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(Atlanta, Ga. – June 24, 2010) The city of Marco Island, Florida, and Quality Enterprises USA, Inc. (Quality) have entered into an administrative consent agreement with the U.S
Last month, I challenged myself to lower my carbon footprint so I decided to work out my first big step: overcoming car dependency. I live in the San Juan metropolitan area, where you have everything so near that sometimes using the car is ridiculous. First of all, I tuned up my old bike and…
Durante el mes pasado, me puse como meta el reducir mi huella de carbón, lo que me llevó a trabajar con mi primer paso: superar mi dependencia al automóvil. En la actualidad vivo en San Juan, área metropolitana, donde todo esta tan cerca que en ocasiones el utilizar el auto resulta ridículo.…
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.
Earthquake size, as measured by the Richter Scale is a well known, but not well understood, concept. The idea of a logarithmic earthquake magnitude scale was first developed by Charles Richter in the 1930's for measuring the size of earthquakes occurring in southern California using relatively…
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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
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.
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.