July 9, 2024

AGU joins letter opposing FY25 Labor, Health and Human Services cuts

On 9 July, AGU joined nearly 200 organizations in sending a letter to House Appropriations leadership expressing concern over proposed cuts to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor- HHS).   We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to share our opposition to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor- HHS) Appropriations bill as currently …


AGU joins letter calling on Congress to reject FY25 budget cuts

On 25 June, AGU joined 1050 organizations asking leadership in Congress to reject proposed funding cuts for FY25.    The 1,050 undersigned organizations—which represent the full breadth of investments that support all of America, every day—call on Congress to reject arbitrary and damaging funding levels for Fiscal Year 2025 and, at the very least, to fully appropriate the necessary non-defense discretionary (NDD) funds to keep pace with rising costs and …


AGU joins letter requesting planes needed for Arctic and Antarctic research

On 20 June 2024, AGU joined other organizations sending a letter to leaders of the appropriations committees in the House and the Senate requesting funding for two LC-130J airplanes needed for research operations in the Arctic and Antarctic.    As you advance fiscal year (FY) 2025 appropriations, we urge you to fund procurement of two LC-130J airplanes in the Defense Appropriations bill. These airplanes are critically needed to safeguard U.S. …


July 2, 2024

Voices for Science Spotlight: Letícia Santos de Lima and her work in the Amazon

Letícia Santos de Lima, Ph.D is a Brazilian environmental scientist currently based in Barcelona. She is an environmental engineer by training and holds a PhD degree in Geography, spending her career developing a very interdisciplinary profile. Twitter/X handle: @Leticia_StLima LinkedIn handle:  Leticiaslima Website:   Tell us about yourself! Career level when you started the Voices program and where you are now, where is your work based? What is your …


July 1, 2024

Meet the 2024 Voices for Science Global Cohort

Meet the 2024 Voices for Science Global Cohort!  


May 30, 2024

Supporting science that saves lives and improves environmental health: a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill

I’m walking the hallways of the Cannon House Office Building, one of the three main buildings that houses offices for members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Walking beside me are Erika Jarvis and Melissa Zamora, both of whom are using science to fight for better environmental health for their local communities in Ohio and Texas, respectively. That’s what drew them here today, to walk the halls of Congress with …


May 29, 2024

AGU sends joint letter with 27 other organizations urging sustained funding for NOAA

On 16 March, AGU sent a letter with 27 other organizations urging sustained funding for various NOAA offices, including NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the National Ocean Service (NOS), as well as the various accounts that fund the Cooperative Institutes (CIs) in FY2025.   We, the undersigned members of the research, innovation, and environmental services community, write to urge strong sustained funding for NOAA’s Office of Oceanic …


May 22, 2024

2024 Voices for Science Cohort

We are pleased to welcome the 2024-2025 Voices for Science Cohort! Click each image to learn more about our participants.


May 17, 2024

Navigating Through Climate Change: The Severe Turbulence Research and Development Act Signed into Law with FAA Reauthorization

On 16 May 2024, the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act was signed into law by President Joe Biden, which included the Severe Turbulence Research and Development Act. Introduced by Representative Haley Stevens (MI-11) and endorsed by AGU, this legislation marks a critical milestone in our ongoing efforts to tackle the increasingly severe impacts of climate change on aviation safety. The Severe Turbulence Research and Development Act enhances the …


May 8, 2024

AGU Celebrates Bipartisan Approval of Weather Act Reauthorization

AGU, the world’s largest Earth and space science association, applauds the bipartisan effort by Congress to pass The Weather Act Reauthorization, H.R. 6093, which promises to make weather forecasting in the U.S. more accurate.    AGU endorsed H.R. 6093 in November along with several other pieces of legislation that were added to this bill, including the National Weather Service Communications Improvement Act, H.R.1496; NOAA Weather Radio Modernization Act, H.R.1482; and …