• The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has released the methodology it plans to use to inventory and forecast the capacity of different types of ecosystems to store carbon. The assessment, which was mandated by Congress, is expected to be completed within three years. For more information, visit http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5233/.

  • The Department of Commerce is seeking nominations for membership on the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. Nominations are sought for highly qualified non-federal scientists, resource managers, and people representing other interests or organizations involved with or affected by marine conservation including in the Great Lakes. For more information, visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-31187.htm.


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