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ESA News & Events — Page 10

Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement Nominations

The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is the premier award for recognizing outstanding contributions in the fields of environmental science, environmental protection, energy and environmental health.

Since its inception we have honored fifty-nine individuals and four corporations with the Tyler Prize and through their work, the Tyler Laureates have focused worldwide attention on environmental problems by their discoveries and the solutions that have resulted from these discoveries. The award consists of a gold medallion and a US $200,000.00 cash prize.

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A New Plants and Climate Change Information Service

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) is known as one of the most important information providers on plant diversity worldwide. It has developed a unique global database of wild plants in cultivation in botanic gardens around the world and, through its membership and other partnerships, it brings together the major players in plant conservation worldwide. Further, its GardenSearch database provides a gateway to the world’s botanic gardens and thus provides a portal to a vast range of information on plant diversity relevant at national and regional levels.

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New Report Available on Ecosystems and Climate Change

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report that can help reduce the potential impact of climate change on estuaries, forests, wetlands, coral reefs, and other sensitive ecosystems. The report, entitled Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources, identifies strategies to protect the environment as these changes occur.

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U.S. National Committee for Soil Science (USNC/SS) Symposium – July 18th

On July 18, 2008, the U.S. National Committee for Soil Science (USNC/SS) of the National Academy of Sciences will be hosting a symposium, “Soil:Sustaining Life on Planet Earth.” The symposium is co-sponsored by the Soil Science Society of America and the International Union of Soil Sciences. The symposium will be held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC….

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Celebrate Summer with National Pollinator Week, June 22-28, 2008

The Pollinator Partnership is coordinating the 2nd Annual National Pollinator Week, scheduled for June 22-28, 2008, to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators. Events are scheduled throughout the United States and Canada including lectures, workshops, festivals and fairs, art displays, organized hikes, family fun and field days, and open houses.

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ESA Headquarters is moving!

On Saturday, March 8, ESA heaquarters, both our downtown DC office and our Silver Spring, MD Frontiers/Education offices, will move into gleaming new space at 1990 M Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. The telephone number for all ESA offices will be the same as the current DC number, 202-833-8773; emails are not affected by the move. We look…

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Dear Colleague from NEON

It has been quite awhile since we have communicated with you. This is largely due to two factors. First, much of the recent work of NEON has involved getting our business systems in place, hiring new staff, writing NSF proposals to keep the funding stream flowing, and getting the new Boulder office up and running.

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Undergraduate students: Travel to Alaska with the SEEDS program!

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Alaska with the SEEDS program! The spring SEEDS field trip will be to the Bonanza Creek LTER from May 25-31 with the theme of “ecology on the edge: polar ecosystems and their response to climate change”. SEEDS serves undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the ecology profession. Applications is…

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