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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



Bolstering regional management for sustainable tuna fisheries

By Susan Jackson, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Triple Pundit January 14, 2015

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

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

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
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 ...
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Preparing nursing-home leaders to overcome challenges and improve care


As members of the baby boom generation get older and reach retirement age, they present increasing concerns for the quality and value of nursing-home care. As this “silver tsunami” swells, industry and policy leaders search for ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of long-term care services. Elena Siegel, an ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Primary care workforce shortages and career recommendations from practicing clinicians

By Catherine M. DesRoches, DrPH; Peter Buerhaus, PhD; Robert S. Dittus, MD, MPH; and Karen Donelan, ScD, EdM Academic Medicine January 6, 2015

Current shortages of primary care physicians are expected to worsen in the coming years. Recent findings from the Health Resources and Services Administration suggest that the demand for primary care will result in a projected shortage of approximately 20,400 primary care physicians. These projections take on increased significance as up ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

66 percent of doctors recommend careers as nurse practitioners instead

By News Staff Science 2.0 January 6, 2015

Despite high wages, there has been a shortage of primary care physicians in America and the Affordable Care Act, coupled with an increased 'teach to the protocol' environment in medical school, is going to make the shortage worse.

With medical school costing so much, and increasing procedural limitations on how ...

Bringing life to computer models of marine microbes

Massachusetts News January 5, 2015

As a member of the interdisciplinary Darwin Project in the MIT Earth Systems Initiative, biogeochemical modeler Michael (Mick) Follows investigates the enormous role phytoplankton play in the ocean ecosystem. These tiny photosynthetic organisms float around by the billions, providing half the world’s total oxygen and cycling carbon in our atmosphere ...

Thirty Meter Telescope

Astronomy has been economic boon for Big Island; new telescope will continue trend

By Associated Press December 29, 2014

Astronomy has been good for the Hawaii economy, especially the Big Island, according to report by the University of Hawaii's Economic Research Organization.

Direct and indirect benefits in 2012 totaled nearly $168 million in the state, including nearly $91.5 million on Hawaii Island, the report concluded.

"The astronomy sector in ...


City A.M.'s World Charity Index 2014 - who's made the list of top givers?

By Chris Parmenter and Jeron Gerlag City A.M. December 18, 2014

Considered one of Silicon Valley’s founding fathers, Gordon Moore is another seminal figure in the history of computing to make it into the top 20 of the City A.M. Charity Index.

Almost five decades ago, Moore predicted computing power would double every two years – the so called “Moore’s Law”. ...

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