Humpback whales mainly no longer endangered: NOAA

Apr 21, 2015

Humpback whales mainly no longer endangered: NOAA

The humpback whale has long been considered an endangered species, but the U.S. government said Monday that the population has rebounded in most areas and no longer needs protection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed a “more tailored conservation approach” that would reclassify ...

Mar 18, 2015

Tohoku tsunami debris still washing up on shores in U.S., Canada

Debris from Japan’s 2011 tsunami will continue to litter the North American coastline over the next three years, with everything from refrigerators to lumber and sports balls still floating offshore in the Pacific, an expert said on Tuesday. About 1 million tons of debris ...

Sep 19, 2014

U.S. sees hottest August since start of record-keeping in 1880

Last month was the hottest August on record for global average temperatures over land and ocean surfaces, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. If the trend continues, 2014 could set records for planetwide heat, raising fresh alarm at the pace of ...

Jul 22, 2014

World breaks monthly heat record twice in a row

The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That’s after the world broke a record in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month’s average global temperature was 16.2 Celsius, which is 0.72 degrees higher ...

Jul 14, 2014

Emissions, ozone depletion causing southern Australia to dry up

Greenhouse gases and depletion of the ozone layer are causing southern Australia to become drier, researchers reported on Sunday. Scientists at the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that southern Australia suffered a decline in rainfall that began around 1970 and increased ...