NOAA

Trump: Flood Protection for Me, None for Thee

Last summer, just weeks after being crowned the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump scored major political points by visiting …

Liberal View

Fish eat plastic in the ocean because it smells like food, scientists discover

The reason why fish eat plastic when it is dumped in the ocean has been discovered by scientists.<p>Tests on anchovies show that when plastic is mixed with salt water and begins to disintegrate it releases an odour which is similar to krill.<p>The enticing smell sets of foraging and feeding behaviour in …

Oceans

Hurricane forecasters watching three disturbances churning across Atlantic | Miami Herald

Right on cue, the Atlantic heated up with three disturbances threatening to become tropical cyclones.<p>The closest, about 900 miles east of the Lesser …

Weather

Our food system depends on the right information—how can we deliver?

For most of us, watching the weather forecast on TV is an ordinary, risk-free and occasionally entertaining activity. The weatherman even makes …

Agriculture

These are the crazy climate records from 2016 you haven’t heard much about

During August, ice-free areas of the Barents Sea (north of Norway and Russia) were up to 20°F (11°C) above average<p>By now, we’ve all heard that 2016 was the hottest year on record, and that heat-trapping greenhouse gases hit their highest concentration ever, surpassing 400 parts per million for the …

Global Warming

Trump to reverse Obama-era order aimed at planning for climate change

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday that the White House said would streamline the approval process for building infrastructure such as roads, bridges and offices by eliminating a planning step related to climate change and flood dangers.<p>The White House confirmed …

Elaine Chao

July ties record for warmest month on Earth, but I'm sure we have nothing to worry about

In a surprising finding, NASA released data Tuesday showing that July 2017 is tied for the warmest such month on record, statistically deadlocked with July 2016. This means that July was one of the warmest months the planet has seen in 137 years of record-keeping, comparable to July and August …

Global Warming

16 ocean creatures that live in total darkness

Snailfish<p>The tiny snailfish may be the cutest creature on this list. It has large eyes and a slender, gelatinous body that makes it look much like a …

Oceans

Why Every Adventurer Should Carry a Compass and Map

Whether it’s a day hike in the backcountry or a survive-the-apocalypse hideout in the woods, there are a few basic tools that every outdoorsman …

Maps

A spacey startup shoots for a comeback

A startup that wants to build a mobile data network to fuel the Internet of Things is trying to convince regulators to let it use crucial …

Business

Hawaiian Hotels Are Giving Away Free Eco-friendly Sunscreen to Save the Reefs

An estimated 7.6 million people visit Hawaii each year. And while we are sure most are responsible travelers, visitors to the beautiful island state …

Travel

This year may be one of the worst ever for Atlantic hurricanes

Batten down the hatches. The US Atlantic coastline may be facing its worst hurricane season since 2010, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Weather

State Of The Gyres

Our oceans and waterways cannot absorb the amount of plastic going into them. Here’s an update by Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore in BoatU.S. Magazine on the …

Oceans

Almanac: Plenty of Cold, Snow for This Winter for Northeast

Lewiston, Maine (AP) -- Northeasterners, keep your mittens, boots and show shovel handy.<p>The Farmer's Almanac that goes on sale this week predicts a …

Weather

Seafood for Thought

Covering 70 percent of Earth’s surface, the world’s oceans are vast and deep. So vast, in fact, that nearly every coastal country has the potential …

Oceans

Hurricane Season Is About to Get Stronger After Years of Calmer Waters

Originally published by TIME<p>Forecasters warned Thursday that the eastern United States will likely experience a stronger than normal hurricane season …

Weather

See Something? Say Something to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

UCS Science Protection Project provides legal aid to scientists under threat<p>Scientists’ role in the federal government is profound—whether through …

Climate

Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering Sea

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Over the weekend they got lucky.<p>A research vessel in the Bering Sea photographed two of the animals Sunday and obtained a biopsy sample from one, …

Oceans

Humpback Whale Impaled On Bow Of Cruise Ship

A humpback whale was found dead on the bow of a cruise ship Wednesday as it arrived in Ketchikan, Alaska. What appeared to be a juvenile humpback was …

World News

2016 Record Warm Surface Temperatures: The Party's Over!

As expected, and thanks to the big 2015-6 El Niño, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that 2016 is the warmest …

Global Warming

It's Official: 2016 ... Planet's Hottest Year on Record

2016 broke several climatic records, a sweeping report issued Thursday from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration INOAA) confirms.<p>More …

Climate Change

Endangered species petition for bluefin tuna rejected

SAN DIEGO — Federal fisheries managers rejected a petition to list Pacific bluefin tuna as endangered this week, concluding that the species is …

Oceans

Does Maine really have more shoreline than California?

It does. Here's why.

Boston

Gale the whale released off coast of Clearwater

CLEARWATER — The Coast Guard helped SeaWorld and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration release a pilot whale Tuesday.

Coast Guard

UMaine to receive more than $220K from NOAA to study tuna | Miami Herald

The University of Maine is slated to receive more than $220,000 from the federal government to support research of Atlantic bluefin tuna.<p>Republican …

Oceans

NYT’s climate-change ‘scoop’ was actually 7 months old

The New York Times was forced on Wednesday to run an embarrassing correction to its front-page story on a US government report on global warming, …

News Industry

New Orleans official finds a way to politicize flooding caused by broken water pumps

A New Orleans official said “climate change” caused recent flooding in the city, even though broken water pumps were really to blame.<p>New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board Director Cedric Grant made the comment Sunday after more than nine inches of rain fell across the city over the course of just …

Conservative View

Curious young whale, late for migration, continues north

A 15- to 17-foot young gray whale spotted first in a Carlsbad lagoon and then in the harbor at Dana Point this week appears to be a straggler left …

San Diego

This Hurricane Season May Generate as Many as 19 Atlantic Storms

The Atlantic hurricane season will probably end with an above-average 14 to 19 named storms that can rattle energy and agriculture markets now that …

Weather

Emergency Weather Radio w/ hand crank to power your phone $11 (Reg. $17), more

Ecurfutek (100% positive feedback from shoppers) via Amazon is offering its AM/FM/NOAA Emergency Weather Radio for $16.99, but if you checkout with code <b>FNL93AGV</b> the price drops to <b>$11.89 Prime shipped</b>. That’s more than $5 off the regular price, $3 less than our previous mention and the lowest we’ve …

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