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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



Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Strengthening the field of care transitions with new online community

November 2, 2015
A first-of-its-kind online community was recently launched to strengthen the field of care transitions by connecting care coordinators from across the U.S. to support each other. Huddle for Care is a free, real-time platform that features web-based content, live interaction and a listserv community that gives its users the opportunity ...

Protecting plants from stealthy diseases

Michigan State University November 2, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Stealthy diseases sometimes trick plants by hijacking their defense signaling system, which issues an alarm that diverts plant resources for the wrong attack and allows the enemy pathogens to easily overrun plants.

A team of international scientists led by Michigan State University, however, is helping plants ...

New app in ICU aims to make communications and information sharing better

October 29, 2015
If you have ever been in the ICU, or been the loved one or caregiver of someone who has, you know all too well that it can be a scary, overwhelming and confusing place. There are a lot of machines and noises, people constantly moving around and a lot of ...

Ceres report: How board directors can elevate sustainability more effectively at companies

By Peyton Fleming Ceres Press Releases October 28, 2015

Broadening board compositions, reduced focus on quarterly returns and stronger sustainability/compensation linkages are just a few of the ways that board directors can elevate sustainability concerns more effectively at the companies they serve on. So concludes a new Ceres report highlighting the generally weak performance of U.S. corporate boards in ...

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center introduces MyICU

October 26, 2015

BOSTON – If you or a loved one has ever spent time in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU), you know how overwhelming it can feel. The medical language, the equipment and the number of doctors, nurses and other clinicians providing care can be a lot to take in at ...

Alaskan trout choose early retirement over risky ocean-going career

By Michelle Ma UW Today October 26, 2015

With partial support from the Moore Foundation, researchers at the University of Washington and University of Oregon have discovered that Dolly Varden trout remain in freshwater streams rather than returning to marine waters after they reach a certain size--relying in part on a symbiotic relationship with their sockeye salmon cousins....

1,000 acres of Sonoma County farmland restored to tidal marsh

October 26, 2015

On Sunday, October 25th, the San Francisco Bay gained 1,000 acres of tidal marshland thanks to a ten-year planning effort by Sonoma Land Trust, Ducks Unlimited and a number of federal, state and local agencies and organizations.

Considered in 2004 to be the most threatened wetland habitat in the North ...

New regional program to protect Amazon


The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council approved today a first-of-its-kind multi-million dollar project to help protect over 80 percent of the Amazon and boost efforts to combat climate change.

The GEF will commit $113 million for the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program, a regional program spanning Brazil, Colombia and Peru that ...

Moore Foundation grantee, Johns Hopkins Medicine, takes preventable harms project to next level in collaboration with Microsoft

October 19, 2015

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Microsoft have announced plans to work together to take Project Emerge, a technology solution aimed at eliminating preventable harms, to the next level. The two organizations plan to expand on the technology, currently funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, ...

Improving relationships with community-based organizations to help reduce readmission rates

October 16, 2015
For more than five years, the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative has supported Avoid Readmissions Through Collaboration (ARC), a local, multi-hospital collaborative dedicated to improving transitional care and reducing preventable readmissions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently, ARC convened more than 300 transitional care professionals to discuss how ...

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