Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist and Executive Director of the Waitt Institute. Her work has been featured in the NY Times, on her blog for National Geographic, in The Atlantic and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a BA from Harvard University in Environmental Science and Public Policy, and has worked on ocean policy at both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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"The scientific consensus is that to create a fully sustainable ocean, we need to fully protect at least 30% of it. Currently, the U.S. protects 13.5% of coastal waters; we'll drop to a small fraction of that if the Trump administration has its way." (Photo: Eco Cafe' Phuket/flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
What the Trump Administration Doesn't Understand About Ocean Conservation
The Trump administration announced last week that it would open 90% of our coastal waters to oil and gas drilling. It declared last month that it would shrink or eliminate several national monuments — both terrestrial and marine. Last year, it rolled back safety requirements that prevent spills...
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Friday, December 26, 2014
14 Ocean Conservation Wins of 2014
Chances are you’ve come across some ocean news lately. And it may even have been positive! Yes, the ocean is still in serious trouble due to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and habitat destruction, but there are more and more success stories to point to, and point I shall. #1. Big year for...
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