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National Aquarium awarded conservation grant

National Aquarium November 13, 2013
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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded a $161,375 grant to National Aquarium in support of its efforts to lead a group of scientists and fishery managers to better understand, explain and address the sources of uncertainty in fisheries management. Uncertainty in stock assessments, effectiveness of management measures and ...

Bold new partnership launches to harness potential of data scientists and big data

November 12, 2013
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New York University, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Washington launch a 5-year, $37.8 million cross-institutional effort with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Washington, D.C. — A new multi-million dollar collaboration will enable university researchers to harness the full ...

Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

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

By Larry Pynn Vancouver Sun November 3, 2013
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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.

Read the full article here.

Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

Independent review of run-of-river hydro projects in British Columbia and their potential impacts on salmonid species- an update

Pacific Salmon Foundation October 29, 2013
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In October 2012, Clean Energy BC (CEBC) approached the Pacific Salmon Foundation to commission an independent, scientific review of run-of-river hydroelectric projects, with a specific focus on their potential impacts on salmonids. Given its mandate around the conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon in British Columbia and its scientific ...

Gold mining ravages Perú

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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
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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 ...

Revealing the secrets of microscopic marine life

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UTS-led research using novel technologies to unlock the oceans' microbial secrets has received a US$3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, one of the world's top 20 philanthropic organisations.

It is the largest grant (grant GBMF3801) awarded by the Foundation to date to an Australian institution for ...

NIST physicists 'entangle' microscopic drum's beat with electrical signals

NIST Tech Beat October 22, 2013
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Extending evidence of quantum behavior farther into the large-scale world of everyday life, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have "entangled"—linked the properties of—a microscopic mechanical drum with electrical signals.

The results confirm that NIST's micro-drum could be used as a quantum memory in future quantum ...

Remote Sonoma County landscape offers microscopic peek at life's beginnings

By Mary Callahan The Press Democrat October 19, 2013
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Scientists looking for clues to the origins of life on Earth have discovered new life forms right here in Sonoma County that may shed light on how life evolved — and how it might be detected elsewhere in the universe.

A three-year study of alkaline ponds at The Cedars, a ...

Andes-Amazon Initiative

Ecologists uncover 'hyperdominant' tree species in the Amazon

University of Leeds October 18, 2013
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Dr. Oliver Phillips, a professor at the University of Leeds School of Geography whose work in the Amazon has been partially funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, has contributed to new research published in Science this month. The research was led by Hans ter Steege of the Naturalis Biodiversity ...