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Buyer's Guide: The Best Air Purifier

Looking for an air purifier that's quiet, affordable, and effective? The Sweethome tests nine models. It took 100 hours of research and testing conducted by an airborne particle physicist and former NOAA scientist using $100,000+ of equipment to find the best air purifier for most people: The $250 Coway AP-1512HH Mighty. Show More Summary

Satellite views early Thanksgiving travel trouble areas in US

As the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday approaches this Thursday, November 27, NOAA's GOES-East and GOES-West satellites are keeping a weather eye out for storms that may affect early travelers. In an image from Nov. 25, the satellites show an active weather pattern is in place for travelers across the central and eastern U.S. read more

NOAA touts hurricane season forecast success

Via NOAA press release: Atlantic hurricane season stays quiet as predicted Improved model, new surge forecast products and research projects debuted The Atlantic hurricane season will officially end November 30, and will be remembered as a relatively quiet season as was predicted. Still, the season afforded NOAA scientists with opportunities to produce new forecast products,…

NOAA: Globe Sets 5th Hottest-Month Record of 2014

Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the planet is heading toward its warmest year on record. The month of October was the hottest October on record worldwide, the fifth time this year a month has achieved that feat. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that the 58.43 degrees Fahrenheit temperature beat out October 2003. Show More Summary

Hard scrabbling

While we freeze down here in the lower 48, it helps to remember we live on a big round planet with lots of places on it. Photo credit: NOAA Those red places had a warm 2014. Notice that almost everyone in the world lives there. Averaged together all of us people had a few of [Read more...]

The Planet Just Had Its Hottest October On Record

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reports that last month was the hottest October in more than 120 years of record-keeping. This follows the hottest September, August, June, and March-May in JMA’s records. Projections by NOAA make clear 2014 is increasingly likely to be hottest year on record. read more

NOAA, partners provide real-time ocean acidification data to Pacific coast shellfish growers

New portal builds on NOAA’s commitment to provide public access to data from observational network. Shellfish farms and hatcheries along the Pacific U.S. coast  can now get real-time, online ocean acidification data through the Integrated...Show More Summary

NOAA’s National Ocean Service: Currents

NOAA provides a comprehensive site that explains ocean currents.

Warmest October On Record GISS NASA

The data for October has just been added to the NOAA GISS instrument record, which runs from 1880 to the present. October was the warmest on record, just beating out 2005. Overall, it is looking increasingly likely that 2014 will tie or beat the record for warmest year in the instrumental record, in terms of…

2014 Will Almost Certainly Be The Warmest Year On Record

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It may be the snowpocalypse in Buffalo, but the latest global analysis from NOAA's National Climate Data Center reports global temperatures since January to be the warmest ten calendar months on record. Read more...

We Just Had the Hottest October on Record

NOAA It's cold outside, which means it'll soon be time for the annual rousing chorus of climate change denial from people who think snow means global warming is fake. Good thing NOAA is here to help. Today the agency released two new maps illustrating that even if you're cold right now, the planet is still getting hotter. Show More Summary

Varmer on Underwater Cultural Heritage law

Ole Varmer, International Section, Office of General Counsel, NOAA has written a technical examination of Underwater Cultural Heritage law: Closing the Gaps in the Law Protecting Underwater Cultural Heritage on the Outer Continental Shelf, 33 Stan.Envtl.L.J. Show More Summary

Hottest October And Year To Date On Record Globally, NOAA Reports

Last month was the warmest October since record-keeping began in 1880, NOAA reports. NOAA also projected out scenarios for the last two months of the year, making clear that 2014 is almost certainly going to be the hottest year on record. The post Hottest October And Year To Date On Record Globally, NOAA Reports appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Ocean Roundup: Humpback Whale Scars Can Reveal Migration Patterns, Sea Star Die-Offs Linked to Virus, and More

A humpback whale off Monterey Bay, California. Scientists have found that humpback whale scars can be used to identify their migration patterns. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library / Flickr Creative Commons) - In a new study, researchers sayShow More Summary

Spiny Dogfish Catch a Break—No More Shark Finning in the U.S.!

A spiny dogfish (Squalis acanthias) in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. (Photo: NOAA’s National Ocean Service / Flickr Creative Commons) Did you know that shark finning is still allowed in the U.S.? Despite the finning prohibition...Show More Summary

The Planet Just Had Its Hottest October On Record

The Japan Meteorological Agency reports that last month was the hottest October in more than 120 years of record-keeping -- by far. NOAA projects that 2014 is very likely to be hottest year on record. The post The Planet Just Had Its Hottest October On Record appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The U.S. Government Is Under (Cyber) Attack

The State Department confirmed on Monday that hackers breached its unclassified email system. The White House, the Postal Service, and NOAA have also been compromised in recent weeks.

Holy mother of God, check out the giant snow wall swallowing Buffalo

A wall of snow has swallowed Buffalo, New York, this morning. NOAA meteorologists say it's a heavy snow lake effect. Check out the videos, plus the aerial photos (like the above posted by WBEN NewsRadio's Facebook) and satellite images. Good luck everyone. Read more...

Chinese hackers took out the NOAA’s weather satellites

Chinese hackers have been blamed for an attack on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) weather forecasting systems, which caused a multi-day data outage when the agency reacted to the breach in October. The NOAA, which is the parent … Continue reading ?

Chinese Hackers Infiltrate US Weather Network, Satellites

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which oversees the National Weather Service, announced in October that it was conducting "unscheduled maintenance" on its network. Turns out the reason was likely a security breach by hackers in China, reports the Washington Post. NOAA hasn't specified whether any classified data was...

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