Lyda Hill is a fiery Dallas oil heiress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose giving will definitely increase in coming years. One big interest of hers is marine protection, where she's making waves.
It’s been a brutal couple of years for cruise lines, Carnival in particular. Then again, these massive floating hotels have been pretty brutal themselves to the oceans they’ve built an industry on, loathed by enviros for their dumping and pollution. Digging out from scandal, the largest fleet in the world is making efforts to clean up a bit, including a $2.5 million grant.