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TMT's THINK grant, scholarship would benefit students

By Megan Moseley West Hawaii Today December 23, 2013

Big Island students interested in science, technology, engineering and math will have a chance to apply for new scholarship and grant funds next year, pending the construction of what is poised to be one of the world’s largest telescopes atop Mauna Kea.

Read the full article here. 

NFI Crab Council announces new partner

By SeafoodSource staff SeafoodSource.com December 17, 2013
National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council has announced it is teaming up with the global collaborative 50in10 to work on a study that looks at the economic impact of sustainability initiatives.

“We believe that focusing sustainability initiatives on communities, as opposed to simply species, has the potential to have a ...

Sonoma Land Trust purchases Haire Ranch on Skaggs Island

Sonoma Land Trust December 13, 2013

Sonoma Land Trust has acquired the 1,092-acre Haire Ranch on Skaggs Island along Highway 37, a long-sought after acquisition that will enable the restoration of 4,400 acres of diked baylands to wetlands. SLT has joined with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) ...

For the good of the colony

By Jennifer Chu MIT News December 11, 2013

For some microbes, the motto for growth is not so much “every cell for itself,” but rather, “all for one and one for all.”

MIT researchers have found that cells in a bacterial colony grow in a way that benefits the community as a whole. That is, while an individual ...

Applications for the 2014-2015 California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships due 2/28

December 10, 2013

Offered by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships place professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. 

Read more:

http://fellows.ccst.us/ 

CCST fellowships flyer

Cornell's CONQUEST will propel quantum materials studies

By Anne Ju Cornell Chronicle December 5, 2013

A revolutionary instrument that will expedite the discovery of new, artificial forms of matter with unprecedented electronic and magnetic properties will be funded by a $4.13 million gift from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The new instrument, to be called the Moore CONQUEST (Creation and Observation of Novel Quantum ...

International Innovation: providing the tools to succeed

International Innovation December 2, 2013

An interview with Steve McCormick is featured in the latest issue of International Innovation.

International Innovation is an open access, global dissemination publication that provides unique access to bespoke interviews, content and presentations from for the wider scientific, technology and research communities.

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Fishy business: will venture capitalists embrace sustainable seafood?

By Clare Leschin-Hoar The Guardian November 29, 2013

Martin Reed has been selling sustainably-sourced seafood over the internet since 2010, but until recently he had never tried to sell investors on Blue Sea Labs, his San Francisco-based startup.

Read the full article here.

Fish 2.0: A contest seeks to foster a more sustainable seafood industry

By Lee Van Der Voo Yale e360 November 25, 2013

Think of it as a live version of Shark Tank, the U.S. primetime TV favorite in which entrepreneurs pitch their fledgling companies to investors. 

Twenty pioneers in the sustainable seafood business climbed a stage at Stanford University earlier this month, and by the time they finished wooing the judges, the ...

Special Projects in Environmental Conservation

The landscape can protect our health - if we can protect the landscape

By Lynne Peeples The Huffington Post November 22, 2013

Friday marks the final day of the United Nations 
COP19 climate change conference in Warsaw, Poland. It also marks two weeks since a massive typhoon swept across the Philippines, leaving more than 5,000 people dead and many more injured, ill, homeless and hungry.

Much has been said of the ...