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Policy News: January 31, 2022

In this issue: Congress House leadership unveils legislation reauthorizing the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy Office of Science. Executive Branch Interior Department seeks nominations for the Invasive Species Advisory Council. Courts Supreme Court to hear Clean Water Act case. States Utah State Legislators considering plan to save the Great Salt Lake from drought. International UN seeks input…

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Policy News: January 18, 2022

In this issue: ESA Water Cooler Chat: COP 26 Debrief Join ESA in sharing lessons learned from COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. Congress Senate committees advance EPA, USFWS and USDA nominees. Executive Branch White House releases scientific integrity report. Courts Judge orders USFWS to reconsider 2019 decision to not list the Yellowstone bison under the Endangered Species Act. States Pennsylvania governor…

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Policy News: January 10, 2022

In this issue: ESA Water Cooler Chat: COP 26 Debrief Join ESA in sharing lessons learned from COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. Scientific Community The USCRP seeks ecologists feedback on outline of NCA5 chapter outlines. Congress Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) signals willingness to support climate provisions of the Build Back Better Act. Executive Branch White House seeks feedback about the American…

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Policy News: December 20, 2021

In this issue: Congress Senate committee holds hearing for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Executive Branch NOAA releases the annual Arctic Report Card. States California, Arizona, Nevada and the federal government reach agreement to reduce water consumption in the Colorado River basin. International A draft of IPBES’ thematic assessment of invasive alien species and their control is open for review….

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Policy News: December 6, 2021

In this issue: Apply for the 2022 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due Dec. 10, 2021. Congress Congress passes stopgap measure to fund the government through Feb. 18. Executive Branch USDA proposes reinstating roadless protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. States Maryland Attorney General Sues Monsanto. Scientific Community The National Academics issues a call for nomination…

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Policy News: November 22, 2021

In this issue: Apply for the 2022 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due Dec. 10, 2021. House Passes Reconciliation Bill, Biden Signs Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Bill includes $668 million for National Science Foundation (NSF) research and training grants and $500 million for NSF climate research. Nations Agree to “Phase Down” Use of Coal at UN Climate…

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ESA & COP26: Day 7 – Looking back at the Demonstrations

This is a guest post by Andrew Barton, who is an ESA member attending COP26 in Glasglow, Scotland. Barton is a forest and fire ecologist, a writer, and a biology professor at the University of Maine at Farmington. This post was originally published on Barton’s blog The World Is on Fire. All photos and videos are by Barton. by Andrew Barton The…

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ESA & COP26: Day 6 – Is Art the Opposite of Science?

This is a guest post by Andrew Barton, who is an ESA member attending COP26 in Glasglow, Scotland. Barton is a forest and fire ecologist, a writer, and a biology professor at the University of Maine at Farmington. This post was originally published on Barton’s blog The World Is on Fire. All photos and videos are by Barton.  by Andrew Barton…

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ESA & COP26: Day 5 – People

This is a guest post by Andrew Barton, who is an ESA member attending COP26 in Glasglow, Scotland. Barton is a forest and fire ecologist, a writer, and a biology professor at the University of Maine at Farmington. This post was originally published on Barton’s blog The World Is on Fire. All photos and videos are by Barton.  by Andrew Barton…

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ESA Policy News: November 8, 2021

In this issue: Global Climate Talks Commence in Glasgow Countries pledge to combat deforestation, cut methane emissions, transition away from coal and more. House Releases New Reconciliation Bill Text, Includes Funding for Climate Science Bill includes $668 million for National Science Foundation (NSF) research and training grants and $500 million NSF climate research. Two New NSF BIO Directorate Broadening Participation…

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