Stephen Heintz has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the world's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. Founded during the American Revolution, the Academy recognizes the most influential leaders from science, scholarship, business, public affairs, and the arts, and carries out nonpartisan policy research on social, political, and intellectual topics in response to the needs and problems of society.
The Institute for Integrated Transitions has released an analysis of international expert assistance offered in Tunisia after the January 2011 revolution. The report focuses on the country's reforms in its media, security sector, and judiciary, as well as youth employment; results have been mixed more than two years after the uprising.
Fossil fuel companies have been overvaluing coal and gas reserves resulting in a dangerously inflated investment bubble, according to the latest report released by the Carbon Tracker Initiative and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. With the 2010 agreement among governments to limit global warming to two degrees, the study's authors calculated that 60 to 80 percent of the oil, gas, and coal reserves listed on stock exchanges are unburnable.
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