Environmental Sustainability

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...

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…

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...

MacArthur Foundation Announces 100&Change Semi-Finalists
February 17, 2017 at 10:52 am

The MacArthur Foundation has chosen eight semi-finalists for 100&Change, a competition awarding a $100 million grant to the nonprofit or for-profit organization with the most distinguished, world-changing proposal. Submitted ideas include changing the way we care for orphans, treating blindness in Africa, providing virtual access to specialty medical care for the underprivileged and more...

Pew Center Turns to Industry Funding for Climate Change Research
November 10, 2011

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change, which seeks market-based solutions to global warming, is turning to corporate sponsors after losing $3.5 million a year in support from a charitable trust.

The center announced the change and its new name, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, at a press briefing, said Eileen Claussen, founder and president of the group. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Entergy Corp. are stepping in with long-term funding for the group, Claussen said.

Newport nonprofit partners with America’s Cup to support sustainability
July 18, 2011

The America’s Cup Event Authority has chosen a Newport, R.I.-based organization, Sailors for the Sea, as its first partner in a new international program intended to better preserve and protect the oceans of the world.

The authority is now beginning pre-regatta activities before the next America’s Cup competition, set for 2013 in San Francisco, and a key component of the 34th America’s Cup legacy program is promoting sustainability of the ocean waters, organizers said in a prepared release.

Alcoa Foundation Launches $4 Million Environmental Research Initiative
June 17, 2011

Alcoa Foundation launched a two-year, $4 million initiative that funds 10 global sustainability research projects. The initiative will find answers to environmental issues that impact the quality of life and well-being of communities globally.

Researchers from 15 leading universities and nongovernmental organizations will investigate issues in natural resource management in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Russia and the U.S.