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Arctic Sea Ice Hits Lowest Amount in Decades, Equivalent To The Combined Area Of Texas, California

Arctic Sea Ice (Photo : Reuters)<p>The arctic sea has reached its lowest ice maximum extent in 2014-2015, the National Snow & Ice Data Center revealed …

First Global Review of Arctic Marine Mammals Reveals Uncertain Future

Changing Planet<p>A young polar bear comes to shore during the summer in northern Alaska. (Photograph by Eric Regehr, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)<p><i>Despite Arctic marine mammals being icons of climate change, little is known about their populations across the Arctic. In a first ever global review of</i> …

The drop in oil prices has prevented a 'gold rush' scenario in the Arctic

The list of companies paring back their plans is long, and exploration in the Arctic Ocean north of Western Europe will decline by half in 2015 .<p>One company is Lundin Petroleum of Sweden, which cites the plunge in oil prices for its plans to drill no more than four exploratory wells in the Barents …

Russia to turn Space Station into orbiting tourist attraction

Russia is to open the hatches of the Space Station to paying tourists in three years’ time.<p>Russia hopes that paying tourists will make up for a drop …

Rain slows whipping hurricane winds

Heavy downpours put a damper on hurricanes, new research suggests.<p>Running simple hurricane simulations, researchers have demonstrated that descending …

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

Each week we find the most interesting and informative articles we can and along the way we uncover amazing and cool images. Here you'll discover 10 …

NASA and NOAA confirm 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded

NASA and NOAA researchers just released their climate numbers for 2014 and confirmed what Japanese scientists already announced: 2014 was the hottest …

The President’s Budget… What’s at Stake for the Ocean

Today, President Obama released his proposed federal budget for 2016, kicking off what will be a lengthy debate between the White House and Congress …

After thriving for millions of years, Hawaiian monk seals are nearly gone. Is NOAA doing enough to save them?

On a picture-perfect Sunday in November, in the vacation paradise of Kauai, a killer crept up on a monk seal pup, a 5-month-old female, and bashed her repeatedly over the head. The next day, people gasped in horror. A reward was offered. But the outrage couldn’t obscure a basic truth: this has been …

NOAA study shows oysters, mussels have low levels of disease, parasites

NOAA's first long-term report of the national distribution of parasites and disease in mussels and oysters, using data gathered between 1995 and …

What is a marsh organ?

The "marsh organ" is a simple instrument that helps scientists study sea-level rise.Continue reading →

Sea Level

Shark scientists share passion for the fish with a scary reputation

Sharks have been around for more than 400 million years — long before the dinosaurs — but we never get tired of them.<p>“They’re amazing and interesting to watch,” said Christian Martin, 8, of Rockville. “They come in different sizes, shapes and colors.”<p>It’s true. There are more than 450 types of …

NOAA Ordered To NOT Use Ocean Cycles Or Sunspot Data To Make Forecasts

The top picture is the present ‘el Nino’ which is mainly a warm spot offshore British Columbia. Note how the ocean is very cold around Antarctica. …

Latest news and features | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Watch For the Aurora Tonight, Even If You're In the South

If you're like me, you've spent years heeding forecasters telling you that the northern lights will <i>DEFINITELY</i> be visible tonight—and then seeing …

Warmer Pacific waters, other factors may be harming marine life

Record-high sea-surface temperatures in the Gulf of Alaska and die-offs of sea lions and seabirds on the West Coast are raising concerns about changing conditions in the Pacific.<p>A report released this week by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says a massive "warm blob" …

NOAA: Here's what Spring has in store for the US

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Climate Prediction Center just released its 2015 Spring Outlook.<p>The lower Missouri and Ohio River basins, as well as the New England seaboard have a greater than 50% chance of their rivers reaching moderate flood stage. And California is …

Weather

Tell Congress to restore marine mammal rescue funding

<b>June 2016 Update</b><i>: Despite earlier threats of lowering the amount, the Senate has restored the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance grant</i> …

First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s Surface

Scientists have observed an increase in carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface for the first time. The researchers, led by …

Climate Change

Tornadoes: The Science Behind the Destruction

Atmospheric scientists aim to improve their forecasts.<p>At least 29 people are dead after a string of tornadoes hit states in the Southern and Midwestern U.S. over the past few days. The National Weather Service predicts more severe weather on Tuesday.<p>How tornadoes form and how they die is not fully …

Deadly storms spawn more than 80 reports of tornadoes in Midwest

The scale of Sunday's deadly storms became clearer today: Six people dead in Illinois, hundreds of homes flattened and splintered, more than 80 tornadoes reported through the Midwest, 358 reports of damaging winds, 40 reports of large hail.<p>Since 1986, there have been 194 tornado warnings issued in …

Typhoon, Hurricane, Cyclone: What's the Difference?

Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon.<p>Typhoon Lan has left over nintey injured and three dead after making landfall in Shizouka, Japan in late October 2017.<p>If you've never lived in Asia, you might be wondering what it feels like to experience a typhoon. But if …

Blizzard of 2015 in Northeast

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

NOAA “Scheduled Weather” Map, Alarming Forecast

If the NOAA map below does not shock you, it should. Raytheon supplies weather modeling for NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) …