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Freeport-McMoRan Helps Discover Two New Crab Species in Papua

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Two new species of crab have been discovered in the rich ecosystem of the Ajkwa River estuary by the PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) biodiversity research team.

The two new species are Typhlocarcinops raouli and Typhlocarcinops robustus. The two new crabs were discovered by a team of researchers from PT-FI and the Indonesian Institute of Science.

Since PTFI's research began in 2001 as part of its environmental commitment to track the biodiversity of the estuary, more than 100 species of crabs have been found in these areas, 21 of which are new discoveries.

Ray of Hope Prize Winner Showcased in Animated Video

ECOncrete offers biomimetic solutions for coastal and marine infrastructure
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ECOncrete wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize. Animated video overview released.

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ECOncrete wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize. Animated video overview released.

Wireless Solutions for Artisanal Marine Fishermen in India

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For generations, artisanal, or small-scale, marine fishermen in India’s coastal communities earned their livelihoods by relying on their traditional knowledge of the sea and fishing grounds. All that changed with the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Ecocentricity Blog: Cringe Watching

By: John A. Lanier
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The folks at Tree Media produced this 20-minute film that both explains biomimicry and features many of the teams who have participated in the Biomimicry Launchpad and competed for the Ray of Hope Prize.

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The folks at Tree Media produced this 20-minute film that both explains biomimicry and features many of the teams who have participated in the Biomimicry Launchpad and competed for the Ray of Hope Prize.

Good for Business, Good for the Planet: The Judges Behind the World's Foremost Biomimicry Prize

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Learn more about the experts that deliberated on the only international prize that examines how startups see nature as our mentor and not as a warehouse of goods.

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Learn more about the experts that deliberated on the only international prize that examines how startups see nature as our mentor and not as a warehouse of goods.

Adobe Joins Forces With the United Nations Environment Programme and The Ocean Agency to Create Change in Ocean Conservation

Join the #OceanLeague wave of support using creativity and color to protect the world’s oceans
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Our oceans are facing a perfect storm of pollution, overfishing, and climate change, and these threats have pushed ecosystems such as coral reefs to the tipping point of collapse. Over half a billion people globally rely on coral reefs for food and income. And so, with international conservation targets being set for the next decade at upcoming events, creating change has never been more urgent.

ECOncrete® Wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

Inspired by marine ecosystems and designed to enhance marine infrastructure, ECOncrete is improving ocean health with a biomimicry-inspired new concrete technology.
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The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce that this year’s Ray of Hope Prize® has been awarded to ECOncrete Tech LTD., a science-based company that develops high performance, environmentally-sensitive concrete products for coastal and marine infrastructure projects.

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The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce that this year’s Ray of Hope Prize® has been awarded to ECOncrete Tech LTD., a science-based company that develops high performance, environmentally-sensitive concrete products for coastal and marine infrastructure projects.

USA Continues to Be a Leader in Sustainable Squid

Seafreeze Limited and Sea Fresh USA Certified as Sustainable
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WASHINGTON, June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Longfin squid (Doryteuthis (Amerigo) pealeii), also known as loligo, and Northern shortfin squid (Illex illecebrosus) caught by Seafreeze Limited and Sea Fresh USA off the U.S. East Coast achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification today. The accomplishment firmly places the USA as a global leader in the production of certified squid, as the only two MSC-certified sustainably managed fisheries occur in U.S.

Albertsons Companies Own Brands Celebrates Sustainability Milestone: 100% of Waterfront BISTRO® and Open Nature® Seafood Will Soon Display the Responsible Choice™ Logo for Sustainable Sourcing

Products meet the commitment 2½ years ahead of year-end 2022 deadline
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BOISE, Idaho, June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Albertsons Companies (NYSE: ACI) announced today that 100 percent of the seafood in its celebrated waterfront BISTRO® and Open Nature® lines of Own Brands products will soon display the Responsible Choice™ logo for sustainable sourcing.

Keep America Beautiful Presents 47 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grants to Organizations throughout the United States

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STAMFORD, Conn., May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s largest community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced it has awarded 47 grants to Keep America Beautiful community-based affiliates and partner organizations for its 2020 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) to reduce the most littered item in America.   

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