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19th Century Shipwreck Found off Golden Gate Bridge

NOAA announced it has found the underwater wreck of the passenger steamer City of Chester, which sank in 1888 in a collision in dense fog near where the Golden Gate Bridge stands today.

The Space Sorority

The NOAA head, former NASA astronaut, and TIME 100 honoree is one of 57 women who have been to space. See some of the other members of the great space sorority.

After 50 Years, Mysterious Ocean Quack Identified

A mysterious quacking noise in the ocean that has baffled scientists for decades has finally been identified, researchers say. Acoustic recorders placed on Antarctic minke whales have produced what NOAA experts say is "conclusive evidence" that the sound is their chatter, the BBC reports. The sound was dubbed the "bio-duck"...

Does El Niño Plus Global Warming Equal Global Temperature Records In 2014 And 2015?

An El Niño appears increasingly likely according to NOAA and Australia's Bureau of Meteorology. If it starts soon, 2014 could well be the hottest year on record, but if it is a strong El Niño, as many currently expect, then 2015 would likely break all previous global records. Show More Summary

Earth Had 4th-Warmest March on Record, 7th-Warmest Year So Far

Another month has passed, and with it comes more news of warmer than average global surface temperatures for the 349th straight month. Talk about a broken record. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data released on Tuesday, which is Earth Day, the globe had its fourth-warmest March on record. Show More Summary

NOAA Begins Hydrographic Survey Season

New data will update nautical charts around the country. As sure as spring arrives, NOAA vessels and independent contractors are hitting the seas for the nation's

Tornado season so far may be slowest in a century

Greg Carbin, the man in charge at NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC) sends along this graph and says: Likely the slowest start to tornado activity in any year in modern record, and possibly nearly a century! And he has the … Continue reading ?

This Year May Be the Slowest Start to the U.S. Tornado Season, Ever

This year has had one of the slowest starts to tornado season since reliable records began in the early 1950s, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In addition, the year has featured one of the longest stretches of time since Jan. Show More Summary

NOAA Certifies More Printing Agents

The availability of paper "print-on-demand" nautical charts continues to expand, as NOAA's Office of Coast Survey has added three more printing companies

BP Denied Government Requests To Fund More Research Of The Oil Spill’s Effects

Last July, BP received notification that more oil spill research is needed from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA requested that BP pay almost 148 million dollars to fund more research about injury assessment and future restoration efforts. NOAA wants BP to pay more money for research into coastal wetland recovery, including dolphin,

This Week’s Climate News

(Steven Hayward) A month into Spring, and whaddyaknow: the Great Lakes are still 37 percent frozen over—the second highest level since precise satellite measurements began in 1973.  NOAA posted this satellite photo a couple days ago:...Show More Summary

Three NOAA scientists honored by White House

The White House yesterday awarded three NOAA scientists with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor given

U.S. Postal Service Joins DHS, Social Security Admin, NOAA in Ammo Purchases

The U.S. Postal Service is now the latest federal agency to announce plans to acquire "assorted small arms ammunition." To be fair, it has probably acquired ammunition in the past, as it contains within itself the armed United States Postal Inspection Service. Show More Summary

El Niño could raise meteorological hell this year

NOAA says there's a better than 50 percent chance that a damaging El Niño will develop in the summer. Other scientists are even more confident.

Weather Service: Please Disregard Our Giant Biblical Flood Warning

NOAA, meet Noah. The website for the National Weather Service (NWS), which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), suffered a major malfunction on Thursday leading to the false appearance of a biblicalShow More Summary

White House embarks on climate change mapping project

The government makes maps and data sets from NASA, NOAA, the US Geological Survey, and more available to the public, so that new tools can be created to help communities plan for extreme weather. Originally posted at News - Cutting ...

Oyster aquaculture could significantly improve Potomac River estuary water quality

Oyster aquaculture in the Potomac River estuary could result in significant improvements to water quality, according to a new NOAA and U.S. Geological Survey study published in the journal Aquatic Geochemistry. read more

March solar activity, down slightly, still lower than last solar cycle 23

The solar data from the NOAA Space Weather prediction center has been posted, and like the global temperature, there isn’t much change. Sunspot numbers are down slightly, but still up from most of 2012/2013. The double peak looks more prominent. … Continue reading ?

Dem Rep. Lambasts GOP on Climate Change: ‘Science Does Not Exist on Capitol Hill’

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

The Republican-led House recently passed a bill basically telling NOAA to stop researching climate change, and in an interview with Democracy Now!, Democratic congressman Peter Welch says this is a good example of how "science does not exist on Capitol Hill."

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