ESA Science Policy Newsletter - Archive

Science Policy Newsletter issues from prior to two calendar years ago are archived here:

ESA Science Policy News: December 1, 2014

This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about ESA comments to the Pollinator Health Task Force, the Science Policy Session at Entomology 2014, volunteer positions for writing ESA position statements, the recent 2014 mid-term elections, the Secret Science Reform Act, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act, USDA-NIFA information on matching requirements, and a guide to NSF award policies and procedures.

ESA Science Policy News: November 3, 2014
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information volunteer ESA science policy position statement writers, a science policy session at Entomology 2014 in Portland, ESA's Vice President Elect receiving the National Medal of Science, letters in Congress regarding pollinator protection measures, Senator Coburn's Government Wastebook, a USDA Honey Bee Forage and Nutrition Summit, an EPA review on soybeans and neonicotinoids, and NIFA's new-five year plan.

ESA Science Policy News: October 1, 2014
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about the Federal Pollinator Task Force, a White House request for information on innovation strategy, a letter in support of FFAR Board Establishment, the Pesticide Safety Education Program’s 50-year anniversary, a House bill to accelerate control of Varroa mite populations, Feed the Future Authorization Legislation, a National Research Council Report on AFRI, and the new assistant director of NSF Biological Sciences.

ESA Science Policy News: September 3, 2014
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about an ESA call for Grand Challenge Agenda Suggestions for entomology, a letter noting concerns with Secret Science Reform Act, a National Research Council study on GE crops that is chaired by an ESA member, the America COMPETES Act, a letter from certain lawmakers urging EPA to restrict neonicotinoid use, a letter from entomologists to the Secretary of Agriculture urging conehead termite eradication, a new DARPA challenge on methods for forecasting the spread of chikungunya, and more.

ESA Science Policy News: August 4, 2014
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about USDA-NIFA Centers of Excellence, ESA letters thanking appropriators for suppporting federal science agencies, the Secret Science Reform Act, the Tick-borne Disease Research Accountability and Transparency Act, a House subcommittee hearing on invasive species management legislation, and more.

ESA Science Policy News: July 1, 2014
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about a letter supporting the Highways BEE Act, the House and Senate FY 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bills, FY 2015 CDC funding, a House vector-borne disease bill, federal pollinator health initiatives, and more.

ESA Science Policy News: June 2, 2014
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about ESA members participating in a CNSF event on Capitol Hill, an ESA letter about World Malaria Day, ESA testimony to Senate subcommittees, ESA comments on the open access provision for the FIRST Act, the Senate Ag Appropriations Bill for FY 2015, FY 2015 funding for the National Science Foundation, a USDA report on annual honey bee losses, and more.

ESA Science Policy News: May 1, 2014
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about ESA testimony to Senate subcommittees, an ESA Hill briefing on invasive species, ESA support for federal science agencies, a House Agriculture Committee hearing on pollinator pests and diseases, 2014 Farm Bill funding, and more.

ESA Science Policy News: April 1, 2014
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about ESA letters to key House appropriations subcommittees, tha approval of a bill to eliminate permits for spraying pesticides over water, EPA grants to support Integrated Pest Management in schools, the NSF new four-year strategic plan, a new climate data initiative, and more.

ESA Science Policy News: March 6, 2014
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about a letter in support of an ESA member’s nomination to an EPA Advisory Committee, President Obama's budget request, the overriding of an EPA ban on a fluoride-based fumigant, new USDA regional climate hubs, new EPA safety measures for farm workers, a panel on monarch butterfly conservation, and a USDA commitment to the improvement of pollinator health.

ESA Science Policy News: February 4, 2014
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about a U.S. Senate hearing on federal conference and travel spending, open access for scholarly publications, an appropriations bill, the farm bill, a new NSF director, new funding opportunities from the USDA, and news from the EPA.

ESA Science Policy News: January 6, 2014
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about the congressional budget deal, scientific organizations requesting increased funding for agricultural research, USDA's new efforts to combat citrus greening disease, this year's congressional visits day, a new farm bill, and other news and legislation of interest to entomologists.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.

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