality’s waste generation by weight, but by volume, the proportion is significantly higher. Most small communities do not have access…

Disasters and Climate Change: Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees
July 18, 2017 at 11:34 am

The number of forcibly displaced people has grown from 33.9 million in 1997 to 65.6 million persons in 2016 due in large part to conflicts in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. The rise in conflict globally has resulted in the occurrence of 20 displacements per minute last year and a new record high for the total number of people affected by displacement...

National Audubon Society's "Small" Direct Mail Control
July 7, 2017 at 9:01 am

The world faces a looming challenge of handling our waste, an increasing percentage of which is made of plastic, which simply does not go away. Plastic usually accounts for up to 20 percent of a municipality’s waste generation by weight, but by volume, the proportion is significantly higher. Most small communities do not have access […]

UCLA Team in Carbon XPRIZE Competition Receives $1.5M Donation
May 3, 2017 at 10:20 am

UCLA has received a generous $1.5 million gift from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation to support faculty members competing for the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. The funds will support the team’s efforts to develop a process for capturing carbon dioxide and converting it into a material that can be used in building and…

Parks 'to Be Run By Charities' Under Plans Backed By the National Trust
April 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

Parks will be removed from the control of councils and run by charities under plans backed by the National Trust to stop them closing and falling into disrepair. Earlier this year MPs warned that parks risked returning to the neglect of the Eighties and Nineties because of budget cuts, with many facing the threat of…

Colorado State University Receives $12.5M for New Global Food Innovation Center
April 5, 2017 at 8:35 pm

Thanks to a substantial gift from one of the world’s leading global food companies, JBS USA, Colorado State University has begun construction on the JBS Global Food Innovation Center in Honor of Gary and Kay Smith, a new $15 million facility that will advance best practices in food safety, meat sciences and animal handling and…

Environmental Groups Are Challenging the Administration About Keystone XL
April 3, 2017 at 10:06 pm

On Mar. 24, the Trump Administration issued a presidential permit to TransCanada to operate and construct Keystone XL, a 1,179-mile pipeline carrying up to 830,000 gallons of oil each day from Alberta, Canada to Steele City, Neb., which reverses the Obama administration’s block on this project...