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The Top 5 Challenges Facing the New NOAA Administrator

By Michael Conathan

Co-authored by Shiva Polefka, Research Associate for the Ocean Policy program at the Center for American Progress.

On March 6, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Dr. Kathryn Sullivan to be the new administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She replaces Dr. Jane Lubchenco, who stepped down in February 2013. Sullivan’s background — a Ph.D. in geology, a career as an astronaut that included more than three weeks in space, and service as an oceanographer in the U.S. Naval Reserve — is ideally suited to the challenge of leading the agency responsible for the management of America’s oceans, fisheries, …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green