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Arctic Report Card: Climate change transforming Arctic into ‘dramatically different state’

Arctic Report Card: Climate change transforming Arctic into ‘dramatically different state’

NOAA’s 2021 Arctic Report Card documents the numerous ways that climate change continues to fundamentally alter this once reliably-frozen region, as increasing heat and the loss of ice drive its transformation into a warmer, less frozen and more uncertain future. 

December 14, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA is looking for small businesses with big ideas

NOAA is looking for small businesses with big ideas

NOAA has a new funding opportunity for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and it's looking for small businesses that are using innovative technology to tackle climate change, ocean health, weather and more. 

 

November 18, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA seeks applicants for 2022 urban heat island initiative

NOAA seeks applicants for 2022 urban heat island initiative

The campaigns involving community members and scientists will work to map the hottest areas of their communities to learn where action is needed to protect vulnerable populations now and in the future. 

November 17, 2021 0 Comments
Monitoring the atmosphere at the U.S.'s northernmost tip

Monitoring the atmosphere at the U.S.'s northernmost tip

For nearly 50 years, NOAA’s Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory has provided a window on the world, producing a record of changes that have a profound global reach.

November 16, 2021 0 Comments
Why NOAA tracks water levels in the Great Lakes

Why NOAA tracks water levels in the Great Lakes

Millions of people rely on the Great Lakes for recreation, industry, and drinking water, and changing water levels can have positive or negative impacts on industries like tourism and transportation in the region. 

November 16, 2021 0 Comments
Meet Ko Barrett: NOAA's senior advisor for climate and IPCC vice-chair

Meet Ko Barrett: NOAA's senior advisor for climate and IPCC vice-chair

At the end of October, a small team of NOAA experts traveled to Glasgow, Scotland to attend the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), an international summit aimed at accelerating climate action across the globe. 

November 1, 2021 0 Comments
Antarctic ozone hole is 13th largest on record and expected to persist into November

Antarctic ozone hole is 13th largest on record and expected to persist into November

This year’s ozone hole developed similarly to last year's: A colder than usual Southern Hemisphere winter lead to a deep and larger-than-average hole that will likely persist into November or early December. 

October 28, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA's National Marine Ecosystem Status website provides one-stop shop for key marine ecosystem data

NOAA's National Marine Ecosystem Status website provides one-stop shop for key marine ecosystem data

The website is a helpful resource for trends, links, and other information related to essential U.S. coastal and marine ecosystem indicator data.

 

October 25, 2021 0 Comments
New study finds urban corals persist in unlikely places

New study finds urban corals persist in unlikely places

A new study finds coral that live in urban areas have some cool adaptations for their challenging conditions - even specialized proteins for defending against toxic substances. 

October 14, 2021 0 Comments
Former NOAA scientist Suki Manabe shares Nobel Prize in Physics for pioneering climate prediction

Former NOAA scientist Suki Manabe shares Nobel Prize in Physics for pioneering climate prediction

Manabe's pioneering research in the 1960s laid the foundation for how scientists perceive the Earth’s climate and how human actions continue to influence it.

October 6, 2021 0 Comments
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