Coral in every major reef region across the world has already experienced bleaching, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts that temperatures in much of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans could reach a point at which significant bleaching of corals is present this summer. Show More Summary
NASA and NOAA satellites saw the tropical low pressure area formerly known as System 94L develop into tropical depression 4 then become the fourth named tropical cyclone of the North Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 20. read more
A new NOAA outlook shows that many coral reefs across around the world will likely be exposed to higher-than-normal sea temperatures for an unprecedented third year in a row, leading to increased bleaching - and with no signs of stopping. While the bleaching event is global, it will hit the US hard.
Last month was the hottest May in the modern temperature record. This marks the eighth month in a row where temperatures have set a new monthly record, and where the increase over the baseline average was significant: NOAA's official global state of the climate report won’t be out until Friday, but this news officially sucks. Show More Summary
A round of awkward applause is due, as new figures from NOAA reveal carbon dioxide levels at the South Pole have surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time in 4 million years. According to new figures released by the US National...Show More Summary
Source: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2006/s2644b.htm There's a rock in the sea about 500 miles northwest of Honolulu. It's about as far removed from the beaches and high-rises of Waikiki as any place on Earth can be. It's called...Show More Summary
noaasanctuaries: Trash travels: even small pieces of litter dropped far inland can travel down your watershed and into the ocean, where they threaten animals like sea turtles and seabirds. But now, you can help NOAA Marine Debris monitor...Show More Summary
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — How high will water really get during a storm? A pilot program uses data from the U.S. Geological Survey and NOAA to try to answer this question for coastal residents and visitors. The model takes into account data that’s already available on storm surge and tides and combines it with information […]
The Washington Post: "One thing is for certain — we are in an unprecedented era. “Carbon dioxide levels are increasing faster than they have in hundreds of thousands of years,” said Pieter Tans, lead scientist of NOAA’s Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network. “It’s explosive compared to natural processes.”"
Scientists forecast that this year's Gulf of Mexico dead zone--an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life - will be approximately 5,898 square miles or about the size of Connecticut, the same range as it has averaged...Show More Summary
The frequency of nuisance tidal flooding in many U.S. cities increased as predicted for the 2015 meteorological year, from May 2015 to April 2016, according to a new NOAA report. In some cities, the days of nuisance flooding exceeded...Show More Summary
NOAA admits that “the king is dead” Anyone holding out hope that the tail end of spring would finally bring the promised rains of El Niño will be sorely disappointed to learn that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has officially declared the weather event to be over. Show More Summary
Tropical Depression 1E or TD1E didn't get far from the time it was born to the time it weakened to a remnant low pressure area along the southwestern coast of Mexico. NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an image of it remnant clouds. read more
Octopus skunkbear: Happy World Oceans Day ya’ll! In celebration, here is just a glimpse of the vast diversity of undersea creatures documented during NOAA’s 2016 exploration of the Mariana Trench. hydrothermal vent community octopus jellyfish ghost...Show More Summary
Tropical Storm Colin moved fast after making landfall in northwestern Florida on June 6 and by the morning of June 7, 2016 it was centered off the coast of North and South Carolina. NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites and NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided a look at the storm before and after landfall in Florida. read more
NOAA has a big new plan to reduce the racket we're making under the sea.
NOAA reports that the summer will be stifling, continuing the trend of 2016 being a warmer-than-average-year
NOAA says its prediction of hurricanes and tropical storms is a near-normal number.
NOAA warns people against taking selfies with baby harbor seals.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has asked enthusiastic beachgoers to stay away from the wildlife.