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Framework emerges to build the business case for natural capital

By Elsa Wenzel GreenBiz.com April 29, 2014

The Nature Conservancy and JPMorgan Chase have a bold goal: Raise $1 billion over the next three years toward projects that protect agriculture, fisheries, water and land. These power brokers in conservation and finance seek nothing less than to create a mainstream market for investment in ecological conservation.

The Nature ...

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Electioneering rules training tool for foundation staff released

Philanthropy News Digest April 24, 2014

The HewlettGatesPackard, and Moore foundations have announced the release of an interactive resource designed to help foundation staff navigate the legal issues around election-related activities.

Offered through Learn Foundation Law, a Web site developed by the four foundations in 2010, "Electioneering Rules for ...

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Safeway to sell Canada's first land-raised salmon

Intrafish April 23, 2014

The first harvest of land-raised salmon is being sold through Canada's Safeway retail stores across British Columbia and Alberta.

Read the full article here (paid subscription required).

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation funded the R&D for this land-based salmon aquaculture project.

Générée par Google, une carte haute résolution révèle l'ampleur des déboisements dans le monde

By Rhett A. Butler, traduit par Pauline Bollengier mongabay.com April 21, 2014
Des chercheurs viennent de mettre au point un outil attendu de longue date qui révèle l'étendue des pertes et des gains en matière de couvert forestier à l'échelle mondiale. Générée par l'immense nuage informatique de Google, cette carte forestière interactive établit une nouvelle base de référence pour l'évaluation de l'étendue ...

Winners of competition to reimagine the chemistry set announced

April 8, 2014

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) today announced winners of the Science, Play and Research Kit (SPARK) Competition, a challenge to reimagine the chemistry set for the 21st century.  Winners were selected in two categories:  prototypes – projects that are ...

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Charities try new ways to test ideas quickly and polish them later

By Ben Gose Chronicle of Philanthropy March 23, 2014
A year ago, a division of TechSoup Global began working on an app to allow donors to buy a hotel room for victims of domestic violence when no other shelter is available. Now that app is a finalist in a competition run by a foundation that combats human trafficking—and a ...

A most powerful eye on the sky

By Harry Mok UC Newsroom March 21, 2014

That epic quest took a big step forward Thursday when the Board of Regents approved UC’s financial participation in the development and operation of the Thirty Meter Telescope, commonly known at the TMT.

Once complete, the TMT will be the largest and most powerful land-based optical/infrared telescope on Earth.

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Patient and Family Engagement

Shared decision-making champions

By Informed Medical Decisions Foundation The Shared Decision Making Month Blog March 19, 2014

Throughout the 25 years of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation’s history, we have been fortunate to work with, and along side, many noteworthy individuals to advance shared decision making. While we can’t recognize every single individual who has provided a wealth of inspiration and guidance for our work, we would ...

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Spotlighting Silicon Valley's most (and least) generous tech philanthropists

By Eric Van Susteren Silicon Valley Business Journal March 18, 2014

What’s a couple million when you’re worth a couple billion?

That’s what  Inside Philanthropy asked when it put together a list of the tech sector’s most generous philanthropists. 

Read the full article here.

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Meet the 12 most generous tech leaders

By Michael Gentilucci Inside Philanthropy March 18, 2014

More than any other industry, the tech sector has the ability to create multimillionaires, and even billionaires, almost overnight. We saw this most recently when WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton sold their company to Facebook, netting them $6.8 billion and $3.6 billion, respectively. And while it may take ...