Policy & Planning

In mid-November, California canceled the opening of its Dungeness crab fisheries, the latest in a series of closures up and down the U.S. West Coast this summer and fall linked to an unusually widespread bloom of toxic algae that thrives in warm waters.

April 2013

  • NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released its Spring Outlook on March 21. The big story for the upcoming spring? Relief for many drought-stricken areas of the United States is not likely.