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Two Sad Ironies In Florida Passing Its ‘Anti-Science’ Law By Marshall Shepherd – Forbes – July 1, 2017 It is officially called Florida House Bill 989, and it was signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott on June 26th, … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I just returned from the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) annual conference which was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico this year. Quite a different world from where our home office is located … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I just got back from a trip to Washington D.C. where I participated in a two-day “Communications Boot Camp” hosted by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). The topic of how to … Continue reading

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Science-Based Conservation Under Attack in 2017 By Candice Gaukel Andrews – Good Nature Travel – January 3, 2017 We’ve closed the books on 2016. It’s natural to want to assess the past year, now that we’ve made it through to … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I won’t lie – I am not an expert on plants – you will not find a barrage of Latin names and scientific verbiage in this blog or in any of my conversations. … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Maybe it was the news of David Bowie’s death. Maybe it’s just a middle aged thing. But I have found myself reflecting on “change” over the past few weeks. As a young adult, … Continue reading

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House passes bill to ban EPA ‘secret science’  By Timothy Cama and Cristina Marcos – The Hill – March 18, 2015 The House passed a bill Wednesday that aims to increase public scrutiny of the scientific research behind Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading

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