Science Policy Newsletter Archives - 2016

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ESA Science Policy News: December 5, 2016

This edition of ESA Science Policy News an overview of the Science Policy Fellows November trip to Washington DC, information about the U.S. federal election and its impacts on science, links to a survey about ESA's tiered approach to science policy, and a preview of ESA President Weller's participation in an NAS Forum on GE crops.

ESA Science Policy News: November 1, 2016

This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about the Museum and Library Services Act of 2016, Hawaiian Bees being declared endangered, an announcement from FFAR about the ROAR program, and an announcement from DARPA about the new Insect Allies program.

ESA Science Policy News: October 5, 2016

This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about ESA participation in the Grand Challenges Summit, the Golden Goose Award, a short-term funding bill passed by Congress, the rusty patched bumble bee, a letter on climate change from members of the National Academy of Science, the White House National Strategy for Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology, and USDA APHIS regulatory updates on transporting invasive plant pests.

ESA Science Policy News: September 1, 2016

This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about ESA comments to the OSTP on the agricultural workforce, what to expect during the summer session, an NAS report on gene drives, federal funding for Zika, a Zika vaccine, ideas for future investment, and more.

ESA Science Policy News: August 2, 2016

This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about the new class of Science Policy Fellows, the new EPA-OPP Liaison, ESA participation in a State Department Public-Private Zika Roundtable Discussion, a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing on Zika, a new National Academies Prize in Food and Agriculture Science, and more.

ESA Science Policy News: June 30, 2016

This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains news about two new position statements published by ESA, two letters of support that ESA sent to Congress discussing the scientific consensus on climate change and in support of new mosquito abatement legislation, FY2017 appropriations committee activites, NSF analysis of Pollinator Portfolio, National Pollinator Week at USDA, and a SoAR Congressional briefing.

ESA Science Policy News: May 31, 2016

This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains news about an ESA Subject Matter Expert to interact with the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs, the ESA Science Policy Fellows' visit to Washington, DC, an ESA letter to the National Science Foundation on the CSBR Program, bills on Zika passed in the House and the Senate, the FY 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science Spending bill, the FY 2017 Agriculture Spending Bill, a USDA survey on honey bee colony health, and an NAS report on genetically modified crops.

ESA Science Policy News: April 29, 2016

This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains news about ESA participation at the 22nd Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition and Reception on Capitol Hill, an ESA Position Statement on Invasive Species, ESA written testimony to House and Senate appropriations committees, emergency supplemental funding for Zika, Senator James Inhofe's concern regarding risk assessments of neonicotinoids, NIFA funding opportunities, and NIFA proposals for research to combat citrus greening disease.

ESA Science Policy News: April 1, 2016

This edition ESA Science Policy News contains information about the National Science Foundation's recently announcement that the Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) program would be placed on hiatus for fiscal year (FY) 2017, and how ESA members can respond to it; ESA testimonies to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees; the Coalition for National Science Funding's (CNSF) release of a funding statement; the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016; and a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on Bee Health.

ESA Science Policy News: March 1, 2016

This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about how ESA members can contact members of Congress to support AFRI funding, ESA outreach to Congress on the Zika virus, ESA letters in support of emergency Zika funding and 2017 ARS funding, the Scientific Research in the National Interest Act, and NSF Zika proposals through RAPID and EEID.

ESA Science Policy News: February 1, 2016

This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about an ESA letter thanking congressional appropriators for across-the-board increases to science agencies in the fiscal year 2016 appropriations, President Obama mentioning malaria in the State of the Union address, a preliminary risk assessment from the EPA for imidacloprid, an AFRi request for applicationsn for agriculture and food research, and a National Science Foundation statement reiterating the agency's commitment to a discrimination-free scientific community and the agency's intolerance for Title IX violations among grantee institutions.

ESA Science Policy News: January 5, 2016

This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about an ESA response to an RFI on Agricultural Innovation, Congressional appropriations legislation, House hearings on biotechnology, FFAR funding opportunities, and more.