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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....
  • SpaceX tries again to launch observatory, land rocket at sea

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Alaska's toasty temperatures in 2014 worry observers

    The biggest state in America, home to more ocean coastline than all others combined, has just set another record. This one, however, is nothing to cheer. For the first time in recorded history, temperatures in Anchorage did not drop below zero once in...
  • Plan to help Biscayne Bay may tighten boat rules

    Plan to help Biscayne Bay may tighten boat rules
    Biscayne Bay's popularity with boaters and fisherman has taken a toll on sensitive marine life, prompting authorities to consider tighter restrictions. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to develop a comprehensive conservation...
  • 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 “...
  • Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller

    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....
  • The Earth is starting to sweat

    The Earth is starting to sweat
    Whether humans are at fault or not, one thing is for sure: This planet is heating up at a distressing rate. Indeed, 2014 was the Earth’s warmest year on record, dating back to 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported....