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This Week in Science Funding: Google is everywhere! Plus New Friends and Foes of Climate Change

A digest of science and environment news, originally published on Inside Philanthropy. This round, Google and more Google! Donors pick sides on climate change. Also the winners of the preeminent mathematics prize. I blog about the latest in funding for research, science education, [...]

September 3, 2014 Science & Environment
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An Ambitious Plan to Make Cities Stronger

Originally published at Inside Philanthropy, July 30, 2014. The Rockefeller Foundation believes there are some core traits cities can enhance to be prepared for looming disaster, and it’s in the process of investing $100 million directly into city governments to build [...]

August 4, 2014 Science & Environment
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A Database for Disaster

Originally published at Inside Philanthropy, July 21, 2014. The Rockefeller Foundation is one of the most active funders working in the field of “resilience,” the capacity of communities to survive and adapt amid rapid change. One ongoing project it just [...]

July 21, 2014 Science & Environment, Uncategorized
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Hewlett is Spending Big to Defend EPA Carbon Limits

Originally published at Inside Philanthropy on July 18, 2014. The EPA’s proposal to slash emissions from coal plants has climate activists feeling uncharacteristically optimistic. It’s also likely going to draw more fire than the Obama administration has seen since the [...]

July 21, 2014 Science & Environment
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The Week in Science Funding: Lions, Coding and Economic Catastrophe

A digest of science and environment news, originally published on Inside Philanthropy. This week, five math rock stars, a school with lions in its backyard, and an economic red alert about climate change. I blog about the latest in funding for research, science education, [...]

June 30, 2014 Science & Environment
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The Week in Science Funding: Putting Personal Data to Use and a Climate Showdown

A digest of science and environment news, originally published on Inside Philanthropy. This week, putting Fitbit data to good use, and a political showdown that ended with a climate emergency fund.  [...]

June 16, 2014 Science & Environment
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The Week in Science Funding: Prepping for Doom and Scar-Free Healing

A digest of science and environment news, originally published on Inside Philanthropy. China’s new billionaires take on the pollution crisis, researchers look to a rare mouse for healing powers, and more bracing for climate change. [...]

May 13, 2014 Science & Environment, Uncategorized
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The Week in Science Funding: Fracking, Human Behavior and Prepping for Climate Change

A weekly digest of science and environment news, originally published on Inside Philanthropy. A big week for environment funding, including a family foundation battling fracking, and a Detroit-based program bracing for the impacts of climate change. [...]

May 6, 2014 Science & Environment, Uncategorized
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Modifying Nature (Humans Included) To Save It

Originally published on Futures Exchange. | Imaginative minds are exploring some strange and audacious solutions to our worst environmental problems. [...]

December 22, 2013 Portfolio, Science & Environment
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Science Fiction Can Save Environmentalism

With public interest in the gutter, the green movement needs a shot of futurism | Essay originally published on Futures Exchange, via Medium, on October 22, 2013. [...]

October 31, 2013 Geek, Portfolio, Science & Environment, Writing