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US Puffins In Danger
2013-06-03 13:22:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The population of Atlantic puffins is showing signs that it may be in trouble, and scientists now say that the problems plaguing the iconic birds could be an early warning for the conservation of other seabird species. Based on observations of puffins that visit the Gulf of Maine, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and other New...

2013-05-31 23:28:07

allRisk disaster expert Dean Ragone urges residents to prepare for the worst. Somerdale, N.J (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts another active hurricane season for the Atlantic in 2013. Hurricane season begins June 1 and NOAA predicts that 7 to 11 hurricanes could hit the region, with 3 to 6 of those storms being major hurricanes before the season ends on Nov. 1. A major hurricane is defined as a storm with winds of 111 mph or higher. Last...

2013-05-28 08:30:14

ORLANDO, Fla., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) prediction of a busier than normal Atlantic Hurricane Season, experts say now is the time to prepare and make window protection a priority. According to a Harris Interactive Survey from February of this year, those affected by Hurricane Sandy last October are actively taking steps to protect their homes this year. Unfortunately, as many as 93 percent of those not affected by severe...

2013-05-22 23:14:39

Eric Schwaab to lead new national conservation initiatives and programs for nonprofit. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 National Aquarium, a leading cultural attraction and economic engine anchoring Baltimore´s Inner Harbor for more than 30 years, announces Eric Schwaab as its first-ever Senior Vice President and Chief Conservation Officer (CCO). With a realignment of priorities that emphasizes an updated conservation mission, Schwaab´s appointment represents the Aquarium´s...

Oklahoma Tornado Storm System Captured By Satellites
2013-05-22 11:11:22

[Watch the video “Satellite Sees Storm System Generate Powerful Oklahoma Tornado”] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When it comes to natural disasters, survivors often ask why and how such a thing could have occurred. In the case of the tornado that struck and devastated Moore, Oklahoma this week, those questions will still be asked, but researchers can at least determine how the storm was generated. Satellites operated by NASA and the National...

2013-05-20 23:03:05

Companies share useful tips and feature prizes to weather this year´s storm season Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Storm and tornado season are in full swing. Each year, the United States gets an average of 1,000* tornados and 10,000** severe thunderstorms. Additionally, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has indicated a high likelihood of a near- to above-normal Atlantic hurricane season***. With issues related to outdated electrical grids, powerful storms...

Revised Estimates Show CO2 Levels Had Not Actually Surpassed 400ppm
2013-05-13 13:30:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Update (May 13 @ 1:30 p.m.) Revised statistics released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Monday have revealed that average carbon dioxide levels at the Mauna Loa Observatory had not surpassed the 400 parts per million (ppm) level as originally reported. Instead, the average weekly CO2 levels at the Hawaiian facility for May 9 was 399.89 ppm. The agency had initially reported on Friday that...

2013-05-09 23:35:28

A leading US tarps supplier Tarps Plus increases their inventory by over 50% due to the 2013 NOAA forecast. Palmdale, Ca (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 The NOAA (The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has announced that 2013 will be a highly active and above average hurricane season, prompting tarps plus a leading US tarps supplier to take action. Tarps plus normally stocks over 250,000 different types of tarps, but in the wake of the NOAA´s forecast, they have increased their...

Satellite Instrument Package To Assess Space Weather Ready For Delivery
2013-05-02 15:25:32

University of Colorado Boulder A multimillion dollar University of Colorado Boulder instrument package to study space weather has passed its pre-installation testing and is ready to be incorporated onto a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite for a 2015 launch. Designed and built by CU´s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, the instrument suite known as the Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors, or EXIS, is the first of four identical...

2013-05-02 12:22:57

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Weather Service employees say that four furlough days added to the current hiring freeze stretches already short staffed offices to a breaking point, puts the American public at risk, and jeopardizes the agency's mission of saving lives and property. Most of the NWS employees being furloughed are designated "emergency essential," because of their public safety responsibilities and are required to work even during catastrophic...