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Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s NextGen Committee Awards $90,000 to Second Nature

Using the power of philanthropy to spark collective action for carbon neutrality in the university sector
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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $90,000 grant to Second Nature to provide the tools necessary to allow universities to collaborate and pool their financial investments, to increase the number of large-scale renewable energy projects in the national grid, and to achieve climate neutrality on more U.S. campuses.

As Brazil's New President Threatens the Amazon, Brazilian Entrepreneurs Create a Device for Large-scale Forest Restoration

By Peter Kotecki
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Nucleário was created to help with large-scale forest restoration, Rutman said. While his team wants to help restore deforested areas globally, they are starting with Brazil, where 500 devices have been placed in test patches.

Along Brazil's coast, Rutman said, there are about 42 million acres of land that can be reforested. That's roughly the size of Florida.

"Nature needs human help to connect those fragments and create the forest corridors," he said. "We need to do that as soon as possible."

Ecocentricity Blog: Six Down, Many More to Go

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Six for six! We are still batting a thousand, though I guess we can’t take credit for it. Chalk it up to luck or serendipity or whatever, but I’ll still take it. RayDay was once again rain-free!

Ecocentricity Blog: Selachimorpha Tank

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While not technically engaged in venture capital, my fellow judges and I did award $100,000 to the winning team, along with smaller prize money to the other teams. It definitely scratches the itch.

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While not technically engaged in venture capital, my fellow judges and I did award $100,000 to the winning team, along with smaller prize money to the other teams. It definitely scratches the itch.

Nature-Inspired Reforestation Innovation Wins Ray of Hope Prize®

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The top prize for a biomimetic climate change solution was awarded to a Brazilian team for a system that helps foresters plant more trees in less time.

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The top prize for a biomimetic climate change solution was awarded to a Brazilian team for a system that helps foresters plant more trees in less time.

Ecocentricity Blog: Letting the Expert Speak

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As I’m sure you know, Hurricane Michael recently slammed into the Florida panhandle and then made its way across South Georgia. While a lot of coverage of the storm focused on what happened to the impacted coastal communities (short story – they got hammered), I feel like there has not been enough attention paid to the impact of Michael on Georgia agriculture.

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As I’m sure you know, Hurricane Michael recently slammed into the Florida panhandle and then made its way across South Georgia. While a lot of coverage of the storm focused on what happened to the impacted coastal communities (short story – they got hammered), I feel like there has not been enough attention paid to the impact of Michael on Georgia agriculture.

Ecocentricity Blog: This Report Is Special

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We still have a chance of reaching the aspirational goal, but we need to move quickly. I urge you not to lose hope. Losing hope is futile, especially when what we need now is action.

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We still have a chance of reaching the aspirational goal, but we need to move quickly. I urge you not to lose hope. Losing hope is futile, especially when what we need now is action.

Showcasing New Ways to Solve Climate Change, Inspired by Nature

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Find out who will win the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® as Biomimicry Launchpad entrepreneurs share their nature-inspired climate change solutions at the National Bioneers Conference.

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Find out who will win the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® as Biomimicry Launchpad entrepreneurs share their nature-inspired climate change solutions at the National Bioneers Conference.

Ecocentricity Blog: San Francisco and the Satellites

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Satellites are incredibly important tools for monitoring the climate of Earth. Measurement capabilities include temperature, arctic ice coverage, solar activity, the ozone layer, and air pollution.

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Satellites are incredibly important tools for monitoring the climate of Earth. Measurement capabilities include temperature, arctic ice coverage, solar activity, the ozone layer, and air pollution.

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