Carbon dioxide isn’t just causing shifts in our earth’s climate. About one fourth of the carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the air from the burning of fossil fuels to power our homes and cars ultimately ends up in the ocean, causing a change called ocean acidification. U.S.
On November 19, 2016, GOES-R, the nation’s most advanced weather satellite to-date, lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 6:42 p.m. EST. After a thrilling countdown that used every minute of the launch window, GOES-R began its journey to space.
The 1976 grounding of the tanker Argo Merchant off the coast of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, with its subsequent oil spill, was the genesis for NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R). This week, OR&R has launched an online outreach campaign on the 40 years following Argo Merchant.
A new NOAA-sponsored report shows that unprecedented warming air temperature in 2016 over the Arctic contributed to a record-breaking delay in the fall sea ice freeze-up, leading to extensive melting of Greenland ice sheet and land-based snow cover.
Popular recreational and commercial fishing species such as Atlantic cod, halibut, flounder and monkfish rely on sand lance as a staple of their diets. These forage fish are also on the menus for predators like humpback whales and many kinds of seabirds, including the great shearwater.
Today we recognize International Anti-Corruption Day, December 9, 2016. As Deputy Secretary of Commerce, part of my job has been to level the playing field and improve the operating environment for American companies and workers competing internationally. I know from my discussions with U.S.
All across the ocean, marine organisms from tiny fish to enormous whales rely on sound and hearing for their survival. But increasing human activity within our ocean over the last century has also meant increasing levels of noise. Have questions about ocean noise?