National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Seattle (AP) — Killer whales that spend their summers in Puget Sound are a distinct population group and will remain protected under the Endangered Species Act, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday. NOAA’s […]
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Marine archaeologists examining a well-preserved shipwreck nearly a mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico made a thrilling discovery this week — two nearby vessels that were likely sailing with their […]
MIAMI (AP) – Furloughs required by the federal budget cuts known as the sequester are among the concerns worrying state and federal officials as hurricane season begins. South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Friday […]
MIAMI (AP) — During a hurricane, storm surge is one of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don’t understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way. So […]
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal forecasters are predicting yet another busy hurricane season. Thursday’s outlook calls for 13 to 20 named storms, 7 to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and 3 to 6 that […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Starving sea lion pups are washing up on Southern California beaches at a rate more than five times higher than usual, and scientists are scrambling to figure out why, officials said Wednesday.
UNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two years ago, the yellow buoy was hanging as part of a restaurant sign in the coastal community of Minamisanriku in northern Japan when an earthquake triggered a tsunami and washed it — and so much more — out to sea.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the driest spots on Earth — the Sahara desert — is increasingly responsible for snow and rain half a world away in the western U.S., a new study released Thursday found.
SEATTLE (AP) — The same gelatinous sea creatures that clogged the intake at California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant last spring have shown up this winter on the Washington coast, marine life experts say.