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Courtesy of Phil Freeman/WWF-Australia - The Peruvian government and key partners sign a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to ensure the viability of 76 protected areas (20 million hectares) in the Peruvian Amazon

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Doctors strive to do less harm by inattentive care

By Gina Kolata New York Times February 18, 2015
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Suffering. The very word made doctors uncomfortable. Medical journals avoided it, instructing authors to say that patients "'have' a disease or complications or side effects rather than 'suffer' or 'suffer from' them," said Dr. Thomas H. Lee, the chief medical officer of Press Ganey, a company that surveys hospital patients....

Data-Driven Discovery

Can better data help save the oceans? This big foundation thinks so

By Tate Williams Inside Philanthropy February 18, 2015
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Data and oceans are two of the biggest topics in philanthropy these days, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is a leader in both. One of its latest grants targets the intersection of the two, just off the Mid-Atlantic coast.

The foundation recently awarded $1.6 million to Monmouth University ...

WWF: Tuna sector making huge strides toward sustainability

By Drew Cherry Intrafish February 13, 2015
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Bill Fox, vice president Fisheries, WWF US, had an optimistic view of the strides taken to improve the sustainability in the tuna sector of late.

"I've seen more progress in the last five years than in my entire career," he said, speaking at a seminar on the sustainable sourcing policies ...

National Patient Safety Foundation urges stakeholders to be "United in Safety" for Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 8-14

February 12, 2015
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Boston, Mass. (Feb. 12, 2015)—Patient and family engagement in health care is the focus as the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 8-14, 2015. This year’s theme, United in Safety, underscores the fact that everyone has a role to play in ensuring safe care, and ...

10 Best Readers' Choice: Best Place for Wildlife

USA Today February 12, 2015
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USA Today's 10 Best Places for Wildlife includes two places that the Moore Foundation has helped conserve:

  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve 
    USA Today: "A trip to Pacaya Samiria Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon means the chance to see pink and gray river dolphins, howler monkeys, sloths, brilliant macaws and bright butterflies."...

How much carbon are our trees actually sucking up?

By Ben Schiller Fast Company February 11, 2015
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Without a strategy to maintain the world's forests, we may as well give up on climate change and accept our fate. Trees are that important. Deforestation contributes about 15% of all greenhouse gases, because a lot of a tree's mass is carbon. When you cut it down or burn it, ...

Four Leading Foundations launch new legal training module for the philanthropic community

February 10, 2015
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Today a new, interactive training tool is available free of charge to help the staff of private foundations explore the rules and potential impact of program-related investments, or PRIs. Like a grant, a PRI supports private foundations’ charitable and programmatic goals. Unlike a grant, a PRI is an investment that ...

Patient and Family Engagement

The patient is the most important member of the team

By Dominick Frosch British Medical Journal February 10, 2015
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Twenty five years after he had type 1 diabetes diagnosed, Dominick Frosch finds health professionals still fail to treat him as an equal in managing his disease.

In January 1988, just before I turned 17, I was told I had type 1 diabetes. I had to learn to live ...

Conservation

Bids in Tuesday for giant north coast forest land

By Mary Callahan The Press Democrat February 9, 2015
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A coalition of conservation groups with visions of riverfront parkland, environmentally friendly forestry practices and watershed preservation will submit a bid Tuesday on 30,000 acres of redwood timber holdings and bluff-top land at the mouth of the Gualala River, straddling Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

Led by the Conservation Fund in ...

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When scientific research can’t get federal funds, private money steps in

By Michael Anft The Chronicle of Philanthropy February 9, 2015
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In an era of stagnant federal funding for science programs and medical research, large donors are stepping in to help. But philanthropists are doing far more than just filling in gaps in federal funding; they are tackling important work shunned by the federal government because it is too obscure, too ...