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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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Massless particle named Top 10 breakthrough by Physics World

By Physics World Physics World December 11, 2015
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Moore Foundation grantees at Princeton University were recognized by Physics World magazine for their work with a "Top Ten Breakthrough" award for 2015.

M. Zahid Hasan's group uncovered the Weyl fermion, a massless particle proposed to be building blocks of other subatomic particles such as electrons, earlier this year. These ...

Open science finds new home south of Market

By Peter Sand and Ken McGary Manylabs December 11, 2015
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“The Bay Area is overflowing with money and incubators for startups. We want to provide something different — a home for ideas, projects, and people that don't fit into other places,” says Manylabs founder Peter Sand.

The educational non-profit opened their new open science workspace, on Folsom Street near 7th ...

Tacana Indigenous People of Bolivia Win Prestigious Equator Prize

Wildlife Conservation Society December 10, 2015
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Bolivia’s Tacana indigenous council has been awarded the Equator Prize for its efforts to reduce deforestation. For 14 years, the group has worked in the Madidi landscape to implement a community-based land-use vision for their ancestral territory.

The award ceremony occurred at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference on Monday, December ...

An award-winnning week for Bolivia's Tacana community

December 10, 2015
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With Moore fundingWildlife Conservation Society has been working to conserve 18.6 million hectares of biodiversity-rich landscape in Tambopata (Bolivia), Yasuni-Pastaza (Ecuador), and Yavari-Samiria (Peru). In Bolivia, this work has supported the Tacana community's efforts to apply eco-friendly practices to their cocoa production, integrating conservation and development goals in ...

New agreement to secure funding and increase capacity for Colombia’s national parks

December 8, 2015
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Today in Paris, against the backdrop of the UN Climate Change Conference, the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, the National Natural Parks of Colombia (PNN), the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Fund for Biodiversity and Protected Areas – Natural Heritage, Wildlife Conservation ...

Engaging front-line nurses to improve the outcomes of patient care

December 7, 2015
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Beginning in 2003, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation partnered with fifty-three hospitals in the San Francisco Bay and Greater Sacramento areas of California to improve patient safety. The twelve-year $167-million Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative was intended to empower front-line registered nurses as leaders in implementing evidence-based clinical practices at the bedside. The initiative funded clinical ...

How do agricultural and food production, distribution and consumption offer solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental concerns?

By David Diaz Martin UNEP TEEB December 6, 2015
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The UN Environment Programme’s initiative ‘The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity’ (TEEB) has initiated a project aiming to show how different food systems and practices can impact the environment, health outcomes and culture.

“We can’t afford taking a ‘business-as-usual’ approach any longer,” says Guillermo Castilleja, Chair of the Global Alliance ...

International Cocoa Prize Awarded to Carmen del Emero Tacana Community of Bolivia

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The Carmen del Emero Tacana indigenous community from Bolivia’s biodiverse Madidi landscape was presented with the International Cocoa Award in a recent ceremony held in Paris, France.

Held this year in late October, the International Cocoa Awards are hosted by the Salon du Chocolat every two years and is ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Steady growth in higher educated California RNs continues

December 1, 2015
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Every two years, the California Board of Registered Nurses conducts a statewide assessment survey to track, measure and describe the population of RNs licensed in California and to examine changes in this population over time. Completed in fall 2014, the most recent Biennual California Statewide Survey of Registered Nurses shows ...

Celebrating our 2015 Community Fund recipients on #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2015
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This year, on #GivingTuesday, we celebrate our wonderful 2015 Community Fund grant recipients for their collective work to support women’s health, wellness and education.  Read more about the portfolio of local community grants below:

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