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  • Fishery council asks NOAA for emergency action on monitors

    A key regulatory fishing council is asking the federal government for emergency action to suspend the at-sea monitoring program required of the New England groundfishing industry. The New England Fishery Management Council voted on Thursday to send the...
  • Bill would recognize 9-mile offshore limit for 3 Gulf states

    Since July 2013, Mississippi has claimed its state waters extend nine miles south into the Gulf of Mexico, but the federal government refuses to recognize the declaration. Mississippi's senior U.S. senator is trying to change the government's mind. The...
  • Oversight board wants emergency action on fishing monitors

    A fishing oversight committee plans to ask federal regulators to call for emergency action to suspend the at-sea monitoring program required of the New England groundfishing industry. Groundfishermen fish for important food species such as cod and...
  • NOAA Predicts Below Average Hurricane Season Due To El Niņo

    NOAA Predicts Below Average Hurricane Season Due To El Niño
    The Atlantic hurricane season will be below average, curbed by warm water in the Pacific due to El Niņo, researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday. During its annual forecast, NOAA said the Atlantic Ocean will...
  • Recreation and outdoors calendar

    Recreation and outdoors calendar
    3-D archery shoots Through Sept. 1: Tuesday shoots will be held from 5 p.m. to dark at Vingt Neuf Bowmen, Maryland State Game & Fish Protective Association, 8735 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall. Huk Big Fish Classic Monday, May 25: Early registration...
  • More global heat records

    More global heat records
    This global warming thing is starting to get scary. In its latest report, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says: - January through April was the warmest such period on record; - April 2014 through April 2015 was the warmest 12-month...
  • Editorial: On being ready for storms

    The six-month hurricane season officially began June 1, and forecasters are predicting a mild summer. That pronouncement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center is good news for those living on the coasts...
  • Forget April showers, this May was wettest in US records

    Feeling soggy? Last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States, according to federal meteorologists. On average 4.36 inches of rain and snow — mostly rain — fell over the Lower 48 in May, sloshing past October 2009 which...
  • Feds release plan for recovering Northwest fish species

    Federal authorities have released their final recovery plan for a fish species that teetered on the brink of extinction in the early 1990s in one of the Pacific Northwest's major rivers. The plan released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • RI coastal management agency awarded $1.35M federal grant

    Rhode Island's Coastal Resources Management Council has been awarded $1.35 million to support jobs and improve coastal water quality. The federal funding is provided through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Coastal...
  • Don't take hurricanes lightly

    Don't take hurricanes lightly
    June marks the start of the U.S. hurricane season, and scientists are predicting that the Atlantic will see fewer of the storms than usual between now and Nov. 30. That might well be the case — and welcome news if it is — but that's no...