The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has extended the deadline for public comments on its proposed policy of expanding public access to publications resulting from federally funded research. Comments will be accepted through 21 January 2010. For more information, please visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-29322.htm.
The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comments on a draft document entitled “An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: The Feasibility of Incorporating Climate Change Information into Land Protection Planning.” This document reviews best practices of land planning organizations in planning for the impacts of climate change on protected lands and assesses the feasibility of incorporating climate change impacts information into the evaluation of these programs. Comments are being accepted through 1 February 2010. For more information, please visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-31100.htm.
In 2008, the Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSC Alliance) conducted an online survey to assess how scientific collections were responding to worsening economic conditions. The complete findings of this survey have now been published in the online CLS Journal of Museum Studies. The publication includes the survey results and possible actions for scientific collections and policymakers. This publication and other information about scientific collections are available online at www.nscalliance.org.
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