Earth's Ozone Hole Shrinks To Its Smallest Since 1988: NASA

NASA has stated that the ozone hole reached its smallest size this year since 1988. The observation was made by the space agency and NOAA with the help of ground-based, sky, and space equipment.

Earth/Environment November 4, 2017

Earth Is Heating Up: NOAA Says 2016 Hottest Year On Record For Planet

The NOAA international report showed that 2016 is the hottest year over the past decades. Learn what other climate threats have been observed for 2016.

Earth/Environment August 11, 2017

NOAA Suspends Whale Rescue Efforts After Rescuer's Death

The NOAA has announced their suspension of whale disentanglement efforts as a result of the accidental death of a veteran rescuer. The decision was made to review their current emergency response protocols.

Animals July 14, 2017

Mysterious Light Flashes Caught By NASA Camera 1 Million Miles Away From Earth

What could be causing the mysterious flashes of light captured by the EPIC camera of the DSCOVR satellite? Here's a quick clue that scientists used: ice crystals up in the atmosphere.

Space May 16, 2017

NOAA Investigates Unusual Humpback Whale Die Off In The East Coast

The NOAA is declaring last year’s unusually high humpback whale die off as an ‘unusual mortality event.’ The declaration is prompting immediate action and expert investigation.

Animals April 28, 2017

NASA Scientists Probe Devastating Peru Rainfall That Caused Worst Flooding In Decades

Nonstop, high-volume rainfall left Peru submerged. Flash floods and mudslides had many people either lost, dead, or displaced. What could have caused such a deadly disaster?

Earth/Environment March 24, 2017

Atmospheric CO2 Hits Record Levels While UK Emissions Drop: Carbon Tax Lesson 101

Atmospheric carbon dioxide hits an all-time high while the United Kingdom is experiencing its record low of their CO2 emission. The drop, according to a think tank, is attributed mainly to the carbon tax which the government is vigorously implementing.

Earth/Environment March 15, 2017

How Trump’s Planned Cuts To Climate Science Agency Budget Can Put Your Life At Risk

A leaked White House memo reveals planned NOAA budget cuts, feared to put climate change research - and lives - at risk. Just how exactly will these U.S. environmental budget cuts affect weather satellites and related initiatives?

Earth/Environment March 5, 2017

NOAA Spots UFO-Looking Jellyfish, Other Astounding Life Forms In Latest Sea Dive

A cosmic jellyfish, Venus flytrap anemone, and a range of mollusks are among the curious finds of the NOAA in its latest sea dives. The expedition in the American Samoa, a remote region of the Pacific.

Animals March 3, 2017

NOAA May Have Manipulated Climate Change Data Ahead Of Paris Conference

Scientist John Bates claims NOAA has manipulated the 2015 climatic change data to satisfy political agenda before the Paris Conference. The report is believed to have hidden the fact that global warming paused in the period since 1998.

Earth/Environment February 6, 2017

Forget About Global Warming Pause: Oceans Are Steadily Warming, Scientists Warn

A new study that revisits NOAA dataset of global temperatures shows that a climate change hiatus hasn't really happened: the oceans have been warming steadily without a pronounced slowdown.

Earth/Environment January 5, 2017

Beached Whale Carcass Forces Shoreline Closure In Maui

A dead humpback whale was washed ashore at a nature reserve in Maui, Hawaii. Authorities have closed access to the shoreline and placed warning signs about possible sharks in the waters.

Animals January 1, 2017

What A Trump Presidency Means For Space Exploration And Earth Science

How will Donald J. Trump's election as the 45th President of the United States affect NASA's ongoing space projects? Trump's space advisor explains in an op-ed the administration's proposed policies.

Space November 10, 2016

Researchers Explore Wreckage Of World War II Aircraft Carrier Off California Coast

A team of scientists is looking to explore the wreckage of the USS Independence in the San Francisco coast. The former aircraft carrier was used as a target vessel for atomic bomb testing in the Pacific during the 1940s.

August 23, 2016

Climate Scientists Say 2015 Set Record Highs For Global Heat, Sea Level

The NOAA has released its State of the Climate report, which combines the observations of 450 scientists on various climate factors. The document shows the record highs set for global temperatures, sea level and greenhouse gases in 2015.

Earth/Environment August 4, 2016

Drone Technology Helps NOAA Scientists Study Whales Off Hawaii

Gathering data on whales and dolphins is often difficult because scientists have to be careful not to disturb the marine animals' behavior. Can the use of drone technology improve research?

Animals July 31, 2016

NASA Captures Moon Photobombing Earth In New Photos

New photos show the moon photobombing planet Earth as it rotates. The images were captured by the NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera onboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite.

Space July 14, 2016

Global Coral Bleaching Event Continues For Third Straight Year

NOAA scientists warn that the ongoing global coral bleaching episode could continue all through 2016 and even into the following year. Current forecasts show that the event is not showing any signs of letting up any time soon.

Earth/Environment June 21, 2016

Dead Zone In Gulf Of Mexico As Large As Connecticut?

A dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico could be as large as the state of Connecticut, researchers predict. What do we know about this marine zone of death?

Earth/Environment June 11, 2016

NOAA Live Video Streams Reveal Secrets Of Mariana Trench

A livestream of the NOAA's Mariana Trench exploration reveals never-before-seen happenings in the deep ocean from April 20 to July 10. The new species hydromedusa jellyfish is just one of so many fascinating finds.

Earth/Environment May 7, 2016

Discovery of New Jellyfish Species In Mariana Trench Proves There Is Much To Know About The World’s Oceans

NOAA researchers have found a new species of deep-sea jellyfish during an expedition to the Marian Trench. Its discovery helps prove the idea that there more things people don't know about the Earth's oceans.

Animals May 3, 2016

Darkness Falls In Antarctica: Researchers See Last Sunset In Southern Continent For Next Six Months

The night has arrived in Antarctica and will stay there for the next six months. Researchers at the South Pole Observatory share their view of their only sunset for the year.

Animals March 22, 2016

Hello, Casper: Friendly Ghost-like Octopus Discovered More Than 13,100 Feet Under The Sea [Video]

NOAA ship mission in the Hawaiian archipelago has discovered a ghost octopus, a new species that may be the deepest-dwelling of its kind. The pale and unusual species among octopods might as well belong to an entirely new genus, too.

Animals March 6, 2016

Species Groups React To Climate Change In Patterns: NOAA

Researchers have found that marine fishery species react similarly to changes in their environment. Their findings show yet again that climate change affects distribution in the ocean, which can have an economic impact.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2016

Getting Hotter And Hotter: January 2016 Is Hottest Month On Record

NASA and the NOAA have announced that January 2016 was the hottest month ever to be recorded. Average temperatures last month reached 2.03 degrees Fahrenheit beyond normal levels, which is the biggest margin for any month on record.

Earth/Environment February 20, 2016

NOAA And NASA Teaming Up To Study Strongest El Niño

NOAA and NASA joined forces to conduct a research on the ongoing El Niño phenomenon. The weather system brewing in the Pacific caused a dry and wet winter in most of U.S. West Coast.

Earth/Environment February 6, 2016

NASA: 2015 Was Earth's Warmest Year On Record But 2016 Might Even Be Hotter

NASA researchers discovered that the global average temperatures set in 2015 were 0.23 degrees Fahrenheit higher compared to those set in 2014. This was the first time such as a large increase in record temperatures was detected since 1998.

Earth/Environment January 21, 2016

Experts Discover Wrecks Of Two 19th Century American Whaling Ships, Thanks To Climate Change

Archaeologists from NOAA have discovered the remains of two American whaling vessels that sank in the Arctic long the Alaskan coast during the 19th century. The ships were believed to have been stranded because of high levels of ice formations in the area.

Earth/Environment January 11, 2016

Arctic Air Temperature Hits Record High: What It's Been Like Since 2007

The annual NOAA-commissioned, peer-reviewed Arctic Report Card warned about rising air temperatures in the Arctic region. How did the region reach this point since 2007?

Earth/Environment December 16, 2015

Arctic Region Warming Faster Than Other Parts Of The Planet, Report Says (Video)

Warming temperatures in the Arctic are having a profound effect on the region and on its wildlife, researchers say. Temperatures are rising there twice as fast as anywhere in the world, they report.

Earth/Environment December 15, 2015

Watch NASA's Colorful Simulation Of Space Weather All The Way Out To Pluto

NASA has released a visualization that depicts how space weather occurs in the Pluto system. Data used to create the computer rendering was collected through the use of a scientific model known as Enlil.

Space December 14, 2015

Winter Is Coming: Here Are The First Dates Of Snowfall For All States

The first dates of snowfall for this upcoming winter season have been released by the NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. People living in higher elevations and more northern regions of the United States are more likely to experience an early threat of snowfall this year.

Animals November 5, 2015

NOAA Scientists Refuse To Comply With House Science Committee Subpoena

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) continues to defy the subpoena issued by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology to submit communications related to a recent climate study. The report, released in June, stated that the rate of global warming is occurring much faster than expected.

Earth/Environment October 30, 2015

Record Ocean Temperatures Could Wipe Out World's Coral Reefs: Here's How We Can Save Them

Recent record water temperatures have caused the third coral bleaching event known to have hit the Earth’s oceans. Several scientists have suggested ways to understand and prevent the phenomenon.

Earth/Environment October 9, 2015

Third Worldwide Coral Bleaching Event Has Started: NOAA

The world is experiencing a widespread coral bleaching event, the third in recorded history. Scientists warned this could be the worst coral bleaching event.

Earth/Environment October 8, 2015

Scientists Alarmed Over Number Of Guadalupe Fur Seals Deaths: What Causes The Die-Off?

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced an ‘unusual mortality event’ among Guadalupe fur seals found in the Southern California coast and Mexico.

October 1, 2015

Sharks Numbers In East Coast At Record High Says NOAA Survey

Survey conducted by NOAA scientists show that the overall number of sharks along the East Coast is at its highest since researchers started tracking their population in 1986.

Animals September 11, 2015

Rescuers Fail To Free Entangled Blue Whale Off Southern California Coast

A entangled blue whale found off the California coast baffled authorities as to how they can safely rescue the mammal. Officials are now urging the public to stay away from the area while operations are still ongoing.

Earth/Environment September 5, 2015

Google Search Now Offers Personalized Storm Tips Based On Your Location

Google is expanding its weather forecasts and Public Alerts service on its search engine by offering users personalized storm information based on where they are.

Internet August 31, 2015

Death Of 30 Whales Along Southern Alaska Coast Stumps Marine Biologists

Whale strandings in the western Gulf of Alaska prompt NOAA and partners to launch a full investigation into the matter. NOAA has declared the strandings "an unusual mortality event."

Animals August 23, 2015

Mysterious Whale Deaths In Alaska Baffle Experts: NOAA Probes Unusual Mortality Event

The increasing mortality rates of whales in Alaska continues to baffle experts. As retrieval operations have not been successful, the authorities are urging the public to help report sightings of carcasses.

Earth/Environment August 21, 2015

July 2015 Sets New Record As Hottest Month Since 1880: NOAA

NOAA revealed that July of this year is the warmest month ever recorded since 1880. The soaring temperatures this year are being attributed to man-made climate change and a powerful El Niño.

Animals August 21, 2015

2015 Hurricane Season May Be Missing A Few Hurricanes: NOAA

The NOAA predicted a below-normal hurricane season this year, but also emphasized that while storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes are forecasted to be less this year, people must still be prepared and vigilant.

Earth/Environment August 13, 2015

NASA Releases Stunning Images Of Great Lakes Algal Bloom

NASA has released the latest images of the algal blooms currently present in waters of the Great Lakes. The photographs were taken using the Operational Land Imager on board the Landsat 8 satellite.

Earth/Environment August 6, 2015

Gulf Of Mexico's Oxygen-Starved 'Dead Zone' Larger Than Usual This Year

The size of hypoxic 'dead zone' that threatens marine life in the Gulf far exceeds this year's forecast, scientists say. The dead zone is the size of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined.

August 5, 2015

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