Deploying Acoustic Detection Algorithms on Low-Cost, Open-Source Acoustic Sensors for Environmental Monitoring

This paper describes the development and deployment of three acoustic detection algorithms that reduce the power and storage requirements of acoustic monitoring on affordable, open-source hardware. The algorithms aim to detect bat echolocation, to search for evidence of an endangered cicada species, and also to collect evidence of poaching in a protected nature reserve.

Call for applications: 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards

“The UN Global Climate Action Award is an opportunity to recognize leaders who are not only taking such action, but providing an inspiring example for other governments, businesses, cities and communities to follow. I therefore encourage those currently leading projects from large corporations to small cooperatives to apply.”
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Call for Proposals: Turning the tide on climate change

Small scale actions and huge financial resources meet to address earth’s biggest challenge.
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Call for Proposals: NGO marine conservation projects in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam

The present call for proposals is part of a continuing series of such calls by Blue Action Fund, providing individual grants to selected NGO marine conservation projects in developing countries. To better support regional ocean governance structures and foster co-operation between NGOs, the call focuses on a limited number of countries.
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PRIMA Call for Proposals: Bridging the gap between potential and actual irrigation performance in the Mediterranean

In the Mediterranean basin, water balances and water used for irrigation including irrigation performance is often lower than potential at the farm and at the water users association level. This gap is evident for average performance, but it is particularly important when the dispersion among farmers and their associations is considered. Attaining Sustainable Mediterranean irrigation requires to assess the real water balances in the area of irrigation, amount of water available for irrigation ensuring that water levels are environmentally safe for ecosystems and other needs. Furthermore, optimising irrigation performance requires to combine technological, managerial and governance innovations taking into account the availability, safety and quality of water resources, existing institutional arrangements, as well as crop agronomy planning.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Building a water-smart economy and society

There is a growing demand for water from various economic activities and increasing stress on natural water sources. To secure water for our society, there is therefore a need to make available alternative water resources of various qualities and which are appropriate for different functions and multiple users, and to better exploit water resources and all the valuable substances that could be obtained through the wastewater treatment and reuse process. However, innovations in this domain remain fragmented and/or only experimented at small scales; testing and deployment in operational environments and at scales suitable for encouraging wider uptake is still missing.
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PRIMA Call for Proposals: Management of Water 2019

In order to ensure sustainable use and protection of Mediterranean groundwater aquifers in the frame of climate change, water over-abstraction in the region, all water balance components and water quality and quantity risks related to the intensive agricultural activities need to be comprehensively assessed and analysed.
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Call for Nominations: AIDF Africa Innovator Of The Year Award

The aim is to recognise individuals for their inspiring leadership, forward-thinking, creative problem-solving and implementation of innovative programmes that have helped drive African progress towards Sustainable Development Goals.
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Agroforestry Standards for Regenerative Agriculture

Agroforestry is increasingly being recognized as a holistic food production system that can have numerous significant environmental, economic, and social benefits. This growing recognition is paralleled in the USA by the budding interest in regenerative agriculture and motivation to certify regenerative practices.

Call for applications: Encouraging Sustainable Solutions around the World

Applicants are invited to apply for SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund to work with purpose and passion on behalf of wildlife and habitats worldwide, encouraging sustainable solutions through support of species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation and conservation education.
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Call for Proposals: Boosting Collective Action for Improved Water Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa

The main objective of the projects should be to improve the overall health and environment of the target populations through sustainable management and monitoring of water-related pollution by industrial activities.
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Norway's forestry wastes could meet 20 per cent of its aviation fuel needs while protecting the environment

For all these reasons and more, the Norwegian government has set a goal that 30 per cent of all jet fuel used in Norway by 2030 will be sustainably produced biofuels. To help jump start this transition, the government announced in October that airlines operating in Norwegian airspace will have to use 0.5 per cent biofuels in their jet fuel by 2020.

Call for Proposals to support the exploration of how AI can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet

The National Geographic Society (NGS) and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are seeking proposals to support the exploration of how AI can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet.
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Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture: Good Practice Examples

Wastewater reuse is an excellent example that naturally explains the importance of integrated management of water, soil and waste, which we define as the Nexus approach. The process begins in the waste sector, but the selection of the correct management model can make it relevant and important to the water and soil as well.
3 months ago

Using Augmented Reality to inform consumer choice and lower carbon footprints

Using an AR smartphone app that combines comparative and detailed product information into personalized data and recommendations, a 23% reduction in carbon footprint was found for bottled water, and non-significant reductions for breakfast cereal.

Call for Applications: The Global Cooling Prize, an international competition to find a residential cooling technology

A winning technology could prevent up to 100 gigatons of carbon emissions by 2050, and put the world on a pathway to mitigate up to 0.5˚C of global warming by 2100.
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Call for Applications: Young Social Entrepreneurs

The Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, we want to help you make it happen! Participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen on social innovation, while expanding their networks for potential collaborations for good.
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Call for Proposals: Improve the production and distribution of food in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field.
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Call for Applications: SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

The Fund has 4 areas of focus: 1. Species Research 2. Habitat Protection 3. Conservation Education 4. Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation
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Environment and Big Data: Role in Smart Cities of India

This study identifies six environmental factors, which should be integrated in the development of smart cities. These environmental factors include indicators of landscape and geography, climate, atmospheric pollution, water resources, energy resources, and urban green space as a major component of the environment.

Call for Applications: Communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges (MFMC) is inviting applications from all over the world to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Sustainable solutions for bio-based plastics on land and sea

Activities shall focus on sustainability strategies and solutions for bio-based productsand support the Plastics Strategy. They shall include innovative product design and business models facilitating efficient reuse and recycling strategies and solutions, including ensuring the safety of recycled materials when used for toys or packaging food stuffs.
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Call for Projects: 2019 KNCF Grant Program - Preserving Biodiversity Projects in the Asia-Pacific Region

The nature of the fund is to provide assistance for nature conservation efforts implemented by NGO/NPO in developing countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region and also provide assistance for nature conservation efforts and sustainable use of nature resources in Japan.
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Design, Development and Implementation of a Weather Station Prototype for Renewable Energy Systems

A new weather station based on an Arduino platform has been developed to collect and store ambient temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and air quality data, comparing the obtained data to those obtained using a validation station containing commercial sensors.

Call for Applications: Total Startupper Challenge

This year, a Top Female Entrepreneur category has been introduced. During the first Challenge, women accounted for almost 25% of the winners, even though they only made up 13% of the applicants. With this special award this year, we hope to give the women entrepreneurs an extra push to take part. It is also aligned with other Total initiatives for women.
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A Glimpse of What Lies Ahead for the Biodegradable Plastic Market

The Global Biodegradable Plastics market was $17 billion in 2017 and is estimated grow with CAGR of 21% till 2022 to reach $44 billion. Biodegradable plastic being an alternative to conventional plastics offers advantages over conventional plastics such as a reduced carbon footprint and also additional waste management options such as composting. The current market for biodegradable plastics is characterized by a vibrant growth rate and a strong diversification. What is Biodegradable Plastics? Biopolymers are polymers that are biodegradable and are apparently safe for the environment. The input materials for the production of these polymers may be either renewable, which are based on agricultural plant or animal products, or can be synthetic. Biobased goods are composed of natural materials and are biodegradable which makes them much better for the environment than the traditional throw-away plastic. Packaging is the major application served by bio plastics. Rigid plastic packaging find its use in products such as bottles and jars made from PET, which is the most extensively used resin.

Call for Proposals: Science-Driven E-Infrastructures Innovation (SEI)

This SEI call targets initiatives that are well-positioned to bring together environmental, social and economic scientists with data scientists, computational scientists, and e-infrastructure and cyber-infrastructure developers and providers to solve one or more of the methodological, technological and/or procedural challenges currently facing inter-disciplinary and transdisciplinary environmental change research that involves working with large, diverse and multi-source transnational data.
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9 months ago

Call for projects : 2019 St Andrews prize for Environment

The Prize aims to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world. The solutions should be practical, scalable and able to be replicated in other places, combining good science, economic reality and political acceptability.
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9 months ago

Call for Applications: Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018

The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards support and celebrate inspirational young people from all over the world who have existing initiatives, products or services tackling some of the planet’s biggest sustainability challenges.
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9 months ago

Call for Applications: Urban Water Scarcity Innovation Challenge Opens to Startups

The Challenge aligns with U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 6, or SDG6, which calls for universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030.
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9 months ago

FAO calls for global coordination for a bioeconomy that leaves no one behind

If done right, in particular with and for family farmers, bioeconomy can help efforts to tackle pressing global problems such as hunger, poverty and climate change.
10 months ago

Novel NUS technique strengthens building structures by mixing biochar from saw dust with cement

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have found an innovative and environmental-friendly technique to enhance building structures. The new method, which incorporates biochar recycled from saw dust into cement, improves the strength and water tightness of mortar and concrete, and offers an alternative use to the large volume of wood waste produced in Singapore.
10 months ago

Algae-forestry, bioenergy mix could help make CO2 vanish from thin air

An unconventional mélange of algae, eucalyptus and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage appears to be a quirky ecological recipe. But, scientists from Cornell University, Duke University, and the University of Hawaii at Hilo have an idea that could use that recipe to help power and provide food protein to large regions of the world - and simultaneously remove carbon dioxide from Earth's atmosphere.
10 months ago

National Geographic Society's Call for Proposals: Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution Program

Develop innovative solutions to help stop plastic from reaching waterways through improved recycling, waste management, or other means.
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10 months ago

Call for Applications: GovHack on Environment & Wellbeing for the cities of Tokyo and Santiago

This challenge calls for startup utilizing the concepts of circular economy to create new products and services that help the environment and impact in(directly) the healthcare of its citizens.
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a year ago

Call for Applications: Movin'On Global Startup Challenge

The competing startups must demonstrate that they are true game changers, impacting any one of the following six industry's hot topics: Decarbonization and air quality, The new multimodal society, Technologies to accelerate implementation, Working together, Circular economy and Moonshots in mobility
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a year ago

Climate Change Could Force Over 140 Million to Migrate Within Countries by 2050: World Bank Report

It finds that unless urgent climate and development action is taken globally and nationally, these three regions together could be dealing with tens of millions of internal climate migrants by 2050. These are people forced to move from increasingly non-viable areas of their countries due to growing problems like water scarcity, crop failure, sea-level rise and storm surges.
a year ago

FFAR Call for Proposals: Healthy Soils

This Challenge Area targets innovative research that includes, but is not limited to, promoting robust soil microbial communities, improving cover crop cultivars, developing improved agronomic practices, characterizing soil health-related ecosystem services, increasing social and economic tractability of soil health promoting practices, and enhancing the efficacy of Extension services.
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a year ago

Call for Proposals: Conservation Technologies Programme

National Geographic Society is seeking proposals for its Conservation Technologies Programme to advance breakthrough technologies that can scale National Geographic’s efforts to explore, visualize, understand, and ultimately protect the planet.
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a year ago