NOAA

Man gets jail time for crime involving seals; was caught in his own video

A commercial fisherman in Maine pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor as it became evident the prosecution’s …

Crime

NOAA considers moving Miami Fisheries headquarters amid budget cuts

The federal agency that oversees hurricane research and manages fisheries along the nation’s southeast coast faces an overhaul and potential …

University of Miami

Unesco-Protected Reefs Could Be Destroyed by 2100

Vibrant coral reefs are more than pretty: They’re economic mainstays, massive ecosystems and world treasures. The United Nations’ cultural and …

Climate Change

Jellied sea creatures confound scientists, fishermen on U.S. Pacific Coast

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Drifting throngs of jelly-like, glowing organisms native to tropical seas far from shore have invaded Pacific coastal waters from Southern California to the Gulf of Alaska this year, baffling researchers and frustrating fishing crews.<p>Known as pyrosomes, they are tubular …

Oceans

Deep Sea Wonders

At Wake Island, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is exploring the deep into better understand what lies below the surface.<p>I am a …

Oceans

Europe Doesn't Need American Climate Scientists. It Needs American Climate Data - Bloomberg

President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, proposed budget cuts for research, and general anti-science sentiment has spooked climate …

Climate

How to Survive the Blockbuster Summer Travel Season

It’s shaping up to be a record-breaking year for summer travel.<p>Airlines for America, an industry trade group, is expecting about 234 million passengers to travel worldwide on United States airlines between June and the end of August, the highest number ever, and up 4 percent over last summer. …

John F. Kelly

NOAA: U.S. island coral reefs at risk for bleaching, death

Even though the longest global coral bleaching event on record is reportedly ending, Guam's reefs still are at risk of bleaching over the summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced.<p>As of June 19, NOAA declared the third-ever documented global coral bleaching event, which …

Oceans

Two rockfish species make a comeback as conservation limits pay off

After years of conservation efforts, populations of two long-lived species of West Coast rockfish have rebounded from overharvesting.

Oceans

Barack Obama: 'The Senate Bill Is Not a Health Care Bill'

<i>Welcome to This Week in Women's Health Care—the round-up for women who care about what's going on in Washington and around the country and how it</i> …

Lifestyle

Hordes of Gelatinous “Sea Pickles” Are Invading the West Coast

This past spring, hordes of bizarre sea creatures began swarming the coast of Oregon. They had bumpy, tubular bodies, gelatinous skin, and they …

Oceans

I Pulled 30 Years of Weather Data to Calculate the Perfect Wedding Date

I am insufferable.<p>Here's what happens when you get engaged: you experience roughly 24 hours of heady bliss, champagne, and congratulations. Then reality descends and you remember you now have to plan a wedding.<p>According to common sense, Pinterest, and Emily Post, the first step is to pick a date, …

Climate Change

Soon, Trump Will Have to Handle a Real Disaster

Extreme weather reveals presidential ineptitude, as we've seen.<p>As New Orleans learned 12 years ago, it is just about impossible to prepare for your own government's lack of preparedness. Hurricane season began on June 1, a couple weeks after President Trump finally nominated someone for the FEMA …

Hurricanes

IBM is trying to forecast the weather on every block, worldwide

Some people were puzzled when IBM bought The Weather Company — including weather.com and several meteorological data firms — in 2015. However, since then, the company known for its Watson AI platform has been finding new applications for the weather data it is vacuuming up on a daily basis.<p>Now …

Weather

A hotter planet might make hurricanes more destructive

Here's how.<p>In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew killed more than 550 people and caused $15 billion in property damages. The most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean and Southeastern United States in a decade, it whipped winds up to 160 miles per hour and pushed a 10-foot surge of seawater onto the …

Climate Change

Turtle nesting rebound in Cuba may be threatened by climate change

Turtle conservation efforts in Cuba may be winning the battle only to lose the war.<p>A new study published this month in the journal <i>Chelonia</i> found that …

Climate Change

Seismic Blasts Used to Find Oil Can Blow Massive Holes in Plankton Populations

"We were quite gobsmacked."<p>Using bursts of sound to explore the ocean floor for signs of oil deposits has been shown to kill microscopic plankton …

Oceans

If life’s a beach, Massachusetts has it good

With Summer here, we look at the Bay State’s many, many beaches.<p><b>60</b> — Massachusetts towns and cities with saltwater beaches<p><b>5 of the state’s most</b> …

Beaches

What happens once the seals have fully recovered?

The June 15 news article “Scientists find booming recovery for gray seals” quoted Peter Krogh, my co-founder and co-director of the Nantucket, Mass.-based Seal Abatement Coalition. Nantucket is arguably ground zero for human-seal interaction resulting from the gray seal recovery.<p>The article asked …

Opinion

Millions of mysterious 'sea pickles' swamp US west coast

Huge and unexplained bloom has fishers racing to save their nets, and scientists hurrying to study the rare animal<p>A rare, tiny marine creature known as the “unicorn of the sea” has swarmed in its millions on the west coast of America, ruining fishermen’s nets and baffling scientists who are …

Oceans

Deadly Heatwaves Could Threaten Nearly Three-Quarters of World's Inhabitants

As a United Nations agency calls attention to the "unusually early" heatwaves gripping parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the U.S., …

Climate Change

Canada’s West Coast has been overrun by glow-in-the-dark sea creatures — and nobody knows why

It was this spring that West Coast fishermen started to notice that something was amiss: They would pull up their nets only to be greeted with …

Oceans

Will storm barriers arrive in time to stop the next flood?

The warming Atlantic Ocean has raised the risk of another Hurricane Sandy. And still, trillions of dollars of real estate and infrastructure near the …

Weather

I worked on the EPA’s climate change website. Its removal is a declaration of war.

This spring, political officials at the Environmental Protection Agency removed the agency’s climate change website, one of the world’s top resources for information on the science and effects of climate change.<p>To me, a scientist who managed this website for more than five years, its removal …

Climate

Trump Official Wrong About Warming, Again

In an interview on CNBC, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said carbon dioxide is not “the primary control knob” for the Earth’s temperature and climate. …

Climate Change

Saving the whales

Biologist Roger Payne heard about the stranded porpoise one night in 1964, while listening to a local radio station as he worked in a lab at Tufts …

Oceans

Tropical Storm Cindy weakens slightly ahead of U.S. Gulf Coast landfall

(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Cindy churned slowly on Wednesday across the Gulf of Mexico toward an expected landing on the Texas-Louisiana border, after claiming the life of a vacationing child and threatening to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida.<p>The storm took the life of a 10-year-old boy …

Weather

Vox Sentences: And they’re Ossoff!

<i>Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen . Sign up for the</i> <i>Vox Sentences newsletter</i><i>, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the</i> <i>Vox Sentences archive</i> <i>for past editions.</i><p>Voters head to the polls in Georgia’s pivotal Sixth …

Jon Ossoff

Millions of glowing tropical sea creatures have started to appear in the Pacific Northwest

Millions of strange-looking glowing sea creatures called pyrosomes have started to "bloom" off the coast of the Pacific Northwest of the US and Canada, filling up fishing nets, clogging hooks and research gear, and befuddling scientists who have no idea why populations of the tube-like organisms …

Oceans

Elon Musk's Simple Message On Why Climate Change Is Real

Thermometers, Not Thermometer<p>Climate change is real, and according to a recent tweet from serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, all you need is a …

Climate Change