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NOAA today released a comprehensive draft management plan and environmental assessment for Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary in American Samoa.
Tour of Electronic Recyclers International facility in Denver underscores federal strategy for electronics stewardship (Denver, Colo.—October 21, 2011) Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S
A peer-reviewed study commissioned by NOAA shows the American people assign an estimated total economic value of $33.57 billion for the coral reefs of the main Hawaiian Islands.
During the three giant caldera-forming eruptions that occurred between 2.1 million and 640,000 years ago, tiny particles of volcanic debris ( volcanic ash ) covered much of the western half of North America, likely a third of a meter deep several hundred kilometers from Yellowstone and several…
By Bill FinanIn the mid-1980s, I was surprised to hear stories about firefighters being injured and sometimes killed when they entered a fire scene that included chemicals. Those firefighters were brave and wanted to save lives, but they had not been trained to understand chemical hazards.Just as…
NOAA scientists have found that pressure from increasing coastal populations, ship and boat groundings, marine debris, poaching, and climate change are critically threatening the health of the Florida Keys ecosystem.
NOAA has selected Oregon State University (OSU) to continue a federal/academic research partnership that extends NOAA’s ability to study marine resources in the Pacific Northwest. The award means that NOAA will continue funding the Cooperative Institute for Marine Resource Studies (CIMRS), which…
Clean Water Act standards serve as a foundation for the protection of tribal waters, including the San Juan and Mancos Rivers, and McElmo Creek (Denver, Colo. – Oct. 20, 2011) The U.S
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a schedule to develop standards for wastewater discharges produced by natural gas extraction from underground coalbed and shale formations
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will clean up contaminated ground water at the Tri-Cities Barrel Superfund site in Fenton, N.Y. using a variety of natural processes
The Southern Plains should prepare for continued drier and warmer than average weather, while the Pacific Northwest is likely to be colder and wetter than average from December through February, according to the annual Winter Outlook released today by NOAA.
The Antarctic ozone hole, which yawns wide every Southern Hemisphere spring, reached its annual peak on September 12, stretching 10.05 million square miles, the ninth largest on record. Above the South Pole, the ozone hole reached its deepest point of the season on October 9 when total ozone…
By Lou Witt, Indoor Environments Division and Kathy Seikel, Office of Children’s Health ProtectionWith an emphasis on healthy schools, this year’s Children’s Health Month brings back memories of life as a student. When we were children, not many people focused on indoor air quality in schools.…
On Sept. 19, NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco announced two actions to help improve the management of New England groundfish and ease the economic burden of the fishery's observer program.
NOAA research grants totaling $1,665,056 announced today will lead to the implementation of seasonal and weekly toxic algal bloom forecasts improving accuracy and providing better early warnings for harmful algal blooms in the Gulf of Maine.
(Boston, Mass. – Oct
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Dry Creek Rancheria in Sonoma County, Calif. has gained authority to administer its own water quality programs under the federal Clean Water Act
NOAA is now using a sophisticated forecast model that substantially improves predictions of space weather impacts on Earth. Better forecasts offer additional protection for people and the technology-based infrastructure we use daily.
Studies of future climate change scenarios on the Great Lakes have pointed to falling water levels, but a new NOAA study gives a more optimistic outlook.