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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

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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 ...

Moore Foundation funds Berkeley Lab for next-generation accelerators

January 25, 2016
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Moore Foundation grantees at Berkeley Lab are developing compact free electron lasers that will serve as powerful, affordable x-ray sources for scientific discovery. This new technology could lead to portable and high-contrast X-ray imaging to observe chemical reactions, visualize the flow of electrons, or watch biological processes unfold.

Currently, x-ray ...

New training on working with government officials guides private foundation staff to stay in compliance with the law

January 21, 2016
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Today, a free, interactive training tool is available from Learn Foundation Law to help private foundation staff navigate the rules and regulations surrounding interactions with government officials. These regulations include the IRS tax rules and federal, state and local ethics rules that prevent government officials from accepting inappropriate gifts or ...

Conservation finance from niche to mainstream: the building of an institutional asset class

January 20, 2016
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Credit Suisse and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment have just published a new report that offers a "toolkit" to help increase institutional investments in the conservation sector:

 "Sustainable farmland, healthy forests, clean water, and abundant habitat stand to become more valuable as the global population climbs to nine billion ...

Monitoring jaguars and other charismatic species in Bolivia’s Alto Madidi

By Rob Wallace Wildlife Conservation Society January 19, 2016
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Alto Madidi, on the upper Madidi River where the Andean foothills flatten out onto to the Amazonian floodplain, is a magical place and the sixth site on our two-year altitudinal transect in Madidi National Park. Extraordinary biological diversity, remote wilderness, and abundant wildlife – much of which seems almost naïve ...

New video shows why maintaining the Amazon is so important

January 19, 2016
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With support from the Moore Foundation’s Andes Amazon Initiative, the Gaia Amazonas Foundation has been working to integrate indigenous knowledge into land-use planning in the Amazon. Now, they have created a video short that helps explain why that approach matters—not just for the Amazon, but for the environmental stability ...

Supernova in distant galaxy may be the brightest and most powerful ever seen

By Loren Grush The Verge January 14, 2016
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Researchers have discovered the most luminous supernova seen to date. Supernovae are stars that collapse on themselves and blow up like a big star bomb, generating massive amounts of energy before they die.

This record-breaking supernova, called ASASSN-15h, was 20 times more powerful than all 100 billion stars in the ...

Expert trainings, free resources on care transitions

January 11, 2016
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Long-time Moore Foundation grantee, Eric A. Coleman, MD, PhD, recently enhanced his Care Transitions Program website, highlighting the new Advanced Care Transitions Intervention® training.

Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Eric is ...

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