Policy News: October 10, 2017
Oct10

Policy News: October 10, 2017

ESA Communications Workshop Space is available. RSVP here. ESA is holding an inaugural Communicating Science Workshop for members to address the needs of ecologists to communicate scientific information in a variety of public and professional interactions. The workshop will provide participants with skills to effectively communicate with the media, Congress, and the public. When: Nov. 2, 1:00pm-5pm and Nov. 3, 8:00am-4pm Where: Bowie...

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Assist Ecologists Affected by Hurricanes and Earthquake
Oct02

Assist Ecologists Affected by Hurricanes and Earthquake

ESA is thinking about its members, their families, and their co-workers affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and by the Mexico City earthquake. Ecologists well understand the impact of natural disasters on ecological systems, but have also witnessed nature’s ability to rebound after such disturbances. For members whose lives were affected by the hurricanes and the earthquake, we hope your recovery efforts go well and that...

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Policy News: September 25, 2017
Sep25

Policy News: September 25, 2017

In This Issue: Trump Administration Climate Update International Climate Agreements President’s position is unambiguous; State seeks nominees for IPCC report. EPA Nominations for Climate Change Policy Positions Setting up endangerment finding? EPA Science Advisory Board Nominees Include Climate Skeptics Public comment open on 132 nominees. “Red-team, Blue-team” Climate Change Debate Pruitt gives few details, but it could take months,...

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Action Alert – Call for Experts in Hurricane Aftermath
Sep13

Action Alert – Call for Experts in Hurricane Aftermath

Do you have ecological knowledge to share concerning rebuilding and restoration efforts for areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey or Irma? Sign up to serve as a resource for the media, elected officials, governments, or organizations. Sign up here. Dear ESA Member, ESA is asking for members to sign up to be a point of contact for any media inquiries and requests from elected officials, governments or organizations to provide information...

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Policy News: September 12, 2017
Sep12

Policy News: September 12, 2017

In This Issue: Administration Joins with Democrats to Pass Continuing Budget Resolution Harvey disaster funding tied to federal budget EPA Changes Require Political Aide’s Approval for Grants, Reshuffle Offices Pruitt stifles science by giving political appointee authority to squash grants Flood Infrastructure and Harvey New executive order strikes sea level consideration from federal infrastructure projects Zinke Makes Monument...

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