Politics intrudes as a Republican congressman investigates NOAA climate scientists
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).
Boaters adrift at sea, wayward hikers and stranded pilots take note: the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is taking steps to speed up rescues.
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today forecast a hurricane season (June to November) in the Atlantic tamer than the one in 2008, which featured 16 storms severe enough to be named.
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.
Scientists frustrated as questions about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill go unanswered.
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.,
Have decades of protection allowed the endangered humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) to recover? That's the question asked this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
She set out to revolutionize US ocean management -- but first she faced the oil spill. Jane Lubchenco is 's Newsmaker of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?).
Giant Pacific octopus; courtesy of NOAA Octopuses are clever, reclusive, dexterous, strong and slippery as heck—especially those belonging to the very largest species: the giant Pacific octopus ( Enteroctopus dofleini ).
Heavy smog that paralyzed eastern China is visible from space in this satellite image from NASA.
The Senate yesterday gave its nod to President Obama's picks for key science slots in his administration. Both appointees are leading advocates of aggressive government action to stem and reverse climate change.
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.