ImpactAlpha, July 22 – Three startups and a university will receive the funds over two years to advance their solutions addressing pollution from agricultural and wastewater run-off, a major driver of algae blooms and dead zones. The Schmidt Family Foundation launched the program in 2015 to support and scale technologies addressing ocean health. The winners
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