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2014-07-29 05:25:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Nuisance flooding causes public inconveniences such as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure, and is the result of rising sea levels. Such flooding has increased along all three US...

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

NOAA Headquarters 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. However, the predicted bloom is expected to be smaller than last year's intense bloom, and considerably less than the record-setting 2011 bloom. Bloom impacts will vary across the lake's western basin and are classified by an estimate of both its concentration and how far it spreads....

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

NOAA Effort creates ecological baseline to improve watershed management 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. Researchers from the National Ocean Service's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) studied the...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Ocean Service reveals the nation's 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR) are experiencing the negative effects of human and climate-related stressors. The NERR System serves as a network of "living laboratories" around the country. Each represents a unique biogeographically diverse coastal ecosystem. The national study, Climate...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. According to a new report from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in conjunction with the US Census Bureau, Americans are flocking to the ocean in record numbers with almost 40 percent of the US...

2012-05-29 13:08:13

Results from new climate adaptation survey 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, according to results from a new survey published by Stanford University's Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) and the California Sea Grant. Survey respondents acknowledge the need to prepare for changes along the coast that might...

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. Educational Games Let's start off with what you'll find over at games.noaa.gov. This online portal launched in 2009 with a game called 'WaterLife: Where the Ocean...

2011-05-26 12:50:00

Data from a radar network operated by a consortium of scientists along the U.S. West Coast are now a vital component in search-and-rescue, oil spill response and maritime transportation operations Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego 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. The network has grown over the last decade...

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. The effort aligns with a developing government-wide ICAM initiative to ensure the interoperability of solutions for physical access control (PACS) and logical access control systems (LACS)...

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2009-10-22 11:05:00

With technology similar to that used by physicians to perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers from six institutions"”including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)"”working at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, S.C., are studying the metabolic activity of a pathogen shown to cause coral bleaching, a serious threat to undersea reef ecosystems worldwide. Coral bleaching is the whitening of living coral due to a disruption of...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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