ASLO statement on EPA’s censorship of scientists

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ASLO statement on EPA’s censorship of scientists

We are deeply troubled by this week’s events surrounding the Environmental Protection Agency’s censoring of scientists slated to speak about the health of Narragansett Bay on 23 October. For the EPA to send political officials from Washington to review the scientists’ work and then to prohibit those scientists from speaking …

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Scientific Societies and Science & Society

The role of social media in sharing and humanizing science By Sean McNally and Dervla Meegan Kumar What’s the point? We are both fairly new to science outreach, but we’re fortunate to be learning from our mentor Dr. Adrienne Sponberg (ASLO’s Director of Communications and Science), a veteran science communicator. …

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ASLO Science Exchange: Who’s Behind Deep Time? A behind the scenes look at the Smithsonian’s Paleobiology Department

By Sean McNally and Dervla Meegan Kumar Henry, the iconic elephant that resides in the rotunda of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, was gifted to the museum in the early 20th century. For the first time since its inception in 1913, the National Museum of Natural History’s Dinosaur …

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ASLO Announces 2017 Global Outreach Initiative Award Winners

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 ASLO Global Outreach Initiative Awards. The ASLO Global Outreach Initiative provides mini-grants to ASLO members to conduct outreach projects in their own communities. This year’s recipients are: SEA-ICE Greenland, an itinerant …

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The ASLO-Wiley Strategy Day – an Early Career Researcher (ECR) perspective

By Laura J. Falkenberg As the inaugural Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellow with ASLO I recently had an opportunity to get a glimpse behind the scenes of academic publishing at the ASLO-Wiley Strategy Day. For context, the Strategy Day is an annual meeting of representatives from ASLO and its journals (ASLO President, Executive …

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Providing a Face for Science: 2017 Geoscience Congressional Visit Day

By Dervla Meegan Kumar (DMK) and Sean McNally (SM)  Earlier in September, Congress passed legislation that keeps the government funded through mid-December, allowing only a few additional months to finalize a spending bill for the 2018 fiscal year. Throughout September Capitol Hill has been abuzz with meetings and hearings as …

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ASLO joins aquatic societies in opposing repeal of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule

American Fisheries Society • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation • Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society • North American Lake Management Society •  Society for Freshwater Science • Society of Wetland Scientists • Phycological Society of America 20,000 SCIENTISTS WARN THAT REPEAL OF WETLANDS …

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ASLO and CASS write Congress in support of science funding

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and several other aquatic societies submitted open witness testimony to congressional appropriators in support of science at the EPA, NOAA and NASA today. The testimony was submitted on behalf of the Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS), whose membership includes ~20,000 aquatic science professionals. Other signatories …

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