Policy News from ESA’s Public Affairs Office

A Bi-Monthly Publication of the Ecological Society of America Opportunity to support National Science Foundation CLIMATE: EPA chief finalizes denial of California waiver ENDANGERED SPECIES: Interior will evaluate 71 listing proposals this year OCEANS: House approves research and exploration bill CLIMATE: California company abandons controversial ocean-offsets plan CAMPAIGN 2008: Scientists rally to former DOE official’s bid for...

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Policy News from ESA’s Public Affairs Office

A Bi-Monthly Publication of the Ecological Society of AmericaIn this issue: ENDANGERED SPECIES: Oil and Gas Lease Sales Proceed Ahead of Polar Bear Listing Decision ENDANGERED SPECIES: Designation of Critical Habitat for Staghorn and Elkhorn Corals — Opportunity for Public Comment AGRICULTURE: Millions of Conservation Acres Going to Row Crops EPA: President’s Budget Fails to Fund Greenhouse Gas Registry BIOFUELS: Proposed EU...

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ESA Releases Position Statement on Biofuels Sustainability

On January 10, ESA released a position statement that offers the ecological principles necessary for biofuels to help decrease dependence on fossil fuels and reduce carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global climate change. The Society warns that the current mode of biofuels production will degrade the nation’s natural resources and will keep biofuels from becoming a viable energy option. Click here to read the press...

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Student Educational Outreach Initiative

I sit here finally home after a very long summer of incredible experiences. One of the most amazing experiences was coordinating and participating in the first ever Educational Outreach field trip at the ESA Annual Meeting. The field trip was composed not only of ESA members but also high school students and teachers from the San Jose local community. This amazing student initiative was put forth by an incredible group of SEEDS...

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Policy News from ESA’s Public Affairs Office

A Bi-Weekly Publication of the Ecological Society of America July 9, 2007 APPROPRIATIONS: HOUSE DROPS DEMOCRATIC AMENDMENTS, APPROVES INTERIOR BILL CLIMATE: TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT ATTEMPTS TO SINK CALIFORNIA EMISSION LAW AGRICULTURE: BEE DIE-OFF COULD CAUSE $75 BILLION IN LOSSES, FEDS ESTIMATE WOLVES: FEDS MAY CHANGE RULES LIMITING KILLINGS IN IDAHO, MONTANA, WYOMING ENDANGERED SPECIES: INTERIOR DELISTS BALD EAGLE APPROPRIATIONS:...

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