Science Policy Newsletter Archive - 2013

ESA Science Policy News: December 2, 2013
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about new leadership for the House Environment Appropriations Panel, innovation legislation being considered by the House, a new EPA graphic for bug repellent labels, an Oregon restriction on pesticides linked to bee deaths, and other news and legislation of interest to entomologists.

ESA Science Policy News: November 4, 2013
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about the Congressional budget talks, negotiations on the Farm Bill, an ESA letter about research provisions in the Farm Bill, an NSF solicitation for environmental biology research, reqests for feedback on a revised REE action plan, the ESA Guide to Engaging in Science Policy, and other legislation of interest to entomologists.

ESA Science Policy News: Oct 2, 2013
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about a new Guide to Engaging in Science Policy, the U.S. government closing because of Congressional impasse, an action alert to urge elected officials to fund the government, the science laureate bill being pulled from the House schedule, Congressional reactions to the latest IPCC climate report, the head of the USDA-ARS retiring, and the secretary of the Smithsonian retiring.

ESA Science Policy News: Sept 3, 2013
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about entomologists meeting with Congressional policymakers, key science posts being filled by President Obama, new pesticide labeling from the EPA, a call for comments on the Asian longhorned beetle eradication program, legislation of interest to entomologists, and more.

ESA Science Policy News: August 2, 2013
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about a policy training video for ESA members on how best to communicate science to non-technical audiences, tips for conducting a successful meeting with an elected official, and information about trends in funding for research. Plus, there's information about Congressional support for NSF and EPA funding, the Farm Bill, NSF grants for biodiversity collections, and more.

ESA Science Policy News: July 1, 2013
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about ESA's participation in the National Plant Science Initiative, ESA's participation with the Discover America Partnership, news about the Farm Bill, the Fifth Annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event, competing agricultural funding proposals by the U.S. Congress, new EPA policies to implement new toxicity testing and risk assessment for pesticides, and other issues of interest to entomologists.

ESA Science Policy News: June 3, 2013
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains a call for ESA members to participate in the 5th Annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event, an opportunity for biologists across the country to meet with their federal or state elected officials to showcase the people, facilities, and equipment that are required to support and conduct scientific research. It also contains letters from ESA to the US Congress which defend peer review and urge an end to restrictions on federal employee participation in scientific conferences, plus other issues and legislation of interest to entomologists.

ESA Science Policy News: May 2, 2013
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains an update on activities by the ESA Presidential Committee on Science Policy, a report from ESA's Liaison to the EPA, a new USDA and EPA report on honey bee health, President Obama's budget request for science funding in FY 2014, and other legislative issues of interest to entomologist.

ESA Science Policy News: April 1, 2013
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about budget cuts for science due to sequestration, a new EPA pesticide risk assessment process, a science advisory panel on pesticide efficacy, scientific societies who are advocating for agricultural research funding, and recent legislation of interest to entomologists.

ESA Science Policy News: March 7, 2013
This is the first edition of ESA Science Policy News, which aims to inform entomologists about legislation and regulations that are affecting the field of entomology.