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New York/Canadian-Media: As United States (U.S.) President Joe Biden is rounding out his science team, the nominees announced by the U.S. White House on Apr 23 were the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science, and the Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Science Affairs, www.sciencemag.org reported.
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Two veterans of government service and one newcomer included in this trio nominated are Rick Spinrad, an oceanographer at Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, and a longtime NOAA hand, as the next head to lead NOAA, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, a soil scientist at the University of California (UC), and the first Black woman to head DOE, and Monica Medina, the CEO and co-founder of Our Daily Planet, an e-newsletter on conservation and the environment to lead the State Department’s science and climate portfolio.