• The Department of the Interior and the Department of Education are teaming up to improve environmental education. The departments will partner "to connect young Americans to the outdoors, improve environmental literacy, support experiential learning outside the classroom, and form partnerships at the local level to learn from and conserve public lands," according to a press release from Interior.

  • The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is requesting public comments on the ethical issues raised by the ready availability of large-scale human genome sequence data. Comments are due by 25 May 2012. More information is available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-27/html/2012-7329.htm.

  • The Environmental Protection has prepared a draft long-range strategy that describes how the agency will address the challenges posed by climate change to management of water resources. Comments on the draft strategy are being accepting through 17 May 2012. More information is available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-04-02/html/2012-7816.htm.


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