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living shorelines
2015-05-04 08:38:09

More than 350,000 houses, business, bridges and other structures are within 500 feet of the US shoreline. Many of these, and the communities around them, are at risk from coastal erosion, flooding, extreme weather events, and sea level rises. Protection against these risks is not optional. Lives and livelihoods are in danger and something has to be done. But what are the best methods?

nuisance flooding
2014-07-29 05:25:51

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a technical report on Monday revealing that of the top 10 US cities that have seen an increase in nuisance flooding, eight are on the East Coast.

Significant Harmful Algal Bloom In Western Lake Erie Predicted This Summer
2014-07-11 03:13:09

NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will have a significant bloom of cyanobacteria, a toxic blue-green algae, during the 2014 bloom season in late summer.

Serious Toxic Threat To Corals In Guánica Bay From High Pollutant Levels
2014-02-11 18:10:00

The pollutants measured in the sediments of Guánica Bay, Puerto Rico, in a new NOAA study were among the highest concentrations of PCBs, chlordane, chromium and nickel ever measured in the history of NOAA's National Status & Trends, a nationwide contaminant monitoring program that began in 1986.

Estuaries Feeling The Effects Of Climate Change
2013-08-08 04:36:02

A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Ocean Service reveals the nation's 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves are experiencing the negative effects of human and climate-related stressors.

Coastal Population Explodes Even With A Surge In Intense Ocean Storms
2013-03-26 14:45:58

Massive hurricanes like Sandy, Isaac and Katrina may cost the United States billions of dollars and thousands of lives, but apparently they don’t deter people from living near these storms’ hardest hit areas.

2012-05-29 13:08:13

A majority of California's coastal planners and resource managers now view the threats from climate change as sufficiently likely that practical steps on the ground need to be taken to protect against growing threats.

Science Is Kid’s Play - Check Out NOAA’s Planet Arcade
2011-12-28 04:48:19

Today, we're going to tell you about what's available over at NOAA's 'planet arcade'... and we're going to re-visit a 2009 interview with the National Ocean Service's education director to hear about NOAA's very first educational game ... and to learn why there's a growing trend to teach kids using fun gaming experiences.

2011-05-26 12:50:00

A network of high-frequency radar systems designed for mapping ocean surface currents now provides detail of coastal ocean dynamics along the U.S. West Coast never before available.

2010-02-23 13:28:00

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) are working together to set the groundwork for streamlining identity, credential and access management (ICAM) across the agency's entire enterprise.


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  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
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