Latest Jane Lubchenco Stories

2009-07-21 13:55:00

The head of the agency overseeing federal ocean research services said Monday that wind turbines, fish farms and other pressures on the nation's oceans are increasingly sparking conflicts with more traditional activities such as shipping and recreational boating and must be more carefully planned out, The Associated Press reported. The nation should take cues from Massachusetts, the first state to create a comprehensive planning map for its ocean waters, according to National Oceanic and...

2009-06-02 11:01:00

Symposium to Focus on Ocean's Role in America's Financial Future WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, will give the keynote address to leading government policy makers, scientists, non-governmental groups and federal agency officials at the opening session of the Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) Symposium, hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF), on June 9th at the Reserve Officers Association building on Capitol Hill....

2009-05-04 09:45:00

Hundreds of millions of these voracious predators are impacting every fishery in the region TRENTON, N.J., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- An unprecedented alliance of commercial, recreational and party/charter boat fishermen and associated businesses has formed Fishermen Organized for Rational Dogfish Management (FORDM) to deal with a looming crisis. FORDM has requested assistance from Dr. Jane Lubchenco, newly appointed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head, in dealing with an...

2009-04-19 14:30:00

Rutgers University researchers will make a second attempt to send its miniature yellow submarine across the Atlantic ocean to gather data from underneath the waves.The launch is set for Wednesday, on Earth Day, assuming conditions cooperate."The launching is tremendously exciting because there is just so much that we don't really know about what happens in the oceans," said Jane Lubchenco, who leads the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)."The capacity to fly through the...

2009-03-21 16:23:59

Thursday, the Senate confirmed an expert on global climate change as President Barack Obama's top adviser on science and technology policy. John Holdren is now the president's science adviser as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.  He has advocated sharp government actions on climate change policies and is a former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the nation's largest science organization. Holdren celebrated Thursday...

2008-12-19 11:54:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund is honored that President-elect Barack Obama has selected EDF Board Vice Chair Jane Lubchenco to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), according to several sources contacted by The Washington Post (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/12/18/lubchenco_will_helm_national_o.html). "Dr. Lubchenco is the perfect person to run NOAA because of her tireless work to protect our oceans, and...

2008-12-18 18:24:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement from Julie Packard, executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, on the announcement that President-elect Barack Obama will appoint Dr. Jane Lubchenco as Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the nation's principal ocean agency. "I am absolutely delighted that Jane Lubchenco has been named NOAA Administrator by President-elect...

2006-08-11 18:55:00

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Scientists say the oxygen-starved "dead zone" along the Pacific Coast that is causing massive crab and fish die-offs is worse than initially thought. Scientists say weather, not pollution, appears to be the culprit, and no relief is in sight. However, some say there is no immediate sign yet of long-term damage to the crab fishery. Oregon State University scientists looking for weather changes that could reverse the situation aren't finding them, and they say levels of...

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