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In this combination of March 2014 photos, a slackline walker enjoys the sunny and warm weather in Duesseldorf, Germany; a jogger runs on the snow-covered grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington; and a worker, suffering from heat exhaustion, leaves her shift early at the salt evaporation ponds in Anse-Rouge, Haiti.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Susan Walsh, Dieu Nalio Chery)

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record — except in the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said […]

04/22/2014

This undated file photo shows a humpback whale jumps out of the waters off Hawaii. (AP Photo/NOAA Fisheries, file)

Rescuers free whale of rope and buoys off Maui

HONOLULU (AP) – A team led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration successfully freed an entangled humpback whale off Maui over the weekend. The Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary said Monday a line of […]

04/08/2014

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Warm November set month’s heat record for planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — November was a hot month for planet Earth. Government scientists reported Tuesday that last month set a heat record. They say it was the warmest November on record, across Earth, […]

12/17/2013

FILE - In a Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, dozens of pilot whales are stranded in shallow water in a remote area of Florida's Everglades National Park. Wildlife officials are ceasing efforts to rescue a pod of whales that was stranded in the Everglades after losing sight of the marine mammals. The National Park Service says aerial and boat survey teams could not locate the whales Saturday, Dec. 7, a potentially encouraging sign that they have moved farther offshore. While authorities are hopeful the whales are headed back to the deeper, colder waters that form their natural habitat, they cannot say for sure. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Officials find 11 dead whales in Fla. Keys

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — National wildlife officials say 11 whales believed to be part of a pod that was stranded in the Everglades are dead. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official Blair Mase […]

12/08/2013

Park Rangers and Law Enforcement patrol the waters to ensure safe passage for a pod of pilot whales, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at Highland Beach in The Everglades of Florida. Six dead pilot whales were found earlier today in a remote part of the park, part of a pod of 51 whales facing an uncertain future. Four pilot whales have had to be euthanized. Federal biologists report that 46 pilot whales are alive and swimming free. (AP Photo/Naples Daily News, Corey Perrine)

Whales stranded in Fla.: From despair to optimism

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — When National Park Service volunteers Donna and John Buckley left a pod of 41 stranded whales Wednesday evening, their optimism was starting to wane. The couple — from Michigan […]

12/06/2013

Officials in boats monitor the scene where dozens of pilot whales are stranded in shallow water in a remote area of Florida's Everglades National Park, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

35 pilot whales moving in deeper water

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Pods of 35 pilot whales slowly swam Thursday into deeper water off Florida’s southwest coast, raising optimism that the strandings of whales on Everglades National Park beaches may soon […]

12/05/2013

After conducting a necropsy volunteers and staff from NOAA, FWC, MMC wash bloodied hands in the Gulf of Mexico on a dead pilot whale Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at Highland Beach in The Everglades of Florida. (AP Photo/Naples Daily News, Corey Perrine)

Workers try again to save whales in Everglades

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife workers are returning to Everglades National Park in Florida on Thursday to try leading 41 pilot whales out of dangerously shallow waters and back to the ocean where […]

12/05/2013

Tuesday, Dec. , 2013: pilot whales are stranded on a beach in a remote area of the western portion of Everglades National Park, Fla. (AP Photo/National Park Service)

10 whales dead, dozens stranded in Everglades

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials say 10 of the dozens of whales stranded in Florida’s Everglades National Park are now dead. Blair Mase, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, […]

12/04/2013

A computer displaying an electronic nautical chart aboard a ship. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Ahoy mateys! US to stop printing nautical charts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is going into uncharted waters, deep-sixing the giant paper nautical charts that it has been printing for mariners for more than 150 years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]

10/22/2013

This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Humberto off the coast of west Africa on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Quiet, not stormy, weather for US this year so far

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a couple of years of wild, deadly and costly weather, the United States is mostly getting a lucky break this year. So far. Summer is almost over, and as of Tuesday […]

09/10/2013

This image provided by NOAA, shows an octopus. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s ship Okeanos Explorer and its robotic sub  are providing live coverage of a expedition running until Aug. 16, 2013, off Nantucket, that is allowing other scientists and everyday people to follow along. Until now, the world of the deep sea floor has mostly been the province of scientists where a handful of researchers would huddle on a ship and watch the video from below, take notes, and two or three years later write a scientific paper.(AP Photo/NOAA)

A reality show with depth: Live ocean exploration

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Vicious fights! Stunning beauties! Surprises around every corner! Yes, it’s reality TV but with a lot more depth — as much as 10,000 feet. It’s live coverage of deep-sea exploration off […]

08/08/2013

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NOAA report card for 2012′s climate: More warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new massive federal study says the world in 2012 sweltered with continued signs of climate change. Rising sea levels, snow melt, heat buildup in the oceans, and melting Arctic sea ice […]

08/06/2013

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