Policy News: October 31, 2016
Oct31

Policy News: October 31, 2016

ENDANGERED SPECIES / CLIMATE CHANGE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Climate Change Projections Can Support Species Listings A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday, October 24, that species listings under the Endangered Species Act may be based on climate models showing future habitat loss. The San Francisco based court vacated a 2014 U.S. District Court of Alaska summary judgment and...

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Policy News: October 11, 2016
Oct13

Policy News: October 11, 2016

Webinar: Eyes in the Sky- Drone Use for Ecological Research Many researchers use drones in terrestrial and marine environments, giving scientists unprecedented access to areas previously difficult to reach. In August, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced new measures to  accelerate the safe integration and innovative adoption of unmanned aircraft systems across the United States. These announcements most...

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Policy News: September 27 2016
Oct03

Policy News: September 27 2016

Federal Budget: Senate Republicans and Democrats Divided Over Stopgap Spending Bill The White House Office of Management and Budget held a planning call on Friday Sept. 23 with government agencies, as is required one week before agency spending runs out. Federal agencies are prohibited from spending any funds in the absence of enacted appropriations measures. The previous day, Sept. 22, Senate Democrats rejected a stopgap continuing...

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Policy News: September 14 2016
Sep14

Policy News: September 14 2016

Conservation: IUCN World Conservation Congress Every four years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) updates its strategic plan. NSF is inviting feedback from the ecological community on the vision, core values, strategic goals and strategic objectives in its current strategic plan. The strategic plan presents an evaluation framework to measure agency performance and describes core approaches and new methods for measuring the...

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Science Debate and US Presidential Candidates
Aug26

Science Debate and US Presidential Candidates

ESA joined 56 of America’s leading nonpartisan organizations in posing 20 questions on current science issues to the Presidential candidates.

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