national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration Subscribe to Feed

Polar bear at the Maryland Zoo, July 2011 (via Flickr's Michael Bentley)

New Climate Data Shows July was 7th-Hottest on Record Globally

8/15/2011 // By Miles Grant

New data confirms what you already knew – July was incredibly hot, one of the warmest on record. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s┬áNational Climatic Data Center just released its recap of July 2011. Here are some of the …

NOAA logo

NOAA Sea Grant Guidance Raises Concern

7/1/2011 // By Miles Grant

Imagine if your doctor has diagnosed your ailment, but is prohibited from prescribing a cure. Sound crazy? But according to Greenwire (sub. req.), that’s what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) continues to tell scientists in its Sea Grant …

Kelly Mercer\Flickr

Gardening in a Changing Climate

6/30/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

“Geesh, my tomatoes are ready early,” exclaimed a woman in my aerobics class as she showed me tomato photos with the same enthusiasm as a grandmother showing photos of her grandchildren. Later on she sighed and said, “With the ease …