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June 28, 2016
NOAA reminding people not to touch or pick up seal pups
As harbor seals are being born in the Pacific Northwest, marine mammal advocates up and down the West Coast are urging people ...
June 20, 2016
Global coral bleaching event expected to last through 2016
After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world's oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant ...
June 16, 2016
Earth breaks heat record again, but not by as much as before
Earth sizzled to its 13th straight month of record heat in May, but it wasn't quite as much of an over-the-top scorcher as ...
June 09, 2016
Earth's super-sized El Nino is over; coming up, La Nina
This year's monstrous El Nino, nicknamed Godzilla by NASA, is dead. It heated up the globe, but didn't quite end California's ...
May 27, 2016
Feds expect more Atlantic tropical storms than last 3 years
U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also ...
May 19, 2016
Carbon dioxide levels jump by record amount due to El Nino
The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air jumped by the biggest amount on record last month, a rise amplified by ...
May 18, 2016
Stuck on hot: Earth breaks 12th straight monthly heat record
Earth's heat is stuck on high. Thanks to a combination of global warming and an El Nino, the planet shattered monthly heat ...
April 20, 2016
Orca tagging stops after dead whale found with fragments
Federal biologists have temporarily stopped tagging endangered killer whales in Washington state's Puget Sound after a dead ...
April 20, 2016
Populations of salmon, flounder added to overfishing list
The federal government has added several populations of economically important food fish, including stocks of salmon and ...
April 19, 2016
Earth's hot streak continues for a record 11 months
Earth's record monthly heat streak has hit 11 months in a row — a record in itself. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...
April 14, 2016
APNewsBreak: Endangered seals start journey home after rehab
A U.S. Coast Guard airplane rumbled down an airstrip on Hawaii's Big Island, carrying hundreds of pounds of rare and precious ...
April 14, 2016
El Nino weakens, here comes La Nina, meteorologists say
In the midst of an epic El Nino, federal meteorologists say its flip side, La Nina, is around the corner. The National ...
April 05, 2016
NOAA accepting final comments on new illegal seafood rules
Federal fishing regulators who are hoping to crack down on illegal fishing imports are closing the public comment period on ...
March 29, 2016
Endangered Puget Sound orcas to get personal health records
The killer whales that spend time in the inland waters of Washington state already are tagged and tracked, photographed and ...
March 23, 2016
Navy tugboat lost for a century found off California coast
The discovery of a century-old shipwreck off the San Francisco coast has resolved one of the U.S. Navy's greatest maritime ...
March 17, 2016
Beyond record hot, February was 'astronomical' and 'strange'
Earth got so hot last month that federal scientists struggled to find words, describing temperatures as "astronomical," ...
March 09, 2016
Feds: Still hope for El Nino drenching Southern California
Even though Southern California hasn't gotten the drought-busting rainy windfall some might have expected from El Nino, ...
March 05, 2016
Scientists: Possible new octopus species found near Hawaii
Scientists say they have discovered what might be a new species of octopus while searching the Pacific Ocean floor near the ...
February 18, 2016
El Nino weakens a tad, but we won't feel that for months
Meteorologists see signs that the super El Nino is weakening ever so slightly, but they caution months will pass before ...
February 17, 2016
The heat goes on: Earth sets 9th straight monthly record
The January figures are in, and Earth's string of hottest-months-on-record has now reached nine in a row. But NASA said ...