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Smoking out an air pollutant’s hot spots

Monday, April 30, 2012

Smoking out an air pollutant’s hot spots

A smoke-related chemical, isocyanic acid, may be a significant air pollutant in some parts of the world, especially where forest fires and other forms of biomass burning are common.

Methane from the sea

Friday, April 27, 2012

Methane from the sea

The potent greenhouse gas methane is seeping out of parts of the Arctic Ocean, and the discovery may represent another cycle contributing to climate warming in the region.

When a tornado strikes a hospital

Friday, April 20, 2012

When a tornado strikes a hospital

Because tornadoes, hurricanes, and other severe storms can destroy hospitals as indiscriminately as anything in their path, NOAA is funding research to better understand what makes hospital buildings vulnerable.
Public invited to virtually join NOAA exploration of the Gulf, live from the seafloor

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Public invited to virtually join NOAA exploration of the Gulf, live from the seafloor

Through telepresence technology, satellite, and high-speed Internet pathways between ship and shore, scientists ashore view information from sensors and high-definition cameras as it is collected at sea.

Students win chance to launch a NOAA global ocean drifter for Earth Day

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Students win chance to launch a NOAA global ocean drifter for Earth Day

Middle and high school students in six cities across America have won the chance to deploy a NOAA global ocean drifter for Earth Day, earning the opportunity to launch a small 44-pound floating buoy into an ocean...
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