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Marine Conservation Initiative

Fisheries Innovation Fund seeks proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will award grants to foster innovation and support effective participation of fishermen and fishing communities in the implementation of sustainable fisheries in the U.S.  NFWF anticipates awarding $1 million through this solicitation.

NFWF seeks proposals to develop innovative approaches to:

  • Build capacity of ...

The most trusted profession in America readies itself to take on critical challenges in health care

October 2, 2013

Nursing, the most trusted profession in America as well as the largest in health care, plays an essential role in advancing safety and providing better outcomes for patients. Yet, the nursing workforce is facing significant challenges that may impede future health care. Certain regions in the U.S., particularly ...

Q&A with Steve McCormick: Dialogues on the environment

By Mark Tercek Huffington Post October 2, 2013
Foundation president Steve McCormick talks with Mark Tercek, Huffington Post blogger and President & CEO of The Nature Conservancy, about the greatest environmental challenges we face today and what the environmental movement can do to better address those challenges. 

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Earthquake Early-Warning System

How do earthquake early warning systems work?

By Jane J. Lee National Geographic September 27, 2013
One minute you're sitting at your desk on solid ground, the next the floor slips out from underneath you and things start to rattle off the shelves. Earthquakes seem to come out of nowhere and can cause widespread devastation...
 

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Caltech researcher Colin Camerer wins MacArthur Prize

MacArthur Foundation September 25, 2013

Congratulations to Caltech researcher Colin Camerer, Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics in the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences who was named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow.

Colin Camerer is a pioneering economist whose research challenges assumptions about human behavior in the traditional models used by economists. Particularly adept at ...

New initiative focuses on people, conservation

University of California September 24, 2013

UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) has joined with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to form Science for Nature and People (SNAP), an initiative aimed at addressing modern conservation and economic development in ways that will benefit humankind, especially ...

Julie Huber to lead research expedition to deep-sea volcano

Marine Biological Laboratory September 19, 2013

MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) microbial oceanographer Julie Huber will lead a national team of scientists on a deep-sea expedition to Axial Seamount, an active volcano 300 miles off the Oregon coast. The researchers are seeking to better understand the vast diversity of marine microbial communities that dominate the oceans and ...

Intriguing advances in the microbial biogeochemistry of the oceans

Nature Geoscience Insight September 6, 2013

Microbes regulate the cycling of elements throughout the global ocean, from the icy surface waters that circulate at high latitudes, to the deep vents that dot the continental sea floor. Human activities are starting to modify the way in which microbes mediate these cycles, at least in the relatively well-characterized ...

New grant advances ASU microscopy imaging research initiative

By Richard Harth Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University August 6, 2013

Peering through a homemade instrument—toy-like by today's standards—the Dutch tradesman Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) first observed a dizzying menagerie of lifeforms, invisible to the naked eye. Since then, scientists have steadily refined the field of microscopy, achieving spectacular results at ever-tinier scales.

At Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, Nongjian (NJ) ...

Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems

Foundation funding means good news for basic science

July 30, 2013

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced good news for science today: more than $90 million for basic research, specifically in the field of condensed matter physics. The Moore Foundation’s new Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems (EPiQS) initiative will focus this budget over a five-year period to explore the exotic ...