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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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  • 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...
  • SpaceX launch reset for better weather on Tuesday

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Frigid weather grips much of U.S. as report shows warmer-than-usual 2014

    As much of the United States, particularly in the East and the Great Lakes region, suffered through nasty winter weather Thursday, the latest meteorological data show that 2014, at least, ranked high on the warm record charts.  The weather caused deadly...
  • From the Boathouse: Whale watchers, report your sightings

    Ahoy! The beautiful weather is here, and I know all good boaters have made their New Year's resolutions. What kind of resolutions do boaters make? And do the resolutions last at least until spring thaw? Luckily Southern California's coastline doesn'...
  • Snow doesn't always fall from the sky

    Snow doesn't always fall from the sky
    Did you know that it snows – frequently – not all that far from South Florida? But it’s not the usual white flakes that fall from the sky. We’re talking about ocean snow, or the dead and decaying plants and animals that drift...
  • How hot was it? 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record, data show

    How hot was it? 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record, data show
    The average surface temperature on Earth was higher in 2014 than at any time since scientists began taking detailed measurements 135 years ago. The 1.4-degree Fahrenheit rise since 1880 confirms long-term warming patterns and renewed alarm about changes...
  • 2014 was warmest year on record, scientists say

    2014 was warmest year on record, scientists say
    For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday. Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that in 2014 the world had its hottest year in 135 years of...
  • 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....