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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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  • SpaceX launches satellite from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX launches satellite from Cape Canaveral
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Wednesday into a clear sky colored by a setting sun, sending a satellite into space to monitor solar storms that can wreak havoc on Earth's power and communication systems. The 6:03 p.m....
  • No vote to protect deep-sea corals off Va and Mid-Atlantic

    The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council failed to take action Wednesday on a measure to protect deep-sea coral canyon ecosystems off the Atlantic coast from human activity, including Norfolk Canyon off Virginia. Council members meeting in Raleigh, N....
  • Correction: Deep Space Observatory story

    In a story Feb. 11 about the launch of a space observatory, The Associated Press reported erroneously where the booster rocket landed in the ocean. SpaceX chief Elon Musk said via Twitter that the rocket landed within 10 meters of the target, not 10...
  • Dangerously high wind scraps SpaceX observatory launch, rocket landing test at sea

    Dangerously high winds kept a deep-space observatory grounded Tuesday and put off a radically new landing test of the booster rocket. SpaceX called off its sunset launch with just 12 minutes remaining in the countdown because of gusts of 115 mph...
  • California sea lion crisis: Warmer seas may be to blame

    California sea lion crisis: Warmer seas may be to blame
    Nearly 1,000 abandoned California sea lions have washed ashore this year in what rehabilitation centers say is a growing crisis for the animals. Emaciated and dehydrated sea lions, mostly pups about 8 months old, have been admitted in record numbers...
  • Winter weather both toasty and cold; a tale of 2 nations

    It may be hard to believe for a country that's shivering from Maine to Miami, but 2015 has gotten off to a rather toasty start. Last month was the second warmest January on record globally, behind 2007, with temperatures 1.4 degrees above the average for...
  • More sick sea lion pups washing up on California beaches

    Four times more sick and dying sea lion pups have gotten stranded on California beaches this year, and experts say unusually warm ocean water along the West Coast is to blame. Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said...
  • BP cherry-picks study to dodge blame for massive deaths of gulf dolphins

    BP cherry-picks study to dodge blame for massive deaths of gulf dolphins
    In the years since its Deepwater Horizon oil spill befouled huge stretches of the Gulf of Mexico, oil giant BP has honed its skill at cherry-picking scientific studies to duck responsibility for the spill's environmental impacts. Its latest effort...
  • Maps provide another view of South Florida history

    Maps provide another view of South Florida history
    In 1854, six years before the Civil War, the U.S. government first mapped the South Florida coastline, primarily to mark the depth of shoreline waters and prevent ships from breaking up on rocks. The map didn't show much other than obscure landmarks...
  • Scientists go high and low for data on drought-fighting 'sky rivers'

     Scientists go high and low for data on drought-fighting 'sky rivers'
    Finally, it had arrived: the long band of atmospheric water vapor from the tropics that scientists were eager to examine from every conceivable angle. "This is the big blockbuster event," Cmdr. Mark Sweeney said shortly before he guided a federal...
  • SpaceX tries again to launch observatory, land rocket at sea

    SpaceX is taking another stab Tuesday at launching an observatory into deep space and landing the rocket booster that carries it up. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket was set to blast off at sunset, with the ground-breaking ocean landing of the leftover...