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Artificial intelligence makes a splash in efforts to protect Alaska’s ice seals and beluga whales

Microsoft Blogs – 2.19.20

When Erin Moreland set out to become a research zoologist, she envisioned days spent sitting on cliffs, drawing seals and other animals to record their lives for efforts to understand their activities and protect their habitats.

Instead, Moreland found herself stuck in front of a computer screen, clicking through thousands of aerial photographs of sea ice as she scanned for signs of life in Alaskan waters. It took her team so long to sort through each survey — akin to looking for lone grains of rice on vast mounds of sand — that the information was outdated by the time it was published.

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Expanding the path for Black leaders of the future

Amazon Blog – 2.17.20 (2.13.20)

As part of Black History Month, Amazon hosted its first-ever conference for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)—“Beyond the Yard: Your Path, Your Future.” The conference brought Amazon HBCU alumni and 225 students from 42 HBCUs together in Nashville to learn, connect, and think big about their future path. The HBCU students we hosted for this event were a remarkable group. Whether they eventually work for Amazon or not, this was a proud step taken to champion a more inclusive workforce.

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Solar Phone Chargers For Power Outages

GoSun Newsroom – 2.7.20 (2.3.20)

Smartphones, even if at 100 percent battery, can go dead in a day, which is far less time than it takes for the power grid to be restored in the worst natural disasters. With that in mind, here are solar-powered devices we recommended using to make sure your cell phone has endless battery life. Some of these solar phone chargers will top off your phone. Others produce enough electricity to power your phone, lights, and even a battery-powered cooler.

Sharing the Love – The Heart of Jasco Products

Jasco Products – 2.3.20 (2.1.20)

Real people helping real people is a principle Jasco holds near its heart. Every time one of our products is sold, someone facing hardship benefits. The Heart of Jasco uses the power of every purchase to help those in need through a longstanding tradition of giving. To make the experience even better, a new program allows customers to be part of the solution and improve lives worldwide.

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