ESA Policy News: June 29, 2016, Senate: NSF authorizing bill introduced, Appropriations: Senate FY 2017 Interior bill reported,Climate Science: ESA & leading scientific societies send letter to the Hill
“ESA in a partnership with 30 leading nonpartisan scientific societies reaffirmed the reality of human-caused climate change…”
To offset the carbon expended to bring ecologists to the 100th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Md., ESA contributed $5 for each person attending to support community greening projects through a local non-profit.
On May 19, 2015, an oil pipeline ruptured releasing up to 105,000 gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean near the pristine Refugio State Beach located in Santa Barbara County. The oil spill area stretches over 9 miles of the California coastline. Refugio State Beach and fisheries for both fish and shellfish are closed.
Climate change is bringing hotter temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and more frequent natural disasters that could reduce global food production by 2 percent each decade for the rest of the century according to a report from The Chicago Council on Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate (pdf). “Instead of treating climate change and food security as separate problems—we need to tackle these as...