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Grant to help discover restoration opportunities for California’s Russian River

The Freshwater Trust May 26, 2015

With support from the foundation, The Freshwater Trust will use GIS-driven Basin Scout methodologies to team up with Google and assess and prioritize conservation opportunities in the Russian River watershed, grant 4769.

The Freshwater Trust received $124,875 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to assess where and ...

Location matters in the lowland Amazon

Support for the Carnegie Airborne Observatory is made possible by the Avatar Alliance Foundation, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, W.M. Keck Foundation, M.A.N. Baker and G.L.Baker Jr., and W.R. Hearst III, ...

Mapping Poaching Threats: York Ecologists and Wildlife Conservation Society Develop New Method

Newswise May 22, 2015

With funding in part from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, as well as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), researchers have developed an improved method to identify where poachers operate in protected areas. Their analysis is published in the latest issue of Conservation Letters.

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Government of Bolivia & Wildlife Conservation Society Announce Biodiversity Expedition in Madidi National Park

WCS May 22, 2015

The Government of Bolivia has announced a new expedition into Madidi National Park, a scientific initiative that will last for 18 months and stretch from the high Andes Mountains into the depths of the rainforest.

NEW YORK (May 22, 2015)—The Government of Bolivia, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and ...

IFT Global Food Traceability Center awarded $1.3 million grant to design seafood traceability architecture

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of its ongoing efforts aimed at improving traceability in the worldwide food system, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) today announced that it has received a $1.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The new grant will ...

Brazilian beef industry moves to reduce its destruction of rain forests

By Kelly April Tyrell May 13, 2015

​New Moore-funded research led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Holly Gibbs appears today in the journal Conservation Letters. The paper assesses the impacts of market-driven "zero deforestation agreements" within the beef industry in Brazil (full text of press release below).

Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of ...

Moore’s Law spurs economic growth in the trillions of dollars

By Intel May 11, 2015
A new report finds that Moore’s Law has played a critical role in generating a minimum estimated $3 trillion in incremental GDP over the past 20 years1. Commissioned by Intel and developed by business information provider IHS, the “Moore’s Law Impact Report” highlights the profound economic, technological and ...

Pamela Hudson named Chief Administrative Officer of Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

May 11, 2015

Palo Alto, Calif. – The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation appointed Pamela Hudson as chief administrative officer. Hudson will lead human resources, information technology, grants administration and finance for the $6.5 billion private foundation.

“With a deep understanding of the interplay between people, processes and technology, Pamela’s ability to improve ...

Special Projects in Science

UC Berkeley begins monitoring tremors on San Andreas Fault

May 6, 2015

Today, Moore Foundation-supported researchers at UC Berkeley began installing the first of four borehole seismometers to track tremors under the San Andreas Fault. Moore funding has been used to build the “TremorScope” network and share the data publicly, to improve understanding of the tremor signal and its implications for fault ...

Detailed vegetation height estimates across the tropics released

Falmouth, Mass. – Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) scientists produced a dataset of below hectare scale estimates of forest heights across the tropics. Based on consistent measurements from satellite RADAR and Lidar instruments, the new dataset is a first-of-its-kind example of how future satellites can provide regular estimates on vertical ...

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