Last month, temperatures and precipitation in the contiguous United States averaged above normal, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.

Opening keynote address as delivered on April 4 by Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator as part of the First National Climate...

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...

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...

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.

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

On behalf of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and the 12,800 employees of NOAA, it is my pleasure to stand with the World Resources Institute and partners to launch 'Reefs at Risk Revisited.' With...

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