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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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Key ocean reforms drive huge economic, nutrition and conservation gains

June 4, 2015
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The Ocean Prosperity Roadmap: Fisheries and Beyond is a new collection of research designed to inform decision makers, including governments and investors, on effective ocean and coastal resource management strategies to maximize economic, conservation and societal benefits. The collection is a result of work from The Economist Intelligence Unit ...

National Quality Forum report outlines strategies for improving healthcare data usability and transparency

National Quality Forum June 3, 2015
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Washington, DC—One of the holy grails for quality measurement is realizing the promise of making health data and analytics meaningful, usable, and available in real time for providers and consumers. Public- and private-sector leaders recently convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF) took up this issue in order to craft ...

Turning data into discovery

By Vicki Chandler The Scientist June 1, 2015
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The June 1 issue of The Scientist includes a "Critic at Large" commentary from the Moore Foundation's Chief Science Program Officer Vicki Chandler on how ​researchers can address vast volumes of data in a meaningful way.

In her commentary, Vicki discusses the need to reward interdisciplinary researchers who identify and apply the most appropriate analysis methods. ...

Search for unknown species set to begin in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park

June 1, 2015
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In late May, the Government of Bolivia announced a new initiative in Madidi National Park--the 18-month scientific expedition with the Wildlife Conservation Society, supported in part by the Moore Foundation, will begin in the high Andes mountains and extend into the depths of the rainforest.

It's been called ...

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ICU consortium presents at American Medical Informatics Association iHealth conference

May 28, 2015
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The patient care program’s ICU grantees – a consortium comprised of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine and UCSF Medical Center – presented for the second time this year at an important industry conference held last week in Boston. The conference, iHealth, was ...

What would you explore with a foldscope?

By Lauren Farrar KQED May 26, 2015
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Moore Foundation grantee Manu Prakash, a bioengineer at Stanford, designed an origami paper microscope called a Foldscope.

As shown in this video, Prakash hopes students and life-long learners throughout the world will use the Foldscope to explore and answer their own questions.  

Read the full article here.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation boosts ultra-fast quantum materials research at UBC

By Heather Amos University of British Columbia May 26, 2015
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University of British Columbia researchers received a $1.4M grant from the Moore Foundation to develop a new table-top laser that generates ultra-fast flashes of ultraviolet light.

This state-of-the-art laser can study the motion of electrons in quantum materials, such as magnets and superconductors, which has not been possible to date with existing instrumentation.

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Investing in fundamental science: a grantmaker's perspective

By Harvey Fineberg Philanthropy News Digest May 26, 2015
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A commentary from Moore Foundation president Harvey Fineberg appears today in Philanthropy News Digest.

In the piece, Fineberg discusses the need for basic research funding from a grantmaker's perspective. 

Read the full commentary here.

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Grant to help discover restoration opportunities for California’s Russian River

The Freshwater Trust May 26, 2015
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With support from the foundation, The Freshwater Trust will use GIS-driven Basin Scout methodologies to team up with Google and assess and prioritize conservation opportunities in the Russian River watershed, grant 4769.

The Freshwater Trust received $124,875 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to assess where and ...

Location matters in the lowland Amazon

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Support for the Carnegie Airborne Observatory is made possible by the Avatar Alliance Foundation, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, W.M. Keck Foundation, M.A.N. Baker and G.L.Baker Jr., and W.R. Hearst III, ...

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