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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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April 19, 2024

AGU endorses the National Landslide Preparedness Act Reauthorization Act of 2024

On 4 April 2024, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to leadership in the House of Representatives and the Senate for the National Landslide Preparedness Act Reauthorization Act of 2024.   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our global community of more than half a million Earth and space scientists and allies, I am writing to thank you for introducing H.R.7003, the National Landslide Preparedness Act Reauthorization Act of …

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AGU endorses the National Coordination on Adaptation and Resilience for Security Act (NCARS)

On 25 March 2024, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to leadership in the House of Representatives supporting the National Coordination on Adaptation and Resilience for Security Act (NCARS).   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our global community of more than half a million Earth and space scientists and allies, I write to thank you for introducing H.R.6311, the National Coordination on Adaptation and Resilience for Security …

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AGU sends letter of endorsement for American Innovation Act

On 25 March 2024, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to Senator Richard Durbin in support of the American Innovation Act.   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our global community of more than half a million Earth and space scientists and allies, I am writing to thank you for crafting and offering AGU’s official endorsement for the American Innovation Act.    The American Innovation Act provides stable and …

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March 11, 2024

AGU endorses the Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act H.R.7275

On 12 February 2024, AGU sent a letter to Representatives Cartwright, Fitzpatrick, and Mast offering support for the reintroduction of the Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act H.R.7275.   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our global community of more than half a million Earth and space scientists and allies, I am writing to thank you for reintroducing H.R.7275, the Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act, and to offer …

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February 6, 2024

2023 Year-End AGU Legislative Report

2023 was one of the least productive Congressional years in decades. However, the AGU science policy community remained active, engaged, and ambitious! Learn more about AGU’s science policy and government relations programs, activities, and accomplishments by reading our year in review.     The report is divided into four sections. In the first section, Amplify the voices of the Earth and space science community, you’ll read about AGU’s work to …

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January 31, 2024

AGU’s 2024 Policy Priorities

AGU is a global community of more than half a million scientists, professionals and allies in the Earth and space sciences. Through broad and inclusive partnerships, AGU accelerates knowledge and creates solutions that are ethical, unbiased, and respectful of communities and their values.    Expand discovery and innovation in the Earth and space sciences  Discovery-driven exploration of Earth and space advances fundamental knowledge and inspires the public. When broadly and …

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January 26, 2024

Voices for Science Fellow Highlight: Chia-Chun Angela Liang  

Since 2017, AGU’s Voices for Science program has helped scientists sharpen their science policy and communication skills through monthly coaching, quarterly trainings, and networking to be a strong voice for science issues that matter to them most. The Fellows of the Voices for Science program choose their own flexible advocacy and outreach goals and work towards them throughout their year in the program. Many scientists have incorporated the skills gained …

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