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The Foundation for California Community Colleges receives $8.2 million grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support nursing education

The Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC) has been awarded a three and one-half year, $8.27 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to implement five regional nursing simulation centers. These high-tech laboratories will be used by hospitals and nursing education programs throughout the Bay Area. FCCC, working ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

San Francisco nurse receives research grant award for patient safety study

June 26, 2006

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) today presented Audrey Lyndon, RNC, MS, CNS with the Novice Researcher Award.  The Award will support her research into nurses' and other health care providers' sense of their collective role in preventing harm to patients in perinatal health care settings.  ...

IHI announces that hospitals participating in 100,000 Lives Campaign have saved an estimated 122,300 lives

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) announced today that U.S. hospitals taking part in an unprecedented 18-month effort to prevent 100,000 unnecessary deaths by dramatically improving patient care have exceeded that goal. Hospitals enrolled in the 100,000 Lives Campaign have collectively prevented an estimated 122,300 avoidable deaths and, as importantly, ...

Special Projects in Science

Sudden oak death introduced to U.S., study finds

By Sarah Yang University of California, Berkeley April 20, 2006

A genetic analysis of 151 isolates of the Sudden Oak Death pathogen provides new evidence that the commercial plant trade possibly helped introduce the microbe to the United States, according to plant pathologists at the University of California, Berkeley.

The study, in the May issue of the journal Molecular Ecology...

Andes-Amazon Initiative

Gobierno Peruano declara nueva área protegida de casi 1,5 millones de ha en la Amazonía Peruana con el apoyo de TNC

April 11, 2006

El Gobierno Peruano publicó en El Peruano la Resolución Ministerial  N° 0283-2006-AG que establece la Zona Reservada Sierra del Divisor, sobre una superficie de 1.478 311.39 hectáreas, ubicada en las Regiones de Loreto y Ucayali en la amazonía peruana en la frontera con Brasil. Esta declaración es de gran importancia ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

International Smart Gear Competition lands over 80 entries

World Wildlife Fund March 23, 2006

More than 80 inventors have entered the second International Smart Gear Competition in the hope of winning the $25,000 grand prize for the best new fishing gear that will allow fishermen to target their intended catch while leaving whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and other marine life untouched.

"World Wildlife ...

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards $1,000,000 grant to Save-the-Redwoods League for land acquisition

Save-the-Redwoods League January 31, 2006

Save-the-Redwoods League announced today the acquisition of 80 acres of undeveloped forest land adjacent to Portola Redwoods State Park in San Mateo County. The League intends to transfer the property to the State Department of Parks and Recreation for inclusion in Portola Redwoods State Park, which has some of the ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

CI launches unprecedented marine conservation initiatives

Conservation International announced major initiatives tonight that will create marine protected areas, increase marine research, and identify priorities for conserving marine species on an unprecedented scale.

The programs involve working with partners to establish ''seascapes" in three of the world's most biodiverse marine areas, set up a Marine Management Area ...

Andes-Amazon Initiative

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards two major grants to NatureServe

NatureServe February 9, 2005

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded two major new grants to NatureServe, a non-profit group that provides the science and technology needed to guide effective conservation action. The grants will fund initiatives in Latin American conservation and information technology.

“Better understanding of the distribution and condition of plant ...

Solano Land Trust completes acquisition of nearly 4000 acres from Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Solano Land Trust February 3, 2005

The Solano Land Trust today announces it has acquired 905 acres of open land from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in Solano County. Escrow closed on January 19, 2005. The land, commonly referred to as the Vallejo Swett Ranch, is located in an unincorporated area between the cities of ...