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Lost sea creatures wash up in California as melting ice caps ‘open door’ for mass northern migration, scientists believe

The Pacific Ocean off the California coast is mixed up, and so are many of the animals that live there.The violet, thumbnail-size snails washing up here in Horseshoe Cove have never been seen this far north.By-the-wind sailors, a tiny relative of warm-water jellyfish, sprinkle the tideline by the dozen.And in the tide pools along the cove’s rocky arms, as harbour seals about to pup look languidly on, a slow-motion battle is underway between native Giant Green and Starburst anemones, a species co...
Tags: Science, California, Mexico, San Francisco, Nike, Noaa, Santa Barbara County, El Nino, Channel Islands, Orange County, Berkeley, Sonoma, Pacific, Golden Gate Bridge, Alfred Hitchcock, Pacific Ocean


Report Finds ‘Pervasive’ Sex Harassment At Company Run By Trump Nominee For NOAA

Former AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers was already under fire for conflicts of interest linked to NOAA position.
Tags: News, Noaa, Trump Nominee, Barry Myers


NOAA: Bryde’s whales in Gulf of Mexico are endangered

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal scientists say a tiny group of whales in the Gulf of Mexico is endangered , with threats including oil and gas exploration and development. The Bryde’s (BROO-duhs) whales are the only filter-feeding whales living year-round in the Gulf. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries biologist said Friday there are […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, New Orleans, Noaa, Gulf of Mexico, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Bryde


NOAA Supports Indigenous Tribe's Whale Hunt Request. Some Environmentalists Don't

The Makah tribe has a long-running tradition of whaling for cultural and spiritual reasons, and wants to resume whale hunting off the coast of Washington state.
Tags: News, Washington, Noaa, Makah


The Bering Sea Should Be Frozen Right Now. It Isn't.

Humans are living through a dramatic transformation of the planet's surface due to climate change, with the most obvious sign being the rapid decline in Arctic sea ice. And now, imaging has revealed perhaps a new chapter in that decline: The Bering Sea, which under normal circumstances should remain frozen-over until May, is almost entirely free of sea ice in early April.Part of what makes this event so stunning, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) pointed out in a ...
Tags: Science, California, Russia, Earth, Alaska, Arctic, Noaa, Arctic sea ice, Arctic sea, Bering Sea, International Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Arctic sea ice And, Arctic Sea Ice Antarctica


7 American cities that could disappear by 2100

Rising sea levels threaten to submerge entire cities by 2100.  The cities most vulnerable to flooding in the US are low-lying coastal areas. If the worst projections of sea-level rise wind up being correct, cities like Miami and New Orleans could find themselves underwater.  No city is immune to the effects of a warming world, but a few are more vulnerable than the rest. As sea levels continue to rise, low-lying coastal cities can expect more devastating floods that ruin buildings, destroy in...
Tags: US, Trends, Nasa, Union of Concerned Scientists, New Orleans, Noaa, Miami, Houston, Goodell, Miami Florida, Miami Beach, Broward, New Orleans Louisiana, Miami Dade, Nature Climate Change, Jeff Goodell


Satellite photos show how pitiful ice cover is in the Arctic right now

Happy early spring. This is the time of year that Arctic sea ice reaches its greatest size, freezing over the vast northern ocean. But in 2019, this ice cover — called the maximum ice extent — is meager, particularly in the usually ice-clad Bering Sea.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a comparison of Bering and Chukchi sea ice in 2014 (a normal year) versus the maximum sea ice extent this year. As you can see, where there is supposed to be ice, there is a grea...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Arctic, Noaa, Norway, Arctic sea, Bering Sea, Jordan Peele, Chukchi, Bering, Brian Brettschneider, Deadhorse AK, Rick Thoman, Zack Labe, Lars Kaleschke, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment


Satellite finds Tropical Cyclone Joaninha slammed by wind shear

One day makes a big difference when you're a tropical cyclone. On March 28, Tropical Cyclone Joaninha still maintained an eye, and on March 29, once outside winds ramped up, the storm weakened quickly. NOAA's NOAA-20 satellite provided an image of the storm that showed a large area of thunderstorms were pushed away from the center.
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California Dungeness crab industry to stop fishing 3 months early in legal settlement to slow whale, turtle entanglements

In what could become a global model to protect whales and sea turtles from becoming entangled in fishing gear, three groups on Tuesday, March 26, announced a settlement agreement that will close California Dungeness crab fishing for the season on April 15, three months earlier than usual. The agreement is the result of a nearly two-year litigation effort by the Phoenix-based Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental nonprofit that in 2017 sued the California Department of Fish and Wildli...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Fishing, Noaa, Whales, Southern California, Trump, Northern California, Phoenix, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Center for Biological Diversity, National Marine Fisheries Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife


National Weather Service claims 2019 flooding could cause record-breaking damage

The historic flooding that has been devastating the Midwest may be just the beginning of an ongoing trend. Last week, the National Weather Service released the flood predictions for 2019, and it does not look good. Toward the end of spring, the flooding could spread to over two-thirds of the United States, causing more record-breaking damage. The vast majority of rivers and lakes in the Midwest are at elevated levels, increasing the likelihood of flooding over the next few months. This includes...
Tags: National Weather Service, Design, United States, Fema, Noaa, Nebraska, Midwest, Mississippi River, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Tennessee River, Ohio River, Red River, Missouri River, Cumberland River, Ed Clark


Day and Night Are Perfectly Balanced in Spring Equinox Photo Snapped from Space

Earth just got another dazzling glamour shot, thanks to a satellite that snapped its photo on the March 20 spring equinox. This photo shows half of the planet illuminated in light, and the other steeped in darkness, just like a black-and-white cookie.This beautiful symmetry is no surprise for anyone who knows anything about the equinox. In Latin, equinox means "equal night." Twice a year, in March and September, the equinox happens when the amount of daylight and darkness are nearly equal at all...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Noaa, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Goddard Space Flight Center, Alex Young, Heliophysics Science Division


For just the fourth time, a tropical cyclone forms in the Southern Atlantic (ars technica)

Enlarge / NOAA satellite image of Tropical Storm Iba off the Brazil coast on Monday morning. (credit: Tropical Tidbits) Only three tropical cyclones are known to have formed in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, the most recent of which was Tropical Storm Anita in 2010. On Sunday, Brazilian meteorologists began tracking a new tropical storm, Iba, that has formed off the country's southeast coast. According to the Brazilian Navy Hydrographic Center, the storm formed maximum winds of 40mph and a centr...
Tags: News, Brazil, Noaa, Atlantic Ocean, Eric Berger, Iba, Southern Atlantic, Southern Atlantic Ocean, Navy Hydrographic Center, Caravelas, Vitoria Read


Government Warns Of Historic, Widespread Flooding “Through May” – Food Prices To Skyr

I thought this was an interesting article although I'm told this writer is kind of a doomsday kind of guy. It gives perspective on the massive flooding in the midwest. Government Warns Of Historic, Widespread Flooding “Through May” We have never seen catastrophic flooding like this, and the NOAA is now telling us that there will be more major flooding for at least two more months. On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned that “historic, widespread flooding” wou...
Tags: America, Iowa, Farmers, Noaa, Nebraska, Weapon, Illinois, Manmade and Natural Disasters, Midwest, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, U S Department of Agriculture, Tuscaloosa Alabama, Great Plains, Missouri River, Michael Snyder, Ed Clark


Wow: U.S. gov't warns there's a spring flood risk for two-thirds of the Lower 48

In Nebraska and Iowa there's a brown sea where there should be homes, roads, gas stations, and open country. Historic floods have deluged vast swaths of the Midwest -- even flooding a third of the U.S. Air Force base that houses the nation's critical U.S. Strategic Command. But the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the floods aren't nearly over. The agency's 2019 Spring Outlook found that nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states are at risk for flooding in...
Tags: Science, Earth, Missouri, Iowa, Noaa, Nebraska, Kansas City, Midwest, U S Air Force, State Patrol, Great Plains, Missouri River, Nebraska City, Nebraska Minnesota, Ed Clark, National Water Center


Wow: U.S. gov't warns there's a spring flood risk for two-thirds of the Lower 48

In Nebraska and Iowa there's a brown sea where there should be homes, roads, gas stations, and open country.  Historic floods have deluged vast swaths of the Midwest — even flooding a third of the U.S. Air Force base that houses the nation's critical U.S. Strategic Command. But the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the floods aren't nearly over. The agency's 2019 Spring Outlook found that nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states are at risk for floodin...
Tags: Science, Earth, Missouri, Iowa, Noaa, Nebraska, Kansas City, Midwest, U S Air Force, State Patrol, Great Plains, Missouri River, Nebraska City, Nebraska Minnesota, Ed Clark, National Water Center


Historic, widespread flooding will continue through May, NOAA says

The spring flood outlook is not good news for those already devastated by flooding in the Midwest and down the Mississippi River.
Tags: Cnn, Noaa, Midwest


NOAA Retires Hurricane Names Florence and Michael After Deadly 2018 Storms

(MIAMI) — The names of two hurricanes that caused widespread devastation from Florida to Virginia last year have been retired. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says Florence and Michael will be replaced with Francine and Milton. The new names will first appear during the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season. Names are retired when hurricanes are…
Tags: Weather, Florida, News, Virginia, Uncategorized, Atlantic, Noaa, Miami, Florence, Michael, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Milton, Francine, Onetime


Geoengineering might not be so ludicrous an idea — if we gave Earth the right dose

Solar geoengineering is widely viewed as risky business.  The somewhat sci-fi concept — to use blimps, planes, or other means to load Earth's atmosphere with particles or droplets that reflect sunlight and cool the planet — has crept into the mainstream conversation as a means of reversing relentless climate change, should our efforts to slash carbon emissions fail or sputter. But geoengineering schemes come with a slew of hazards. A number of studies have cited the ill consequences of mess...
Tags: UK, Science, Earth, Harvard University, Antarctica, Noaa, John, UC Berkeley, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Keith, Irvine, Proctor, Kerry Emanuel, Robert Rohde, Nature Climate Change, David Keith


Geoengineering might not be as ludicrous if we gave Earth the right dose

Solar geoengineering is widely viewed as risky business.  The somewhat sci-fi concept — to use blimps, planes, or other means to load Earth's atmosphere with particles or droplets that reflect sunlight and cool the planet — has crept into the mainstream conversation as a means of reversing relentless climate change, should our efforts to slash carbon emissions fail or sputter. But geoengineering schemes come with a slew of hazards. A number of studies have cited the ill consequences of mess...
Tags: UK, Science, Earth, Harvard University, Antarctica, Noaa, John, UC Berkeley, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Keith, Irvine, Proctor, Kerry Emanuel, Robert Rohde, Nature Climate Change, David Keith


See footage of a rare breed of killer whale

After over a decade of searching, a team of NOAA marine ecologists spotted a group of Type D killer whales off the southern tip of South America.
Tags: News, Stories, Noaa


Hawaii infrastructure gets low marks, Kaneshiro takes paid leave amid federal probe, House passes pot decriminalization, entangled whale freed off Maui, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Walking along Diamond Head Road ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii’s infrastructure gets D+ in yearly report from engineers society. Most of the Aloha State’s infrastructure systems are in poor to fair condition. The report card recommends the state Legislature increase the state gas tax and support “innovative funding mechanisms” to pay for a backlog of repairs. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii's infrastructure received its first report card today and more than half of grades were below passing. The 201...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, House Of Representatives, Noaa, Humane Society, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Tj Maxx, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu


Cloud Covered: What was new with Google Cloud in February

February is a time for chocolate and candy hearts, but you know what's really sweet? Less email spam and apps that work faster. Those are just two of our updates from Google Cloud last month. Read on for what was new and popular last month on the Google Cloud blog.Gmail: now with even less spam.Gmail already blocks 99.9 percent of spam email for users, and a new application of our machine learning framework TensorFlow is now helping to block 100 million more spam messages every day. TensorFlow d...
Tags: Google, Noaa, Google Cloud, Google Cloud Platform GCP, BigQuery Machine Learning


Feds could restrict Pacific Ocean fishing over endangered orcas, NOAA letter says

Changes to 2019 fisheries are not expected. But future restrictions could include season closures.
Tags: Business, News, Environment, Noaa, Local News, Pacific Ocean


Water pollution inspires the Lake Erie Bill of Rights to improve water quality

Residents of Toledo are fighting back against water pollution in Lake Erie. Residents in the Ohio town voted on a Lake Erie Bill of Rights to help protect the lake from human waste, a move that has been criticized by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). The piece of legislation, dubbed LEBOR, basically gives the lake the same rights as humans. If the measure stands up in court, residents will be able to sue individuals and businesses on behalf of the lake. Citizens in Toledo hope this will c...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, United States, Pollution, Noaa, Ohio, Lake Erie, Water Pollution, Water Quality, Citizens, Toledo, Water Issues, Lucas County, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Joe Cornely


At least 10 dead as storms, possible tornadoes hit Deep South

NOAA said at least 19 tornadoes were reported across Alabama and Georgia on Sunday.
Tags: News, Alabama, Georgia, Noaa, Deep South


Climate change kills off clouds over the ocean in new simulation

We all know climate change is affecting weather systems and ecosystems around the world, but exactly how and in what way is still a topic of intense study. New simulations made possible by higher-powered computers suggest that cloud cover over oceans may die off altogether once a certain level of CO2 has been reached, accelerating warming and contributing to a vicious cycle. A paper published in Nature details the new, far more detailed simulation of cloud formation and the effects of solar radi...
Tags: Cloud, Weather, Science, Climate Change, Climate, US, Tech, Global Warming, Earth, Noaa, Gpu, GreenTech, Simulations, Quanta, California Institute of Technology


Necropsies will determine why surge of dolphins are washing up on local beaches

A dolphin is rescued by Pacific Marine Mammal Center. (Photo courtesy of PMMC) A dolphin is placed on a rescue truck by staff from Pacific Marine Mammal Center. (Courtesy of PMMC) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds A dolphin is rescued by Pacific Marine Mammal Center staff at Fisherman’s Cove in Laguna Beach. (Courtesy of PMMC) Show Caption of Expand LAGUNA BEACH — For more than two weeks, rescue teams from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center have respond...
Tags: News, Animals, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Noaa, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Sausalito, San Luis Obispo, Huntington Beach, Marin County, Laguna, Laguna Beach, Corona, Newport Beach, Hermosa Beach


NOAA Researcher's Ashes Were Dropped Into the Eye Of Hurricane Michael

NOAA researcher Michael Black pioneered the use of dropwindsondes — small measuring devices dropped into hurricanes to gather data. That data has dramatically improved hurricane forecasting.(Image credit: Courtesy NOAA)
Tags: News, Noaa, Michael Black


Ashes Of Pioneering Meteorologist Were Scattered Into Hurricane Michael

NOAA meteorologist Michael Black pioneered research that greatly improved hurricane forecasts. After he died last year, he received a rare distinction: his ashes were dropped into Hurricane Michael.
Tags: News, Noaa, Michael Black


A Brilliant Daytime Meteor Exploded Over Cuba This Month. Here's Where It Came From

Astronomers just got the goods on the meteor that flared up over Cuba earlier this month.The daytime sky show dazzled thousands of people across western Cuba on Feb. 1. Many of those folks captured footage of the meteor or the trail of debris it left behind when it burned up, permitting the reconstruction of the space rock's path."We were very lucky that at least three relatively reliable videos, including one with an incredible quality, could be available on the internet in such a short tim...
Tags: Google, Science, Nasa, Earth, Colombia, Noaa, Cuba, Gulf of Mexico, Tate, Caribbean Sea, Mike Wall, Chelyabinsk, University of Antioquia, Jorge Zuluaga, Institute of Physics IoP, Zuluaga