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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation sets up fund to provide for Global warming research

Doris Duke has set up a $100 million (EUR75 million) Charitable Foundation to pay for five years of research into global warming.

The aim of the foundation's Climate Change Initiative is to look at policies that can speed the use of new technologies _ and broaden use of existing ones to reduce carbon dioxide, methane and other industrial gases that scientists blame for heating the atmosphere like a greenhouse.

Up to $100 million (EUR75 million) is to be awarded to nonprofit groups, research institutions and universities. They would be expected to study which policies and technologies will be the best to help build a "clean-energy economy," the foundation said in a statement Sunday.

Joan Spero, the foundation's president, said there are things people can do now, and keep options open for dealing with climate change, rather than continuing to build inefficient buildings and polluting power plants that "will lock ourselves into years of high carbon emissions."

"The foundation's goal," said Andrew Bowman, who will direct the $100 million (EUR75 million) fund, "is to keep us from losing the game in the first quarter so that we will still be in a position to win in the fourth quarter."

The $1.8 billion (EUR1.35 billion) foundation was set up in 1996 and is named after the only child and heiress of tobacco and utility industrialist James Buchanan Duke.

Based in New York, the foundation also maintains three Duke family estates in New Jersey, Hawaii and Rhode Island and awards grants in performing arts, wildlife conservation, medical research and child abuse prevention.

The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations

Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus

The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations

Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus

On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part

World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
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Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
The Netherlands and Australia officially accuse Russia of downing MH17 over Donbass
The Netherlands and Australia officially accuse Russia of downing MH17 over Donbass
The Netherlands and Australia officially accuse Russia of downing MH17 over Donbass
The Netherlands and Australia officially accuse Russia of downing MH17 over Donbass