Policy News: March 23, 2020
Mar24

Policy News: March 23, 2020

In This Issue: ESA Requests Research Funding in Pandemic Response Legislation, Extension for NSF Grant Deadlines Congress considers third COVID-19 bill. White House instructs federal agencies to provide short-term administrative relief for grantees. Webinar: What You Need to Know about the Nagoya Protocol, Access, and Benefit-sharing When Planning Your Research Webinar will be held on March 26 at 2:00 PM eastern. Congress Senate holds...

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Policy News: March 9, 2020
Mar09

Policy News: March 9, 2020

In This Issue: ESA Selects 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients Twelve ecology graduate students will receive policy and communications training and discuss the importance of federal funding for science with lawmakers. State Department Seeks Comments about whether Digital Sequence Information Should be Included in the Nagoya Protocol Public meeting will be held March 12, with a call-in option. EPA...

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ESA Selects 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients
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ESA Selects 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is honored to announce this year’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) recipients. This award provides graduate students with the opportunity to receive policy and communication training in Washington, D.C. before they meet lawmakers. ESA selected twelve students to receive the award: Tiffany L. Betras (University of Pittsburgh), Callie R. Chappell (Stanford University),...

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Policy News: February 24, 2020
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Policy News: February 24, 2020

In This Issue: Congress Full House of Representatives passes wilderness bills. Executive Branch White House Office of Science and Technology Policy requests information about oceans sciences partnerships, public access to peer-reviewed publications. Courts Groups challenge WOTUS rule, NEPA regulations in the courts. Scientific Community Council of Graduate Schools finds that the number of international graduate students enrolled in...

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Policy News: February 11, 2020
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Policy News: February 11, 2020

In This Issue: White House Seeks Cuts to NSF, Other Science and Environmental Programs NSF receives a seven percent cut. Trump Administration Formally Proposes Weakening the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Proposed rule would prevent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from fining companies that accidentally kill birds. Graphic: Administration Narrows Definition of Protected Waters A graphic from PoliticoPro summarizes what waters are protected...

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Policy News: January 27, 2020
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Policy News: January 27, 2020

In This Issue: White House Finalizes “Waters of The U.S.”  rule, removing protections for wetland and streams Six things to know about the new regulation. Congress House Natural Resources Committee advances Migratory Bird Protection Act. Executive Branch EPA’s Science Advisory Board reviews “Transparency in Science” rule. Courts Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismisses youth climate case. States Florida...

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Policy News: January 13, 2020
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Policy News: January 13, 2020

In This Issue: Congress Increases Funding for Ecological Science in FY2020 Appropriations NSF receives a 2.5% increase, USGS funding boosted by nearly 10%. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Criticizes the “Transparency Rule,” Waters of the U.S repeal and more ESA, aquatic science societies resubmit comments ahead of January SAB meetings. NSF Issues Solicitation for NEON Operations and Maintenance BIO will issue a single...

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Policy News: December 16, 2019
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Policy News: December 16, 2019

The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are now being accepted. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more information and details on...

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Policy News: December 3, 2019
Dec03

Policy News: December 3, 2019

The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are now being accepted. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more information and details on...

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ESA Member Opportunity: Attend the ESA Southeastern Chapter Communicating Science Workshop
Nov26

ESA Member Opportunity: Attend the ESA Southeastern Chapter Communicating Science Workshop

ESA Member Opportunity Attend the ESA Southeastern Chapter in Partnership with NIMBioS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Communicating Science Workshop **Travel Awards of up to $200.00 will be given to each attendee as a supplement for travel costs.** RSVP now Reserve your spot now.  February 3, 10:00 am-5:00 pm  NIMBioS (The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis is centrally located on the University of...

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