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ESA voices concern about EPA’s effort to weaken the Clean Water Rule

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Alison Mize, 202-833-8773 x205, gro.asenull@nosila   The Ecological Society of America is concerned with the proposed rule issued today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule (Waters of the United States Rule or WOTUS). ESA urges the agencies to…

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2018 ESA Regional Policy Award Recognizes Representative Walter J. Leger III for His Coastal Restoration Work

103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America:  Extreme events, ecosystem resilience and human well-being 5–10 August 2018 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Alison Mize, 202-833-8773 ext. 205 or mobile, 703-625-3628  gro.asenull@nosila  Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present its 11th annual Regional Policy Award to Representative Walter J. Leger III,…

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ESA Selects 2018 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients

RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, 21 March 2018 Contact: Alison Mize, gro.asenull@nosila, (202) 833-8773 ext. 205     The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA). This award provides graduate students with the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. for policy experience and training. Ten recipients were…

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U.S. Exit from the Paris Agreement Disregards Science and Endangers Global Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2,  2017 Contact: Alison Mize, 703-625-3628, gro.asenull@nosila Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   By withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the United States is abdicating its role as the world leader in using science-based information to inform policy. Business, political, and scientific leaders the world over are condemning the decision. More than 190…

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2016 ESA Regional Policy Award Recognizes Shannon Estenoz for Her Work in Everglades Restoration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, 7 July 2016 Contact: Alison Mize, 202-833-8773 ext. 205, gro.asenull@nosila   On Sunday, August 7, 2016, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present its ninth annual Regional Policy Award to Shannon Estenoz, Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives for the US Department of Interior during the Society’s Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ESA award recognizes…

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Thirty-one top scientific societies speak with one voice on global climate change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11:00 am EDT Tuesday, 28 June 2016Media Contacts: Ginger Pinholster, AAAS, 202-326-6421, gro.saaanull@slohnipg Joan Buhrman, AGU, 202-777-7509,  gro.uganull@namrhubj Kasey S. White, GSA, 202-669-0466, gro.yteicosoegnull@etihwk In a consensus letter to U.S. policymakers, a partnership of 31 leading nonpartisan scientific societies today reaffirmed the reality of human-caused climate change, noting that greenhouse gas emissions “must be substantially reduced” to…

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ESA Announces 2016 Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, 30 March 2016 Contact: Terence Houston, 202-833-8773 ext. 224 gro.asenull@ecneret   The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has selected the 2016 recipients of its annual Graduate Student Policy Award: Brian Kastl (University of California), Kristen Lear (University of Georgia), Matthew Pintar (University of Mississippi), Timothy Treuer (Princeton University), Jessica Nicole Welch (University of Tennessee), and Samantha…

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ESA announces 2015 Graduate Student Award Recipients

Graduate students from University of Illinois at Chicago, Princeton University, Oregon State University and University of Texas at Austin will speak with federal lawmakers about sustaining support for science. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 25, 2014 Contact: Terence Houston, 202-833-8773 ext. 224, gro.asenull@ecneret   WASHINGTON, DC – The Ecological Society of America (ESA), the world’s largest professional society of ecological scientists,…

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California State Senator Darrell Steinberg named as ESA Regional Policy Award winner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Contact: Alison Mize (703) 625-3628; gro.asenull@nosila   On Sunday, August 10, 2014, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present its seventh annual Regional Policy Award to California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg during the Society’s 99th Annual Meeting conference in Sacramento, CA. The ESA award recognizes an elected or appointed local…

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The Ecologists go to Washington

With massive issues like invasive species, climate change and protection of biodiversity moving onto the world stage, ecological knowledge has perhaps never been in higher demand than today. Support for most (about 67 percent) of biological research in the U.S. comes from the National Science Foundation’s Biological Sciences Directorate (affectionately known as NSF BIO);  a similar granting program at the…

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