The National Park Service, Air Resources Division is hosting: FLM Critical Sulfur & Nitrogen Loading Workshop, Denver, CO, March 30, 31, April 1, 2004. For information on the agenda and the background materials, see Background or Agenda


See Bulletin 187, 22nd August 2003 for the main announcement of this event in Québec City. The agenda is now posted at

The National Science Foundation has released a solicitation for the Coordination Consortium and Project Office for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). In addition, NSF will be holding a prospective Principal Investigator meeting on Friday, 27 February 2004 at NSF in Arlington, Virginia to discuss this solicitation. The National Ecological Observatory Network, NSF's Facilities Management and Oversight Guide, and Large Facilities Project Management will be discussed at this meeting as well. For further information, please contact: Dr. Elizabeth Blood or go to:

he Western Regional Air Partnership has issued two request for proposals, with applications due on Feb 18th :
1. Identifying BART-Eligible Sources in the WRAP Region
2. Development of a Fugitive Dust Handbook & Website. Please see the home page of the WRAP website for more details.

Announcement of Canon fellowships for research in national parks - applications due May 3, 2004.

Mountain Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) is organizing special sessions on various aspects of Mountain Geography at the next Annual Meeting, March 14-19, 2004 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

North American Air Pollution Workshop, April 26-29, 2004 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin

December 2, 2003; “No Doubt” Human Activity Is Affecting Global Climate, Top Scientists Conclude. See this article at:

December 16, 2003 Air Resources Division.
EPA “Unhealthy Air” designations in National Parks. Click here for details.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for research into the changes in the spatial distribution of air pollution emissions due to regional development patterns, including demographic determinants, and technology changes. Open Date: 10/21/2003 - Close Date: 02/05/2004.

EPA News: Whitman Announces Partnership to Help Prevent Skin Cancer and Promote Sun Safety in Arizona

EPA announces new national initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality

EPA STAR Program awards $3.5 million for research on global change

NASA News: NASA Mission Will Look at Clouds from Both Sides
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmentally related fields of study. The deadline for receipt of pre-applications is November 20, 2003.

NADP announces the availability of ON-LINE ANIMATED MAPS of nitrate, sulfate and ammonium. Check the web site and download the free "Flashpoint" software.

Clearview: Air Managers Committee State Caucus, Regional Haze/WRAP Activity Update, March 2003

March 7, 2003 Science article: Right direction, but a long way to go for Bush's plan



Fish and Wildlife Service, Air Quality Branch is advertising for a GS11/13 Air Quality Systems Specialist, duty stationed in Lakewood, Colorado. This is open to all sources, and closes on February 23, 2004. To see announcement click here

Vacancy Announcement: Located in Stevensville, MT. This position is being advertised interdisciplinary under Ecologist and Meteorologist. Only one position will be filled.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service job announcment. This position is being advertised concurrently under the Agency’s Merit Promotion Plan, Vacancy Announcement 03—R5-EC-380G, as Interdisciplinary – Air Quality Program Manager, GS-401/1301-13 CLOSING DATE: 11/19/2003

Vacancy Announcement: Located at the National Park Service, Air Resources Division, Washington, DC (physical duty station Lakewood, Colorado). Closing date: Friday, September 26, 2003



The 34th Annual Arctic Workshop INSTAAR, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado 11-13 March 2004; Deadline for Abstracts: Monday, 16 February 2004. For more information see the web site at:
or contact:

March 2003 the Environmental protection Agency and the Michigan DEQ held a wotkshop on mercury. For the proceedings and web site links, click on

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation is sponsoring a Mercury Workshop in Chicago on Wednesday, December 17, 2003. Information is attached. Flyer, Agenda

EPA STAR Mercury Fate and Transport Workshop. This final progress review workshop will discuss the results from the 1999 Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grants on the "Fate, Transport, and Transformation of Mercury in Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments." The workshop will be held in Washington, DC on November 21, 2003. For more information about this workshop, including registration instructions, see

Seventh Meeting of the Declining Amphibian, March 10, 2003 in Tucson, AZ

Long-Term Monitoring: Supporting Science and Informing Policy and Ammonia Workshop 20 -24 October 2003 Washington Hilton 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, D.C.

National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) Annual Meeting and 25th Anniversary, 20-24 October 2003, Deadline for Abstracts: September 5, 2003. Gary Lear, NRSP-3 Vice Chair and annual meeting program chair, is planning the meeting. A workshop which will focus on ammonia and ammonium-N issues following our annual meeting is being planned.

Highlights from the Ecological and Earth Sciences in Mountain Areas Symposium, September 2002, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Declining Amphibian Task Force (DAPTF) California-Nevada Working Group Meeting, January 10, 2003

The June 2003 issue of Polar Research is now available, containing proceedings of the Workshop on Sea Ice Extent and the Global Climate System For more information see:



The World Meteorological Organization has published the June 2003 newsletter, titled "World Climate News, Volume 23". This issue has a review of the major events in the world climate in 2002.