Roundup 3/16: Making Your Mark Edition

"We have missed our 2010 biodiversity target, obviously," European Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik told a meeting of environmental ministers at which the European Union set out a new plan to protect animal and plant species.

Agency scientists and former leaders of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta are pleased that CDC chief Thomas Frieden has undone a reorganization imposed by predecessor Julie Gerberding, reports The New York Times.

The White House has given the green light to agencies to offer more prizes and so-called "grand challenges."