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Peter Getty is a philanthropist and contributing blogger for the Huffington Post. His work and writings revolve around environmental issues. Getty's philanthropic initiatives, as well as the organizations he supports, are committed to protecting the environment and spreading environmental awareness.

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Defenders of Wildlife Attempt To Save Biodiversity

Biodiversity measures the variety of animals, plants and other organisms in different ecosystems. Also known as genetic variation, ecosystem variation or species variation within an area, biome or planet; biodiversity is of utmost importance to nonprofit org Defenders of Wildlife. Founded in 1947, Defenders’ believe that the ...

The Hypocritic Oath: Gates Foundation Tainted by Investments in Big Oil

Every year, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Asset Trust dips into its $43 billion endowment to fund various healthcare, education and environmental initiatives. It turns out, more than $1 billion of that endowment is tied up in those very companies that are making the planet uninhabitable. Despite their public ...