• The United Nations has formed a new Scientific Advisory Board that will provide advice to "advance sustainable development and eradicate poverty." The 26 board members are experts in the physical, environmental, and social sciences; engineering; technology; health; and economics.

  • The Environmental Protection Agency has released its draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans for public review and comment. The documents include plans for the agency's research programs. Learn more at http://epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/fed-programs/EPA-impl-plans.html.

  • President Obama has nominated Rhea Suh to be assistant secretary for fish and wildlife and parks, a position that oversees policy at the Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service. Suh is currently assistant secretary for policy, management, and budget in the Department of the Interior.

  • The National Academy of Sciences is surveying scientists about how they create, preserve, manage, and share their data. Faculty, researchers, lecturers, postdocs, and graduate students are encouraged to take the survey at http://tinyurl.com/DataONEScientistsSurvey.

  • The American Society of Mammologists has launched a new Graduate Student Science Policy Leadership Award. Any graduate student who is a member of the society is eligible to apply. Learn more at http://www.mammalsociety.org/committees/graduate-student-science-policy-leadership-award#tab6.


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