National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

This photo provided by the NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program shows an anemone living on top of a musket that lies across other muskets at the site of a shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico about 170 miles from Galveston, Texas. Officials with Texas A&M University at Galveston and Texas State University say the recovery expedition of the two-masted ship concluded Wednesday, July 24, 2013. It may have sunk in the Gulf of Mexico 200 years ago. (AP Photo/NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program)

Team examining Gulf shipwreck finds 2 other wrecks

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 […]

07/25/2013

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Hurricane season-furloughs

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 […]

05/31/2013

National Hurricane Preparedness Week (NOAA Photo)

Hurricane center: Beware of the storm surge

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 […]

05/25/2013

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA predicts another busy hurricane season

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 […]

05/23/2013

Sea lion swims in the coast off California (AP Photo)

Starving sea lion pups fill Calif. rescue centers

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.

04/17/2013

(AP Photo)

2 years after Japan tsunami, debris spreads in US

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.

03/09/2013

Sand dunes on northern edge of Sahara desert.

Dust from Africa affects snowfall in California

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.

02/28/2013

National Geographic video still.

Gelatinous sea creatures wash up in Washington

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.

02/22/2013

National Weather Service

Blizzard expert to run National Weather Service

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government Thursday selected an expert in winter storms to be the next director of the National Weather Service, just as a massive blizzard threatens New England.

02/07/2013

(AP Photo)

US roasts to hottest year on record by landslide

WASHINGTON (AP) — America set an off-the-charts heat record in 2012. A brutal combination of a widespread drought and a mostly absent winter pushed the average annual U.S. temperature last year up.

01/08/2013

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Ship traffic off Calif re-routed to protect whales

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ship traffic off the California coast will be re-routed to protect endangered whales from ship strikes.

12/27/2012

70-foot-long dock with Japanese lettering that washed ashore on Agate Beach, Newport, Oregon in June 2012. (AP Photo)

Officials checking dock ashore in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — A dock that apparently was ripped away from Japanese waters by a tsunami and drifted for more than a year-and-a-half across 5,000 miles of the Pacific washed ashore on one of the most remote beaches on the U.S. west coast.

12/20/2012

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