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NOAA has opened more than 8,000 square miles of previously closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico, because the agency has not observed oil in the area. The most significant opening is an area due south of Mississippi which was closed Monday, June 21.
The Commerce Department today announced the appointment of 19 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils – important partners with NOAA’s Fisheries Service in determining how ocean fisheries are managed.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) today released the first peer reviewed, analytical summary report about the subsea monitoring in the vicinity of the Deepwater…
When she applied to NOAA's Teacher at Sea program last fall, Nicolle von der Heyde, an eighth-grade science teacher from Florrisant, Mo., hoped to experience ocean research firsthand. Now onboard the NOAA Ship Pisces in the Gulf of Mexico, she’s getting that experience and more.
When she applied to the NOAA Teacher at Sea program last fall, Melinda Storey, a teacher at Mountain Brook Elementary School in Birmingham, Ala., hoped to experience ocean research first hand. Now onboard the NOAA Ship Pisces in the Gulf of Mexico, she’s getting that experience and more.
When she applied to the NOAA Teacher at Sea program last fall, Mechelle Shoemake, a teacher at South Jones Elementary School in Ellisville, Miss., hoped to experience ocean research firsthand. Now onboard the NOAA Ship Oregon II in the Gulf of Mexico, she’s getting that experience and more.
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added Yousef Ishaq Abuteir of Houston, Texas to the agency’s fugitive Web site for failing to appear for scheduled court proceedings
NOAA today launched State of the Coast, an important new website that provides coastal managers, planners and officials at all levels of government a snapshot of statistics, facts and graphics about America’s 95,000-miles of coastline.
(Boston, Mass. – June 22, 2010) – Discharges of muddy storm water from a construction site, in violation of the federal Clean Water Act, has prompted EPA to file an enforcement action seeking penalties against two companies constructing a residential development in Ayer, Mass
Go to: http://water.usgs.gov/osw/pubs/nhwc_report.pdf for detailed information on the streamgaging program.
Volcanic eruptions are one of Earth's most dramatic and violent agents of change. Not only can powerful explosive eruptions drastically alter land and water for tens of kilometers around a volcano, but tiny liquid droplets of sulfuric acid erupted into the stratosphere can change our…
Since 1986, I have had the privilege to be one of EPA’s sets of eyes underwater as a member of the EPA Dive Team in Region 10. With a dry suit, dry gloves, and full face mask, diving safely into urban waters, such as the Lower Duwamish Waterway near Seattle, to coax their secrets for [...]
Each week we write about the science behind environmental protection. Previous Science Wednesdays.The genius behind the Microsoft advertising slogan, “I’m a PC and Windows 7 was my idea,” is that it takes a basic, nonspecific truth—companies use customer feedback when updating their…
The lower Columbia River area receives an estimated annual economic benefit of $6.4 million in savings and direct income from the operation of NOAA’s Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System, also known as PORTS®, according to a new study by NOAA and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) stream-gaging program provides streamflow data for a variety of purposes that range from current needs, such as flood forecasting, to future or long-term needs, such as detection of changes in streamflow due to human activities or global warming. The development of…
NOAA has expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to include areas where the oil slick is moving beyond the current boundaries off of the Florida panhandle and due south of Mississippi.
(Boston, Mass. – June 21, 2010) – Two Boston health care organizations have been recognized by EPA for outstanding leadership in improving the health of people living with asthma.�The groups are Children’s Hospital Boston and Neighborhood Health Plan
There is no certain method to determine the exact volume of oil that is contained in the Bakken Formation or any formation. The Bakken Formation oil resource is much different than the oil resources of Saudi Arabia. The Bakken oil resource is what we refer to as a “continuous” or…