NOAA's Fisheries Service will require commercial fishermen who fish for yellowfin tuna, swordfish and other species with longlines in the Gulf of Mexico to use a new type of hook, called a weak...

NOAA explained today how it will concentrate scientific, service, and stewardship efforts in the Arctic when it released its first ever Arctic Vision and Strategy. Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., under...

This year, the globe experienced the 17th warmest February since record keeping began in 1880, as the climate phenomenon La Niña continued to be a significant factor. Last month's average Arctic...

The deadly Russian heat wave of 2010 was due to a natural atmospheric phenomenon often associated with weather extremes, according to a new NOAA study. And while the scientists could not attribute...

February 2011 was near normal for both temperature and precipitation averaged across the contiguous United States, according to the latest NOAA State of the Climate report issued today.

Cows put it out there. So do mines and landfills. On a molecular level, methane gas is elegantly simple, just four tiny hydrogen atoms surrounding a single carbon atom. Zoom out, however, and the...

Seventy-five percent of the world's coral reefs are currently threatened by local and global pressures, according to a comprehensive analysis released by the World Resources Institute, along with...

It’s a puzzle: How could warmth in the Arctic produce frigid conditions elsewhere? NOAA scientists may have a clue.

NOAA scientists and their colleagues from Boulder, Colo., and across the country have gathered in Erie, Colo., for a month-long study of the chemistry of the wintertime atmosphere, which they hope...

Report is the latest independent analysis to clear climate scientists of allegations of mishandling of climate information.

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