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Nicole Zimmerman

Policy News: July 1, 2022

In this issue: ESA Decries the Supreme Court’s West Virginia v EPA Decision The Supreme Court decision severely hinders the efforts of the United States to reduce emissions. ESA, Scientific Societies Submit Amici Curiae Brief in Sackett v. EPA Supreme Court Case Supreme Court will hear Clean Water Act case in October 2023. House Appropriations Bills Include Increases for Ecological…

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Policy News: June 20, 2022

In this issue: Apply for a Badge to Attend COP27 as an Observer via ESA ESA is accepting expressions of interest from members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend COP27 in Egypt. Congress House passes Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Executive Branch President Joe Biden is set to name new Office of Science and Technology Policy Director. States…

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Policy News: June 6, 2022

In this issue: Apply for a Badge to Attend COP27 as an Observer via ESA ESA is accepting expressions of interest from members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend COP27 in Egypt. U.S. Global Change Research Program Seeks Comments about Decadal Strategic Plan, Review Editors for National Climate Assessment Nominations for review editors must be submitted by…

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Picture of Great Smokey Mountains National Park in fall.

Draft U.S. Global Change Research Program Decadal Strategic Plan, 2022-2031

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), in collaboration with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is requesting comment from the public on its draft Decadal Strategic Plan.  USGCRP is a federal program mandated by Congress to coordinate federal research and investments in understanding the forces shaping the global environment, both human and natural, and their impacts…

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Policy News: May 23, 2022

In this issue: NSF Biological Sciences Advisory Committee Meets Recordings of the meeting and key takeaways are now available.  Apply for a Badge to Attend COP27 as an Observer via ESA ESA is accepting expressions of interest from members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend COP27 in Egypt. Congress Senate confirms Asmeret Asefaw Berhe as the director…

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NSF Biological Science Advisory Committee Meets

NSF’s Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO) Advisory Committee met May 11-12. The recording of the meeting is available on YouTube (Day 1 and Day 2) and the meeting agenda is online here. The committee, composed of biological and ecological scientists from across the research enterprise, typically meets twice a year. Highlights of the meeting include: Three of the meeting’s panels focused…

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Policy News: May 9, 2022

In this issue: The National Nature Assessment, Nature Based Solutions and Natural Capital Accounts The recording of the White House roundtable is now available on YouTube. Apply for a Badge to Attend COP27 as an Observer via ESA ESA is accepting expressions of interest from members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend COP27 in Egypt. Congress Senate…

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The National Nature Assessment, Nature Based Solutions and Natural Capital Accounts

On April 21st,  the White House hosted a roundtable on Knowledge in Nature: How Nature Can Help Grow A Better Future. Three expert panels talked about on the importance of nature-based solutions, the initiation of Natural Capital Accounts, and the launch of the first-ever U.S. National Nature Assessment. Remarks were given from Dr. Alondra Nelson and Chair Brenda Mallory, as…

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Policy News: April 25, 2022

In this issue: White House Announces First National Nature Assessment  This assessment will provide a comprehensive report on the state of the nation’s lands, waters, and wildlife. Congress House Science Committee to hold hearings about the Department of Energy Office of Science and climate science. Executive Branch White House repeals Trump-era National Environmental Policy Act regulations. Courts Judge upholds critical…

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Policy News: April 11, 2022

In this issue: 5 Takeaways from U.N. report on how world can still stop climate change Report finds there is no hope of slowing global warming without a radical shift to electrical energy and carbon removal. Congress Senate committee approves conservation funding bill. Executive Branch USFWS issues rare emergency rule listing the Dixie Valley toad as an endangered species. Courts…

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