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Hacking Extinction: Technology Competition Seeks Conservation Prototypes

Conservation X Labs (CXL) is a Washington D.C.-based organization bringing together innovation and entrepreneurship to affect change in levels of efficiency, cost, speed, scale and sustainability of conservation efforts to end human-induced animal extinction. In an open competition, CXL is seeking hardware and software submissions, as well as any solution idea that is enabled by technology and helps achieve a

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Open Channels: Sustainable Meetings Around the World

Open Channels is a sustainable ocean management and conservation group that provides an information hub for ocean professionals geared toward sustainability. Open Channels provides listservs, an online library, webinars, calls for proposals, podcasts and more information in an online community platform. The organization also aggregates a list of sustainable ocean conferences and meetings around the world. Check out the list

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Nature Conservancy Receives $165M to Preserve Coastal California

The Nature Conservancy purchased eight miles of coastal habitat in Santa Barbara County in California with a $165 million gift from the founders of the mapping software Esri. The donation, the largest in The Nature Conservancy’s history, will allow the organization to protect 24,000 acres of the Cojo/Jalama Ranch at Point Conception in Santa Barbara County, which is home to

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Webinar Today on DoD Funding Opportunity for Environmental Science, Technology R&D

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development proposals. SERDP Acting Executive Director Dr. Herb Nelson and Deputy Director Dr. Andrea Leeson will host an informational webinar about the funding opportunity today, September 25, 2017, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET.  SERDP is DoD’s environmental science and technology program,

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Deep-Sea Corals to Help Replenish Shallow Reefs

  The world’s coral reefs are dying at alarming rates. FIU researcher Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty believes deep-sea corals could help replenish their more imperiled, shallow counterparts. That’s because shallow reefs are affected by fishing, pollution, global warming and sunscreen more than deep reefs. Rodriguez-Lanetty’s research team has built the world’s deepest coral nursery residing at 90 ft. below the ocean surface. Using PVC pipe and fiberglass, they have

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