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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.

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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 ...

Secrets from the deep

By Wendy Frew The Sydney Morning Herald November 21, 2013

Violent bursts of organic matter from dying organisms, continuous showers of “marine snow” from the upper layers of a water column, and nutrients leaking from creatures so tiny they are invisible to the naked eye: this is the mysterious, microscopic world of our oceans.

One drop of seawater contains a ...

Fish 2.0′s technology competition winners announced at Stanford University

By Jeanine Stewart Undercurrent News November 18, 2013

Software and logistics company Blue Sea Labs took home the winning title at last week’s Fish 2.0 Competition Finals, held at Stanford University.

The judges of Fish 2.0, a business competition connecting sustainable fisheries and aquaculture businesses, were blown away... 

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Powered by Google, high resolution forest map reveals massive deforestation worldwide

By Rhett A. Butler Mongabay.com November 14, 2013


Researchers today released a long-awaited tool that reveals the extent of forest cover loss and gain on a global scale. Powered by Google's massive computing cloud, 
the interactive forest map establishes a new baseline for measuring deforestation and forest recovery across all of the world's countries... 

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New interactive tool helps track Earth’s forests

By Louis Lucero II The New York Times November 14, 2013

As carbon emissions build and environmentalists grow more certain of the consequences, scientists have been searching for more precise ways to track the state of Earth’s vast expanses of forest.

Researchers primarily from the University of Maryland, along with Google, have created a new tool to help scientists monitor forest ...

Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

Most run-of-river B.C. hydro projects can harm fish

By Larry Pynn Vancouver Sun November 3, 2013

Almost 100 percent of private run-of-river power projects studied in B.C. are located on streams where they could affect fish, an interim study for the Pacific Salmon Foundation has found.

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Gold mining ravages Perú

The Carnegie Institution for Science released the following announcement about new research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The project, which mapped the damage due to gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon, used two technologies supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation ...

Techbridge fires up girls to tackle tech

By Annie Sciacca San Francisco Business Times October 25, 2013

People sometimes ask Linda Kekelis why she wants resources devoted to helping girls get involved with science, technology, engineering and math—STEM. Girls would do it if they were interested in it, they say.

But according to Kekelis, that’s simply not true.

Instead, gender stereotypes, bad information given to families and ...