Policy

July 19, 2009 to July 23, 2009

Coastal Zone 09

This biennial international symposium on coastal and ocean management, sponsored by NOAA, will be on changes in the climate, shorelines, habitats, and policies.

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NIH Open-Access Policy Celebrates 1st Birthday — Will It Make 2nd?

A year-old National Institutes of Health policy requiring results of taxpayer-funded research articles to be posted online could be reversed by a bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

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Feds Revising Bush Offshore Energy Development Plan

After years of effort, and despite a last-minute gambit by the outgoing President Bush, US policy for offshore energy development is going back to the drawing board. DOI is extending by six months the public comment period on the country's 5-year plan.

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Health Care Journos Call for End to Saddam-Style "Minders"

The Association of Health Care Journalists wrote the Obama administration asking it to end the practice of making reporters go through public affairs offices to arrange interviews with federal experts and, in some cases, having public affairs people monitor those interviews.

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