Mary Beth Griggs
at 13:05 PM Mar 7 2017
Space // 

On Friday, The Washington Post reportedly obtained a memo from within the Trump administration about proposed funding for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The memo outlined steep cuts to several divisions, including the elimination of the $73 million Sea Grant research program, cuts to climate research divisions, and more.

Rachel Feltman
at 11:24 AM Dec 15 2016
Nature // 

When the Arctic flunks, we all lose. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its annual "Arctic Report Card" on Tuesday, and the outlook is grim.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 09:55 AM May 29 2015
Drones // 

Ahab would give up his peg leg for views like this. A team with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used a drone to catch a better glimpse of migrating gray whales, capturing pictures of a mother and calf. The drone flyover was part of a long-standing research project in Baja California, Mexico, where scientists track the migrations of gray whales up north to the Arctic.

Lydia Ramsey
at 07:16 AM Jan 27 2015

A major storm is about to dump between one and three feet of snow on the Northeast region over the next few days. This image, captured by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite GOES 13, shows the beginning stages of the storm on Monday morning.

Francie Diep
at 09:56 AM Apr 15 2014

The ship Okeanos Explorer set out last Thursday across the Gulf of Mexico for a three-week, deep-sea expedition… and you can follow along! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is livestreaming the whole trip. So far, the expedition has explored some gas seeps on the ocean floor and snapped a photo of an underwater brine pool. In the coming weeks, Okeanos' crew will send out remotely-operated vehicles to examine coral beds, deep-sea canyons and 200-year-old shipwrecks. You can watch the expeditions three streams right here. The streams should show feed from the remotely operated vehicle's camera when it's underwater, views of Okeanos' deck when the expedition is not making a dive, and one view of the real-time data scientists are seeing streamed to their command center on dry land.

Shaunacy Ferro
at 08:00 AM Aug 30 2013
Science // 

At 6:10am on August 29, 2020, the eye of Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Buras-Triumph, La., going on to devastate much of the Gulf Coast. In a report only a few months later, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) called it one of the strongest storms to hit the U.S. coast in the last 100 years.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 04:30 AM Jul 19 2013
Tech // 

The Central Intelligence Agency is joining with the National Air and Space Administration, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to spend $630,000 studying a subset of potential global warming solutions. Geo-engineering, as the solutions are broadly termed, is the science of manipulating the environment in a way that mitigates, halts, or otherwise disrupts global warming. It makes sense that three science agencies are examining this, but why the CIA?

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