2014 Hottest Year on Record

CNN — 2014 was Earth’s warmest on record, a U.S. weather agency announced Friday, with average temperatures 0.07 degrees Fahrenheit above the previous high. The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, noted the average temperatures over land and oceans were higher in 2014 than any year since … Continue reading »

NOAA Retires Satellite After 10 Years

WASHINGTON D.C. — The GOES-12 satellite has seen a lot in it’s days, from Hurricane Katrina that slammed New Orleans in 2005, to the Christmas blizzard that paralyzed the Central United States in 2009. After contributing 10 years of loyal service to the Western Hemisphere, the spacecraft is being retired. NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite … Continue reading »

New Bill to Help Tsunami Debris Cleanup

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. – Senator Jeff Merkley introduced a new bill Tuesday that would offer federal assistance to communities affected by marine debris emergencies. The bill would further advance the current grant award process made through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris program and give preference in those grants to communities who … Continue reading »