Topic: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The research projects are aimed at giving forecasters more tools for improving storm forecasts. The peak of the hurricane season is between now and the end of October.
08/05/2010 08:09 pm
For folks along the northern rim of the US, a second chance to see the northern lights will come when another solar outburst hits Earth Wednesday or Thursday.
08/04/2010 09:06 pm
Static kill: BPs efforts to plug the leak seem to have worked, but it's still too early to declare victory, officials say.
08/04/2010 06:32 pm
Plasma from the sun slammed into Earth's magnetic field Tuesday afternoon. Here's a look at what kind of northern lights show the collision will put on.
08/03/2010 09:32 pm
Gallery Dead zones
The Gulf oil spill drama is about to reach its climax: the killing of the Macondo well. But a setback Friday will delay the start of the operation until Tuesday – and shows that uncertainties still loom.
07/30/2010 06:13 pm
Research shows that many areas of today's oceans have conditions that parallel those of 250 million years ago, when 95 percent of marine species quickly died out.
07/29/2010 05:47 pm
A team from Cornell is working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to listen in on whales who may have been affected by the Gulf oil spill.
07/29/2010 01:34 pm
Since BP capped its ruptured well, the Gulf oil spill has shrunk dramatically. The Gulf itself is breaking down the oil at top speed, but past spills indicate the effects could linger for decades.
07/27/2010 05:33 pm
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