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Fish 2.0 competition sees boost in Asia, Pacific applicants

Intrafish May 5, 2015
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With the deadline for the 2015 Fish 2.0 business competition just passed, they tallied up the entry totals.

It received 170 entries, up from 83 from the previous and inaugural competition in 2013.

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Call to lead: Jennie Chin Hansen talks to nurses

By Jennie Chin Hansen Reflections on Nursing Leadership May 5, 2015
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In an article published today in Reflections on Nursing Leadership, Jennie Chin Hansen, MS, RN, FAAN, inspires future leaders in nursing and health care and pays tribute to the leadership role nurses play every day. The former CEO of the American Geriatrics Society and nurse leader of more than ...

NFWF awards $1.58 million in grants for sustainable fisheries

By James Wright, Senior Editor SeafoodSource.com May 4, 2015
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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) awarded 15 grants totaling USD 1.58 million (EUR 1.4 million) to aid in the design and implementation of projects that provide technical and practical support for fishing communities.

This is the fifth round of grants from the NFWF Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program ...

Is radioactive water worth worrying about?

By Alex Hutchinson The New Yorker April 30, 2015
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Moore Foundation grantee Ken Buesseler at WHOI has been featured in The New Yorker for his Fukushima research.

Fallout from the 2011 meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant took nearly four years to reach North American waters.

On a sunny lunch hour last June, Tricia Stevens and one of ...

Nurses share lessons in leadership

April 29, 2015
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In honor of Nurses Week, May 6-12, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is proud to launch Lessons in Leadership: The Betty Irene Moore Speaker Series. Lessons in Leadership is a collection of 13 short videos featuring nationally-recognized leaders in nursing or health care who share the strategies that ...

World-leading marine plans signed in British Columbia

April 27, 2015
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British Columbia’s Marine Planning Partnership (MaPP), a planning process co-led by the Province and 18 First Nations governments, today released signed marine plans for the northern coast of British Columbia. A significant step forward in the smart management of the Pacific coast of North America, the MaPP plans bring ...

Ocean bacteria get "pumped up"

By WHOI Media Relations Office Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute April 27, 2015
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers have discovered a new way to "pump up" plankton that trap carbon dioxide and drag it to the depths of the ocean.

Understanding the mechanism behind this so-called biological pump could provide a clearer understanding of CO2 absorption in the ocean. This work was funded by grant ...

Efficient synthetic biology methods to genetically engineer microalgae

By Heather Kowalski J. Craig Venter Institute April 21, 2015
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Grantees at the University of California, San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography have developed new, efficient synthetic biology routes to manipulate diatoms, a type of microalgae.

Their findings, published today in Nature Communications, enable better understanding of diatom genetics and could help produce algae-based products such as biofuels.

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Recipients of Nation's Highest Museum and Library Honor Announced

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Earlier this year, two of our San Francisco Bay Area program grantees, the Chabot Space & Science Center (Oakland, CA) and The Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose, CA) were named as two among 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. In April, we learned that the ...

Updated report measures how global tuna stocks stack up against the MSC standard

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Washington, D.C. – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released an updated report assessing the status of global tuna stocks according to the methodology developed by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), one of the world’s most widely recognized certification schemes for sustainable seafood.
The report, An Evaluation of the Sustainability ...

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