Providing a Face for Science: 2017 Geoscience Congressional Visit Day

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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 the House and Senate negotiate how to divide the discretionary portion of the federal budget. Discretionary spending covers programs that […]

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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 RULE PUTS IMPORTANT AQUATIC RESOURCES AT RISK (July 27, 2017) Washington, D.C. – The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS)

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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 on the testimony are the American Fisheries Society, the Society for Freshwater Science, the Phycological Society of America, the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation and the Society

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ASLO statement on international collaboration

Like many of you, we in ASLO’s leadership are very concerned by the Trump Administration’s executive order banning entry of citizens from seven countries into the United States. One of ASLO’s guiding principles is to make ASLO products and services available and accessible “to all members (independently of geographic location, stage of career development and disciplinary interests within the aquatic sciences).” As a global organization, policies that could inhibit international

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Message from the ASLO Public Policy Committee

Dear ASLO Members, Many in our community are discouraged and anxious about what lies ahead as the political landscape changes. An unsettling realization many of us came to at the end of 2016 is that, in politics, facts don’t always matter. We believe a more appropriate conclusion is that the “facts don’t speak for themselves”. We must speak for them and relay them in a way in which they can be heard,

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