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Policy News: January 11, 2021

The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are now being accepted. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2021 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students science policy training and opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more information and details on application requirements. The deadline…

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ESA Policy News: September 13, 2021

In this issue: House Reconciliation Bill Includes Funding for Climate Science, Research Infrastructure House Science Committee proposes nearly $11 billion for the National Science Foundation. Executive Branch Forest ecologist named OSTP assistant director for climate and biodiversity. Courts Federal judge strikes down the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule. States Puerto Rico governor declares ecological emergency in response to coral…

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ESA Policy News: August 30, 2021

In this issue: Congress House passes $3.5 trillion budget resolution, paving the way for infrastructure bill. Executive Branch President Biden nominates Charles F. “Chuck” Sams to lead the National Park Service. Courts Federal judge cancels permits for “Willow” drilling project in Alaska. States New Mexico governor signs executive order creating a “30 by 30” conservation committee. International UN plans virtual…

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ESA Policy News: August 16, 2021

In this issue: New United Nations Climate Report Warns of a ‘Code Red for Humanity’ IPCC report warns world will reach 1.5 of warming earlier than expected. Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Budget Resolution Two measures total nearly $5 trillion in new spending, including money for climate resilience. The hard part: Committee priorities for reconciliation Senate leadership tasks committees with…

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Policy News: July 27, 2021

In this issue: House Moving Forward with FY 2022 Spending Bills, Bill Report Includes Funding for Climate Science Bill includes $1.2 billion for climate research at the National Science Foundation. Congress Senators reintroduce Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Executive Branch White House Task on Scientific Integrity told hold a series of listening sessions. Courts Judge rules Maui County, Hawaii must receive…

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Policy News: July 12, 2021

In this issue: House Passes NSF and DOE Reauthorization Bills NSF for the Future Act increases authorizing funding for the National Science Foundation to $17.9 billion by 2026. House Appropriations Committee Proposes $9.63 billion in FY 2022 in FY 2022 Bill includes an 11% increase for NSF’s research and related activities account. Congress House approves transportation and water infrastructure bill….

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Ecological Monographs Update

30 June 2021 Dear ESA Membership, Dr. Aimée Classen gave the Governing Board notice of her resignation as Editor-in-Chief of Ecological Monographs, effective December 2021. We thank her for her exemplary service and dedication to Monographs, and to ESA publications. She put her vision into action and strengthened Monographs’ impact to become one of the leading outlets for comprehensive studies…

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Policy News: June 28, 2021

In this issue: House Science Committee Advances NSF for the Future Act Bill increases authorized funding for the National Science Foundation to $17.9 billion in FY 2026. Congress Senate confirms NOAA administrator. Executive Branch EPA announces new members of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. Courts Federal judge strikes down Biden executive order putting an indefinite hold on new oil…

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Policy News: June 14, 2021

In this issue: Senate Passes U.S. Innovation and Competition Act Bill increases authorized funding for the National Science Foundation to $29 billion by FY 2026. Biden’s First Reg Agenda Lays Out Plan to Roll Back Trump Environmental Rules Federal agencies plan to reverse National Environmental Policy Act rules and more. Scientist Elected to Congress Environmental policy expert is elected to…

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