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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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Heat Record Falls Again
Jul 7, 2023 1:00 PM CDT
'Uncharted Territory:' Heat Record Falls Again
The planet set a 3rd heat record in a single week
- Stop us if you've heard this before: Thursday was the hottest day on record for planet Earth, reports CNN . That now marks four straight days in which the all-time high was either tied or broken, and it makes July 3-6 the hottest four-day stretch on the books, notes Axios...
$20K Reward Offered for Those
Who Drowned Stranded Dolphin
May 6, 2022 10:13 AM CDT
$20K Reward Offered for Those Who Drowned Stranded Dolphin
Texas beachgoers accused of harassing animal, leading to its death
- A reward of up to $20,000 is up for grabs in exchange for information leading to the identification, arrest, or conviction of Texas beachgoers accused of harassing and ultimately drowning a stranded dolphin. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the reward following the April 10 episode at Quintana...
People Love to Swim With
These Dolphins. No More
Sep 29, 2021 4:48 PM CDT
People Love to Swim With These Dolphins. No More
Under Marine Mammal Protection Act, NOAA bans close encounters with nocturnal spinners
- US regulators on Tuesday banned swimming with Hawaii's spinner dolphins to protect the nocturnal animals from people seeking close encounters with the playful species. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rule under the Marine Mammal Protection Act prohibits swimming with or getting within 50 yards of a spinner dolphin...
Normal Hurricane Season
Means More Storms Now
Apr 10, 2021 5:10 PM CDT
Normal Hurricane Season Means More Storms Now
Agency also rethinks 'normal weather' as temperatures rise
- A recordkeeping change has altered expectations for the number of tropical storms in an Atlantic hurricane season. The average number of named tropical storms in a year is now 14, up from an average of 12 before the change, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. The numbers are based...
'SharpieGate' Report Describes
Political Pressure, Broken Rules
Jun 17, 2020 8:47 AM CDT
'SharpieGate' Report Describes Political Pressure, Broken Rules
Investigation finds NOAA chief violated agency's scientific integrity policy
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's chief violated the agency's scientific integrity policy last year in backing President Trump's claim that a hurricane was headed for Alabama . In reproving employees for contradicting Trump, NOAA Acting Administrator Neil Jacobs "engaged in the misconduct intentionally, knowingly, or in...
A Dolphin Murder Is
Followed by 2 More
Feb 12, 2020 10:40 AM CST
A Dolphin Murder Is Followed by 2 More
Animals found dead within a week in Florida, prompting $20K reward
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering $20,000 for information on a dolphin killer or killers after two animals were found dead within a week. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found a dolphin that appeared to have been shot in the face off Naples...
Emails Show Fallout
After 'Crazy' Trump Claim
Feb 1, 2020 3:30 PM CST
Emails Show Fallout After 'Crazy' Trump Claim
NOAA scientists reacted to Trump saying that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama
- A flurry of newly released emails from scientists and top officials at the federal agency responsible for weather forecasting clearly illustrates the consternation and outright alarm caused by President Donald Trump’s false claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama, the AP reports. A top National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
Report: Wilbur Ross Intervened
After Trump's Dorian Tweet
Sep 10, 2019 3:21 AM CDT
Report: Wilbur Ross Intervened After Trump's Dorian Tweet
Sources say commerce chief threatened firings at NOAA
- Hurricane Dorian is now dissipating over the North Atlantic—but the political storm that began with President Trump's incorrect claim that the hurricane was expected to hit Alabama is still with us. Sources tell the
New York Times
that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threatened to fire senior National Oceanic...
Before Alabama Controversy,
NOAA Staff Had Been Warned
Sep 9, 2019 1:03 AM CDT
Before Alabama Controversy, NOAA Staff Had Been Warned
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told staff not to contradict Trump
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday issued a statement backing President Trump's claim, nearly a week prior, that Alabama faced serious risk from Hurricane Dorian. NOAA's support of Trump was a head-scratcher, because the National Weather Service (a NOAA agency) had quickly refuted Trump's claim...
NOAA Takes on NWS in
Trump Storm Controversy
Sep 7, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
NOAA Takes on NWS in Trump Storm Controversy
NOAA backs Trump; head of NWS Employees Organization calls NOAA remarks 'disgusting'
- We're in Day 6 of the metaphorical storm swirling around President Trump regarding a literal storm, and now the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been dragged into it. CNN reports the government agency issued a statement Friday backing the president's claim on Sunday that the state of...
Sharks Dined on a Swordfish.
Then, 'Oh, My Gosh!'
Jul 10, 2019 9:30 AM CDT
Sharks Dined on a Swordfish. Then, 'Oh, My Gosh!'
Wreckfish seen swallowing shark in rare deep-sea footage
- Researchers in pursuit of a World War II shipwreck have had to settle for observing a "once-in-a-lifetime event." The NOAA Ocean Exploration and Research team was using a remotely operated vehicle to explore 1,500 feet below the surface of the ocean off South Carolina when it spotted...
'Nuisance Flooding' Is
Happening a Lot More Often
Jun 6, 2018 2:32 PM CDT
'Nuisance Flooding' Is Happening a Lot More Often
'Nuisance flooding' tied or set records last year in more than a quarter of the 98 places monitored
- A new report finds that high-tide flooding is happening across the US at twice the rate it was just 30 years ago and predicts records for such flooding will continue to be broken for decades as sea levels rise, the AP reports. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday...
Giant Antarctic Ice 'Cork'
May 1, 2018 1:07 PM CDT
Giant Antarctic Ice 'Cork' Is Deteriorating
Scientists prepping for $27.5M study of Thwaites Glacier, how sea level rise will be affected
- An Antarctic glacier is losing so much ice that it contributed to about 4% of the planet's total sea level rise in recent years—and scientists are now concerned this rapid melting could remove one of the few "corks" keeping the West Antarctic Ice Sheet at bay. That'...
NOAA: 2016's Weather
Was Far From Normal
Aug 11, 2017 12:30 AM CDT
NOAA: 2016's Weather Was Far From Normal
'Very extreme' year is concerning, scientists say
- Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record-breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its annual checkup of the Earth on Thursday, highlighting numerous records including hottest year, highest sea level, and lowest sea ice in...
Gulf of Mexico's Dead Zone
Is Now Bigger Than Ever
Aug 3, 2017 8:37 AM CDT
Gulf of Mexico's Dead Zone Is Now Bigger Than Ever
Heavy rains in Midwest increased agricultural runoff this year
- In 2014, the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico was found to have shrunk to the size of Connecticut. To the ire of environmentalists, it has since ballooned to its largest size since mapping began in 1985, says NOAA . Covering 8,776 square miles—that's the size...
100 Years Later,
California Shipwreck Found
Jun 15, 2017 11:33 AM CDT
100 Years Later, California Shipwreck Found
The McCulloch is now a skeleton draped with anemones
- The McCulloch, a US Coast Guard ship that saw action in the Spanish-American War in 1898, sank in just a half-hour after it collided with the SS Governor in heavy fog off the coast of California. It had been put back to work during World War I in 1917, but...
NOAA: Get Ready for
a Wild Hurricane Season
May 25, 2017 2:44 PM CDT
NOAA: Get Ready for a Wild Hurricane Season
Weak or non-existent El Niño could mean an above average number of storms
- US government forecasters expect warm ocean waters will fuel an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast calls for 11 to 17 named storms, with five to nine hurricanes. Two to four hurricanes could be "major" with sustained winds of at least 111mph, reports the...
Trump Administration Planning
Big Budget Cuts for NOAA
Mar 4, 2017 3:45 PM CST
Trump Administration Planning Big Budget Cuts for NOAA
Cuts could hamper country's ability to deal with effects of climate change
- The Trump administration looks likely to do serious damage to the country's ability to research climate change and deal with its effects in favor of "rebuilding the military." The
got its hands on an administration memo detailing a 17% budget cut to the National Oceanic...
Scientists Blame People for
3rd 'Hottest Year' in a Row
Jan 18, 2017 11:27 AM CST
Scientists Blame People for 3rd 'Hottest Year' in a Row
Human impact 'no longer subtle' on global warming that made 2016 hottest year ever
- Everyone kind of knew this was coming , but many are still sweating at the news. Data for 2016 has been released, and it's official that last year was the hottest year on record, following 2014 and 2015 in holding this status, the
reports. NASA and NOAA released their...
How This Satellite
Could Save Lives
Nov 20, 2016 3:59 PM CST
How This Satellite Could Save Lives
New GOES-R spacecraft rocketed into space Saturday night
- The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives. This new GOES-R spacecraft will track US weather as never before: hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, volcanic ash clouds, wildfires, lightning storms, even solar flares. Indeed, about 50...
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