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Courtesy of Phil Freeman/WWF-Australia - The Peruvian government and key partners sign a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to ensure the viability of 76 protected areas (20 million hectares) in the Peruvian Amazon

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Study shows Brazil’s Soy Moratorium still needed to preserve Amazon

By Kelly April Tyrrell University of Wisconsin-Madison January 22, 2015
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Today, fewer chicken nuggets can trace their roots to cleared Amazon rain forest.

In 2006, following a report from Greenpeace and under pressure from consumers, large companies like McDonald's and Wal-Mart decided to stop using soy grown on cleared forestland in the Brazilian Amazon. This put pressure on commodity traders, ...

The 2015 Fish 2.0 competition: A chance for seafood businesses to build on investor interest

By Monica Jain, Fish 2.0 National Geographic January 21, 2015
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Three years ago, when I first started asking investors why they didn’t put more money into seafood ventures, many told me that there just weren’t enough strong businesses out there to warrant the time and energy of adding seafood to their portfolios. At the same time, seafood businesses complained that ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Moving from mandate to reality: A roadmap for patient and family engagement

By Dominick Frosch, Pamela Dardess, Susan Baade, and Kristin Carman Heath Affairs Blog January 20, 2015
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The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) moved patient and family engagement to center stage in health care reform. The law mentions “patient-centered care” at least 40 times, with explicit references to patient engagement, patient experience, health literacy and shared decision making. Evidence is growing that meaningful patient and family engagement ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Consumer Reports Study: Demanding respect from doctors may save your life

Forbes January 19, 2015
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A hospital is a dangerous place to visit. Each year more than 400,000 people are killed due to preventable medical errors, which include preventable Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). This makes preventable medical errors the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease (1st) and cancer (2nd).

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Fish 2.0's call to action for seafood entrepreneurs and investors

By David Bank Huffington Post January 15, 2015
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Everybody, it seems, wants their seafood sustainable. That growing demand is spurring investor interest in aquaculture, seafood supply chains and technology solutions that address the shortage of affordable, tasty protein that does not deplete already-stressed fisheries.

One indicator of increasing interest is the growth of the Fish 2.0 business competition, ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Researchers identify missing component in marine carbon, sulfur cycles

By Alan Flurry University of Georgia January 15, 2015
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Athens, Ga. - A new study from marine scientists at the University of Georgia reveals two important compounds not previously considered that are released into the ocean's dissolved organic matter pool by phytoplankton and subsequently removed by bacteria. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...

Bolstering regional management for sustainable tuna fisheries

By Susan Jackson, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Triple Pundit January 14, 2015
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The overfishing of the bigeye tuna stock in the central and western Pacific Ocean was one of the most talked about fisheries stories of 2014. Maybe that’s why, at the end of last year, almost every stakeholder in the industry and conservation community expressed stern criticism for the lack of ...

Fish 2.0 2015 competition is open

January 13, 2015
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The Fish 2.0 business competition connects fishing and aquaculture businesses and investors who are interested in the seafood sector. Fish 2.0 provides businesses with an opportunity to gain visibility, find strategic partners, and ultimately garner new investments in the range of $100,000 to over $10 million. Investors who participate as ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Nursing supervisor sees potential in Sacramento home health, hospice care

CBS Sacramento January 12, 2015
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Audra Flynn, RN, M.S., PHN, COS-C is the nursing supervisor of the home health program at UC Davis. The program provides registered nursing care, physical, occupational and speech therapies, social work and home health aide care to patients in their homes.

“We are currently piloting a few unique programs aimed ...

20 researchers selected as 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellows

Leopold Leadership Program January 12, 2015
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Twenty North American environmental researchers have been awarded Leopold Leadership Fellowships for 2015.

Based at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, the Leopold Leadership Program provides outstanding academic environmental researchers with skills and approaches for communicating and working with partners in NGOs, business, government and communities to integrate science ...

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