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Smoking out an air pollutant’s hot spots

Smoking out an air pollutant’s hot spots

A smoke-related chemical, isocyanic acid, may be a significant air pollutant in some parts of the world, especially where forest fires and other forms of biomass burning are common.

April 30, 2012 0 Comments
Methane from the sea

Methane from the sea

The potent greenhouse gas methane is seeping out of parts of the Arctic Ocean, and the discovery may represent another cycle contributing to climate warming in the region.

April 27, 2012 0 Comments
When a tornado strikes a hospital

When a tornado strikes a hospital

Because tornadoes, hurricanes, and other severe storms can destroy hospitals as indiscriminately as anything in their path, NOAA is funding research to better understand what makes hospital buildings vulnerable.
April 20, 2012 0 Comments
Public invited to virtually join NOAA exploration of the Gulf, live from the seafloor

Public invited to virtually join NOAA exploration of the Gulf, live from the seafloor

Through telepresence technology, satellite, and high-speed Internet pathways between ship and shore, scientists ashore view information from sensors and high-definition cameras as it is collected at sea.

April 19, 2012 0 Comments
Students win chance to launch a NOAA global ocean drifter for Earth Day

Students win chance to launch a NOAA global ocean drifter for Earth Day

Middle and high school students in six cities across America have won the chance to deploy a NOAA global ocean drifter for Earth Day, earning the opportunity to launch a small 44-pound floating buoy into an ocean current.

April 18, 2012 0 Comments
Superfast 'Gaea' supercomputer helps scientists model the Earth’s climate

Superfast 'Gaea' supercomputer helps scientists model the Earth’s climate

NOAA scientists are using a newly upgraded powerful high performance computer to improve our understanding of the Earth’s climate system.

April 3, 2012 0 Comments
California Sea Grant study examines year-old NOAA West Coast catch shares program

California Sea Grant study examines year-old NOAA West Coast catch shares program

A new NOAA Sea Grant project will examine the ongoing effects of a new catch-shares policy in helping the fleet become both ecologically and economically viable.
March 26, 2012 0 Comments
New NOAA-supported West Coast studies to look at models for sustaining America's fishing industry

New NOAA-supported West Coast studies to look at models for sustaining America's fishing industry

The “locavore” movement helps America’s farmers. Could it also help our fishing industry? Two new NOAA Sea Grant studies will look at how new business models, based on the success of community supported agriculture, could benefit fishing communities in Washington, Oregon, and California.

March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Amount of coldest Antarctic water near ocean floor decreasing for decades

Amount of coldest Antarctic water near ocean floor decreasing for decades

Scientists have found a large reduction in the amount of the coldest deep ocean water, called Antarctic Bottom Water, all around the Southern Ocean using data collected from 1980 to 2011.

March 20, 2012 0 Comments
Ask NOAA experts about Great Lakes ice cover in a Tweet Chat on Wednesday, March 14

Ask NOAA experts about Great Lakes ice cover in a Tweet Chat on Wednesday, March 14

On Wednesday, March 14, two NOAA scientists will take questions over Twitter about ice cover on the Great Lakes over the past few months and on the long-term trends.

March 12, 2012 0 Comments
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