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Peninsula Open Space Trust announces groundbreaking initiative to triple preserved farmland in San Mateo County

Peninsula Open Space Trust February 4, 2016
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The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) today announced a groundbreaking new initiative to triple the amount of preserved farmland acreage and the number of preserved farms on the San Mateo coast over the next 10 years.

One of the most ambitious farming conservation programs in the history of the Bay ...

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Peninsula Open Space Trust aims to preserve farmland in San Mateo County

February 4, 2016
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Peninsula Open Space Trust aims to preserve farmland in San Mateo County

The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), has announced a groundbreaking new initiative that hopes to triple the amount of preserved farmland acreage and the number of preserved farms on the San Mateo Coast over the next 10 years. ...

How Humans Threaten Pumas and their Habitats

February 4, 2016
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If you encountered a mountain lion while hiking, would you be scared? It turns out, so are they. As human presence expands into wild environments, the animals that live there, including pumas, live in constant fear. This fear can ultimately dictate when, where, and what animals eat, what habitats they ...

$3.6M awarded from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to advance a West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system

February 2, 2016
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At the White House Summit on Earthquake Resilience today, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced $3.6 million in grants to advance a West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system. The funding to California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley, University of Washington and the U.S. Geological Survey supports the ...

Final agreement will permanently safeguard 85 percent of Great Bear Rainforest

Rainforest Solutions Project February 1, 2016
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Vancouver, British Columbia -- Today First Nations governments and the BC government, with the support of ForestEthics Solutions, Greenpeace, Sierra Club BC and five forestry companies, announced the fulfilment of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements. Eighty-five percent (3.1 million hectares) of the remote wilderness region’s coastal temperate rainforests are now permanently ...

Final agreement reached for B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest

February 1, 2016
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Today, the Premier of British Columbia announced the results of final negotiations for the Great Bear Rainforest agreement. The deal, more than a decade in the making, doubles the amount of temperate, old-growth forest that will be designated off-limits to logging. The agreement is a global model for sustainable development, ...

How bacteria induce settling and transformation of marine larvae investigated

By Marcie Grabowski University of Hawaii January 28, 2016
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Moore Foundation grantees at the University of Hawaii are investigating the mechanisms by which marine biofilm bacteria — bacteria that live in slime films on the surfaces of all objects submerged in the sea — induce the settling of larvae of marine invertebrate animals.

For more than a century, marine ...

Learning collaboratives improve patient care, new book available

January 28, 2016
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Health care learning collaboratives hold the potential to spread and crowdsource creative solutions to problems commonly faced by hospital administrators and staff. An entire region and beyond can benefit from hearing how one nurse or a medical team created a systems-wide change to improve patient care; and they can work ...

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation names new chief program officer

January 27, 2016
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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the appointment of Aileen Lee as chief program officer for environmental conservation. In the coming months, Lee will take leadership of the team responsible for distributing nearly $100 million per year to protect critical ecosystems globally.

For more than a decade, ...

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation taps Guillermo Castilleja, Ph.D., as strategic advisor

January 27, 2016
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Palo Alto, Calif. -- 

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the creation of a senior fellow role and the appointment of Guillermo Castilleja, Ph.D. In this role, Castilleja will serve as a special advisor to the president of the $6.5 billion private foundation.

The senior fellow role will ...

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