The main problem, as usual but no one wants to talk about it, is rising population: Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sounded a strong warning about rising seas Monday, saying that ocean levels around the world are projected to increase by 12 inches or more should a...
By Karen A. Lefkowitz Are you ready for extreme weather? Last week was National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a scientific agency within the U.S. Department...Show More Summary
The National Oceanic Atmospheric and Administration issued an official El Nino watch yesterday—and Americans should probably hope it shows up. The warm weather pattern's approval ratings are probably in the Vladimir Putin range among most in the US, but this time it promises to bring rain to break droughts...
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) & the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) within the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tweeted a fun pop quiz this morning (which I flunked). What animal has the biggest mouth in the world? Hint: This animal can also live more than 200 years. Here's the answer: It's a bowhead whale. Remarkably, the bowhead is not the longest-lived animal on earth. Show More Summary
(Photo: Oceana / Carlos Suarez) Late last year, I wrote to you about how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration took actions that placed state shark fin bans in jeopardy. These bans, which close down the market for imported shark fins, are incredibly important to halting the finning and capture of tens of millions of sharks each year.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration gathers and distributes enough weather and climate data to support a multibillion-dollar private-sector weather industry. Now, it is seeking ways to release vast new troves of thisShow More Summary
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just released their analysis (slow loading pdf) of January's climate, and while the eastern half of the United States ranged from cooler to much cooler than average, the global picture above tells a much different story. Show More Summary
Continuing the nearly 29-year streak of above-average global monthly temperatures, January came in as the fourth-warmest such month on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This makes it the...Show More Summary
This January was the warmest January since 2007 and the fourth-warmest in recorded history, according to new data. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data out Thursday found that the Earth was 1.17 degrees warmer this January than the average temperature dating back to 1880. Show More Summary
Snow is on the ground in 49 out of the 50 states — only the Sunshine State of Florida is completely snow-free, according to a map produced Thursday morning by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (This doesn’t mean that those 49 states are snow-covered, of course, only that some part of each state has […]
Scientists from Stanford University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have discovered that crude oil interferes with fish heart cells. The toxic consequence is a slowed heart rate, reduced cardiac contractility...Show More Summary
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday lifted a hold on new hires and employee training that the agency implemented last year as a result of the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester. In a memo to employees, Commerce Department Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere Kathryn Sullivan said the appropriations bill restores […]
USA Today: The climate trends are overwhelming. Earth had its fourth-warmest year on record in 2013, and all of the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 1998, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported last week. It is true, as the skeptics like to point out, that long-term climate modeling remains an inexact science. Show More Summary
The latest State of the Climate report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indicates that the globally-averaged temperature for 2013 tied as the fourth warmest year since record-keeping began in 1880. read more
Twenty-five dead pilot whales were discovered Thursday near Kice Island in southwest Florida, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. They were part of a pod of whales first seen swimming around Gordon Pass in Naples in Collier County on Sunday, NOAA Fisheries …
(MIAMI) — About 20 pilot whales have been founded dead off Florida’s southwest coast. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries official Blair Mase said the whales were spotted by boaters on Kice Island Thursday. The whales were part of a pod of 23 first discovered swimming Sunday in Naples Bay. Show More Summary
Each year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) releases a report on state of the world’s climate. There’s always a lot to pore through in these reports, but the big data point observers look for is the global average land and sea surface temperature on the year. It’s hardly the only statistic that matters, but it provides a...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just released it global temperature calculations and has concluded that 2013 is the fourth hottest year on record since 1880. From NOAA: The year 2013 tied with 2003 as the fourth warmest year globally since records began in 1880. Show More Summary
Yesterday, NASA and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), jointly put the year 2013 in its climate context. It was a very hot one: NASA's data have 2013 in a three-way tie for the seventh hottest year in recorded history, while NOAA's have it in a three-way tie for the fourth hottest. Show More Summary