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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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  • SpaceX launch reset for better weather on Tuesday

    Looking for more promising weather, SpaceX skipped Monday to prepare its second launch attempt of the Falcon 9 rocket for Tuesday evening at 6:05 p.m. The rocket is to carry the DSCOVR satellite into space for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear

    For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades. They say the orca known as Lolita belongs to a small...
  • Temperatures continue to rise

    Temperatures continue to rise
    NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released separate reports showing that 2014 was the hottest year in the 135 years of record keeping. This finding was confirmed by the Japanese weather agency. It was a bad day for...
  • Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller

    A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday....
  • Skeptic disputes warmest year reports

    Skeptic disputes warmest year reports
    Many people still don't buy into global warming, despite mounting scientific evidence that it's for real. Among the loudest skeptics is Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot, who proclaims the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is “...
  • Illinois needs a clean energy future

    Illinois’ families are already feeling the effects of unchecked global warming. Extreme winter weather is just one example, and scientists warn that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe without bold action to cut carbon...
  • For the record

    State Supreme Court: In the Jan. 21 California section, an article about two new California Supreme Court justices included biographies and photos of the court's seven justices. The photos of longtime Justices Kathryn Mickle Werdegar and Carol A. Corrigan...
  • Climate models don't over-predict warming, study shows

    Climate models don't over-predict warming, study shows
    If you listen to climate change skeptics, Earth’s surface hasn’t warmed appreciably in the last 15 years, and any "record" set last year is just the result of the planet doing what the planet naturally does. It turns out they’re right,...
  • Past, future effects of oil argued in BP penalty trial

    Past, future effects of oil argued in BP penalty trial
    Environmental researchers and BP attorneys sparred Wednesday over the potential effects of the 2010 Gulf oil spill in a trial aimed at determining whether the oil giant should be made to pay some $13.7 billion in Clean Water Act penalties. A...
  • Sea lions wash ashore: 3rd straight year of record strandings

    Sea lions wash ashore: 3rd straight year of record strandings
    This year is shaping up to be a brutal one for the California sea lion -- the third straight year for record numbers of sea lion strandings in the state. Sick, abandoned pups have shown up in alarming numbers on beaches in January. "Their growth is...
  • Booster aiming for ocean barge in repeat of SpaceX test after Sunday observatory launch

    A space weather satellite is poised to blast off Sunday for a destination 1 million miles away, but it's the rocket's ocean landing that is stealing the spotlight. The SpaceX company will take a second stab at landing a booster on a platform floating off...