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NOAA chief Conrad Lautenbacher resigns

The chief of the federal agency that keeps watch over US waters and weather patterns has resigned after seven years at the helm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

September 23, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Federal Agency Encourages Its Scientists to Speak Out

SAN FRANCISCO—The public at times questions scientific results produced by government agencies, thinking that the findings may be meant to support particular political policies or positions or to deflect criticism of those policies.

December 8, 2011 — Mark Fischetti

Damage from Extreme Weather Increasing

Hurricane Irene is part of a worsening trend. Weather disasters have grown more frequent and more costly over the past 30 years in the U.S.,

September 1, 2011 — Christine Gorman

NOAA's Lubchenco calls for national climate service

Jane Lubchenco, the newly confirmed director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), says she wants to create a national climate service that would predict the effects of global warming on communities, similarly to how the National Weather Service sends out info about the weather.

March 24, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Tropical storm Andres heading toward Baja

Surfers take note: Tropical Storm Andres could hit the resort town of Cabo San Lucas at the tip of Mexico’s Baja California later this week.

The U.S.

June 22, 2009 — Brendan Borrell

The Most Breathtaking Video of the Weather

Video of the Week #107, August 29th, 2013: From: The Most Breathtaking Video of the Weather You’ll Watch This Week by Evelyn Lamb at Roots of Unity.

August 29, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Could Wildfires Save the Arctic?

Alaskan residents who watched as wildfires claimed a record 10,000 square miles (26,00 square kilometers) of land in 2004 can take cold comfort in the fact that the choking smoke endured during wildfire season could blunt some of the effects of global warming.

July 25, 2008 — JR Minkel

Cities at night learning about cities from a different perspective

By now you’ve probably seen the new Earth at Night images and videos from NASA. Chris Elvidge, a NOAA scientist who has studied the Earth at night for over 20 years (talk about an awesome job!) says, “Nothing tells us more about the spread of humans across the Earth than city lights.” Seen from ~500 miles above the Earth’s surface, you can see what he is talking about: a sprawling network of humanity stretching inward from coastlines, following rivers, tracing old trade routes, and in some cases ending abruptly at borders (who said there are no borders from space?).

December 12, 2012 — David Wogan

A Five-Minute Taste of Deep Sea Exploration

NOAA’s research ship Okeanos Explorer and its ROV Deep Discoverer (aka D2) wrapped up their latest exploration of the seafloor and marine canyons around Puerto Rico last week.

May 5, 2015 — Jennifer Frazer

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