Stories tagged "NOAA"

April 5, 2019

Interview of the Week: Kathy Sullivan

Kathy Sullivan was a crew member on three Space Shuttle missions, she was the first American woman to walk in space, and she served as the most recent Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ODP:  Last week, NASA astronauts Christina Koch...

March 14, 2019

One Amazing Thing: A New Species of Killer Whale

A “new” species of killer whale was discovered in January off the southern coast of Chile by marine mammal scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  The so-called Type D killer whales were found once before, in 1955, when...


Using Satellites To Track Illegal Fishing Vessels at Night

The U.S. NGO Oceana is working with municipal governments in the Philippines to expose illegal fishing in that country’s waters using a U.S. government satellite sensor called the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS).  This satellite sensor’s...

February 15, 2019

Hero of the Week: Climate Science Leader Warren Washington

It is Black History Month, and this week we wanted to recognize one of the leading climate scientists in the United States, Warren Washington who recently retired from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, for his lifetime of public service and his pioneering...

February 7, 2019

2018 Was Fourth Hottest Year on Record According to NOAA and NASA

The numbers are in from both science agencies that keep climate records, and it was another hot one in 2018 — the fourth warmest average annual global temperature in history.  It comes in fourth only to the three years that preceded it — 2015, 2016, and...

January 29, 2019

Welcome Back Federal Workers!

We are back up and running this morning! Thank you for your patience. Please visit us at https://t.co/KAZIStjKGt pic.twitter.com/qVVRxXGAeX — NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) January 28, 2019 Thanks to all the Federal Workers who endured the long shutdown! ...

January 25, 2019

Earth’s magnetic north pole shifting more quickly than before

You may think of the north pole as an affixed point the very “top” of the planet (which would be correct and that’s called the geographic north pole) but since the Earth is essentially a giant magnet the magnetic north pole is where the northern...

March 21, 2018

Our Daily Planet: Reducing Air Pollution Would Save 150 Million Lives This Century, Florida’s Wetlands, Interior Auctions Oil and Gas Leases In Southern Utah, Is it really Spring?, Local Papers Crucial to Public Health, Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

Our Daily Planet: Cutting Air Pollution Saves 150 million lives, But Last Male White Rhino is Gone, and much more… Campaign URL Copy Facebook 0 likes Twitter 0 tweets Google +1 Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate English العربية Afrikaans беларуская мова...