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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



Unveiling NexGen CAO for discovery, conservation, action

By Greg Asner Carnegie Airborne Observatory May 1, 2015

The Carnegie Airborne Observatory - "a mix of hi-tech mapping instrumentation and aviation bling...somewhere between Avatar and Batman" - is a unique tool for assessing forest health and identifying causes of deforestation. The foundation is proud to have supported the development of CAO's mapping technology, as well as its research ...

Is radioactive water worth worrying about?

By Alex Hutchinson The New Yorker April 30, 2015

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

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 ...

Leaders share lessons in leadership in honor of Nurses Week

April 29, 2015

In honor of Nurses Week, May 6-12, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation releases Lessons in Leadership: The Betty Irene Moore Speaker Series, a collection of 13 short videos featuring nationally-recognized leaders in nursing or health care who share the strategies that shaped their career and the lessons they learned. ...

Conservation and the Thirty Meter Telescope

April 29, 2015

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has a strong commitment to environmental conservation. As one of the largest private funders for conservation, we are dedicated to protecting some of the most important land and marine ecosystems worldwide.

The question of a potential conflict between conservation on Mauna Kea and the construction of ...

Hyperdominance in Amazonian forest carbon cycling

April 28, 2015

New findings from research supported in part through the Moore Foundation appear in the journal Nature Communications today, showing that just one percent of all tree species in the Amazon make up half of the entire rainforest and therefore store 50 percent of the region’s carbon. Moore Foundation grants (...

World-leading marine plans signed in British Columbia

April 27, 2015
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

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

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.

Read the full press release ...

Recipients of Nation's Highest Museum and Library Honor Announced


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 ...

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