Tag: The Pew Charitable Trusts

New Partnership Seeks to Protect 18 Million Square Kilometers of Ocean Over Next Five Years

The ocean covers about 70% of Earth and provides a suite of vital services to humanity, but the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services reports that threats ranging from unsustainable fishing to climate change could leave more than half of marine species at risk of extinction by 2100. Building resilience of our ocean while boosting fisheries, marine-based livelihoods, and economies is possible, in… Read more »

State Economic Growth Uneven Since Recession Began – Only North Dakota, Texas, and Utah have experienced growth since the recession’s onset that matched or beat the historical U.S. pace

Since the Great Recession hit the U.S. a decade ago, the economy’s slow recovery has played out unevenly across states. Only North Dakota, Texas, and Utah have experienced growth since the recession’s onset that matched or beat the historical U.S. pace. In the 10 states slowest to recover, the 10-year expansion was less than the equivalent of 1 percent per year.