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Solution Search: A Global Contest for Agricultural Answers
As the world’s population continues to grow, so too does the demand for food. Increased production and unsustainable agricultural practices continue to strain our soil and the surrounding ecosystems. This year Solution Search, a global crowd-sourcing contest, is focused on surfacing existing innovative agriculture solutions that support both ecosystem resilience... Read full story
Solution Search Announces Winners of National Contest
Solution Search has awarded top prizes totaling $60,000 to five organizations in its 2015 contest, which crowdsourced solutions to weather disasters. Reducing our Risk: Innovation for Disaster Preparation is an unprecedented effort to identify and celebrate the many ways Americans are working to reduce the risk of weather-related disasters on their communities.
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'Solution Search' Disaster Preparedness Contest Wants To Reward You For Great Ideas
Solution Search Announces Winners of National Contest Reducing our Risk: Innovation for Disaster Preparation Crowdsources Weather Disaster Fixes
(Washington, DC) Solution Search has awarded top prizes totaling $60,000 to five organizations in its 2015 contest, which crowdsourced solutions to weather disasters. Reducing our Risk: Innovation for Disaster Preparation is an unprecedented effort to identify and celebrate the many ways Americans are working to reduce the risk of weather-related disasters on their communities.
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Got Adaptation? 2013 Contest Launches
Sometimes global conservation challenges seem so overwhelming that we don’t even know where to begin. Problems that span the globe, like climate change or ocean conservation, would seem to require solutions at the same scale. The difficulty of crafting such solutions, to say nothing about implementing them in ways that matter to individuals and communities, can sometimes paralyze... Read full story
New Patrol Boat for Misool Eco Resort
Shark Savers is excited to announce that sufficient funds have been raised to purchase a new patrol boat for the southern portion of the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary that is under the protection of Misool Eco Resort (MER), the winner of Travel & Leisure’s Global Vision 2011 Marine Conservation award, and its partner communities.
In 2010, the Raja Ampat Shark... Read full story
A Global Search For Local Seafood Solutions
Whether it’s vendors’ carts on Vietnam’s beaches, or Maine lobster from Portland’s docks, few things are better than fresh, local seafood. Yet, in many places, the fish and the fisherman are becoming endangered.
RARE, an organization dedicated to finding community approaches to conservation, is trawling the world using an online competition to find local... Read full story
Harnessing Local Pride for Global Conservation
The toughest problems to solve are the ones that are hard to detect and require humans to change their behavior. That puts conservation at the top of the list. According to the World Conservation Union, some 40 percent of the more than 40,000 species it tracks on its Red List of Threatened Species are in danger of becoming extinct. The renowned biologist E.O. Wilson has written that... Read full story