In 2007, the levels of atmospheric methane suddenly and rapidly increased due to natural sources, including microbes in wetlands. The findings have serious implications about global efforts to fight climate change.
Earth/Environment May 29, 2019
2018 is the fourth hottest year ever recorded, according to data collected by NASA. The global surface temperature was nearly 1 degree Celsius higher than average and it is because of global warming.
Earth/Environment February 7, 2019
NOAA said that it might have to capture J50, a sick orca, in order to perform a physical examination and determine an effective treatment. The health of the marine mammal has been declining in the past few weeks.
Animals September 13, 2018
NOAA has conducted tests and confirmed that the dolphin deaths in the Southwest Florida area in the past few weeks were because of the red tide. Federal wildlife officials encourage the public to report stranded or dead marine mammals.
Animals September 4, 2018
Proposed plans to explore the coast of the United States to find oil might kill off thriving fish and invertebrate community. Researchers recently found coral reefs stretching for miles in the deep sea off the coast of South Carolina.
Earth/Environment August 31, 2018
NOAA researchers have reported that J50, an orca spotted in the West Coast, had parasites in its fecal matter. The orca has been at the center of research after it was spotted showing signs of lethargy.
Earth/Environment August 21, 2018
The Earth looks amazing in pictures taken from space by GOES-17, which was launched by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on March 1. The weather satellite was able to take the stunning images despite a cooling system malfunction.
Space June 1, 2018
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating a cooling system malfunction with the Advanced Baseline Imager of GOES-17. The issue is preventing the new NOAA weather satellite from taking infrared images for 12 hours each day.
Space May 24, 2018
NOAA released footage of a lightning storm that was captured on May 9. It was recorded by the GOES-17 satellite, which used technology known as the Geostationary Lightning Mapper.
Earth/Environment May 23, 2018
Scientists found an undiscovered garden of corals 7,500 feet under the Gulf of Mexico. It was located by a remote-operated submersible during a 23-day NOAA expedition in 2018.
Earth/Environment May 14, 2018
SpaceX had to cut short its recent Falcon 9 launch video due to an obscure law that was passed in 1992. The law is said to be protecting national security, but it is unclear how exactly it does that.
Space April 8, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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