Stories tagged: noaa
Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
“It’s going to be a little cool but clear skies,” said Mark Turner, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service Spokane Office.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019
The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration both defended the administration on Tuesday and thanked a local weather office that contradicted President Donald Trump’s claims about Hurricane Dorian …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
Sen. Maria Cantwell calls for committee hearings on whether Trump administration is trying to “undermine science.”
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019
Federal scientists said Thursday they are monitoring a new ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast, a development that could badly disrupt marine life including salmon, whales and sea …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
Hurricane season may produce more dangerous storms this year than originally predicted, federal forecasters said Thursday, as conditions become more favorable going into the peak of the season.
UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019
At least one Washington state waterfront landowner has said yes to a request to allow dead gray whales to decompose on their property. So many gray whale carcasses have washed …
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019
Federal officials are now supporting a Native American tribe’s decades-long request to resume whale hunts off the coast of Washington state.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
Idaho and Washington could be headed for an abnormally dry summer. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently issued a climate prediction showing a worsening outlook for drought across the …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019
Rescuers who respond to distressed whales and other marine animals say the federal government shutdown is making it more difficult to do their work.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
Under threat of a lawsuit, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to temporarily suspend steelhead fishing on the Snake River, Salmon River and other waterways throughout the …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018
Federal officials have determined that commercial fishery failures occurred for salmon in Washington, Oregon and California, making those fisheries eligible for federal disaster assistance.
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018
Another orca is sick and several others are pregnant in the critically endangered family of southern resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018
Attendees criticized NOAA for coordinating the now-canceled rescue effort of the orca J50 with SeaWorld, the entertainment park that had for decades profited from capturing the animals for use in …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
Capturing J50 will be trickier than it was with Springer, the 2-year-old orphan orca successfully captured and rehabilitated in 2002.
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018
Plans are being laid to capture J50, the ailing young orca, as efforts to help her in the wild have failed and her condition continues to decline.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
A massive search is underway for ailing orca J50, but the lead researcher who tracks the southern-resident population says she’s probably dead.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018
Teams taking drastic measures to save a young, ailing killer whale loaded up two boats with live fish and rushed to waters near an island off Washington state Friday, preparing …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018
An endangered orca is still clinging to her dead calf more than two weeks after her newborn died.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
The federal government is marshaling an emergency response for J50, the starving 4-year-old orca whale, which will include feeding live chinook — dosed with medicine — to the ailing animal …
Fri., June 15, 2018
Beluga whales in Alaska’s Cook Inlet may have changed their diet over five decades from saltwater prey to fish and crustaceans influenced by freshwater, according to a study by University …
Sat., May 26, 2018
A new “whale warning flag” will be flown by boats and select land stations along the west side of San Juan Island starting this weekend to let boaters know whales …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
With the number of endangered Puget Sound orcas at a 30-year low, state lawmakers want to protect the fish-eating killer whales that spend time in the inland waters of the …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017
A study by a federal agency has found that restrictions limiting boats from getting too close to endangered southern resident killer whales have not harmed the whale-watching industry.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017
Federal research vessels have located the Destination, the Seattle-based crab boat that went missing Feb. 11 along with six crew, on the bottom of the Bering Sea off the coast …
Thu., July 13, 2017
An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s withdrawal of proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed …
Mon., July 3, 2017
Recent progress in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes – which has lagged behind storm track forecasting – could be undermined by proposed cuts in federal funding for tropical weather research, …
Fri., March 10, 2017
Trump’s proposed cuts to climate agency would disarm our coasts in the face of rising seas, scientists say
A proposed White House budget for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration could put coastal communities throughout the nation at a major disadvantage as they struggle to adapt to threats …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017
With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in the United States.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around the Pacific Ocean.