Saturday marked the end of one of the slowest Atlantic hurricane seasons in recent memory, with Mother Nature churning out the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Only 13 named storms formed in the Atlantic bas …
(Photo: USFWS Headquarters) You might not have heard, but sharks are in trouble from an unlikely source—our own federal government. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the government agency tasked with managing our nation’s fisheries, is taking steps to undermine state laws that protect sharks.
An alarming national trend of increased loss of coastal wetlands was announced yesterday in a report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Status and Trends of Wetlands in the Coastal Watersheds of...
Commuters traveling through the metro station near the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) headquarters might notice something unusual -- a series of ads posted by Oceana urging NOAA to protect sharks and not shark finners. Show More Summary
The United States is losing wetlands in coastal watersheds at a significant rate, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These wetlands are vital to...
(WASHINGTON) — The weather forecast for this winter is mostly a shrug of the shoulders. For most of the nation, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration predicts equal chances for unusual warmth, cold, snow, rain and even average weather. Show More Summary
Good news! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assures the public that there is no giant island of radioactive trash headed for the United States. Earlier this month, several news outlets made the assumption that a huge raft of garbage would
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the debris island is about 1,700 miles off the U.S. West Coast.
An office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will collaborate with “Octonauts,” an animated preschool show about undersea adventuring.
Image Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) By WUWT Regular Just The Facts From the Insurance Journal: “The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season looks set to go down as a big washout, marking the … Continue reading ?
In a money-saving move, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that it will stop turning out the paper nautical charts it has been printing for mariners for more than 150 years. It costs NOAA about $100 million a year to survey and chart the nation's waters for rocks, shipwrecks and other hazards. Show More Summary
According to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this summer most of the world’s oceans witnessed record warm temperatures. NOAA says that the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces during August 2013 was 0.62°C (1.12°F) above the 20th century average, tying with 2005 as the fourth highest for August since records began [...]
By the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, which creates and maintains the nation’s suite of a thousand nautical charts of U.S. coastal waters, has [...]
According to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this summer most of the world’s oceans witnessed record warm temperatures. According to NOAA the average temperature across [...]
Continued budget cuts could reduce chances of new satellite program. ||| A complex $15 billion satellite system that was being developed by Northrop Grumman for the Pentagon, NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration was broken up by the White House in 2010, and the military part was later canceled. Show More Summary
The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration's network of satellites provide constant coverage of what's happening on Earth. The satellites offer a crucial set of eyes for scientists and researchers, but also, thanks to the NOAA's social media channels, an unusual perspective for civilians as well. Show More Summary
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell on Thursday sought a commitment from the Obama administration’s nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that she would make ocean acidification a significant priority. But the exchange briefly turned, albeit obliquely, to an issue at the heart of the debate about the U.S. response to ocean acidification: funding. […]
Representatives from the Coast Guard National Strike Force, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are suffering from a viral epidemic. (Photo: Oceana) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that a measles-like virus is responsible for hundreds of bottlenose dolphin strandings...Show More Summary
Tornadoes in Oklahoma. Wildfires in Colorado. A hurricane season that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects will be busier than usual for the Atlantic Coast (though has been slow to get going). Whatever part of the country you live in, it’s worth having an emergency plan for severe storms and natural disasters. Read full article >>