13th Annual NOAA CREST Day

Time : April 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. Location : The City College of NY 140 Convent Ave-Steinman Hall Room 107 New York, NY 10031 Address : Get Directions Learn about CREST Opportunities– fellowships, Summer Internships and jobs after graduations Interact one-on-one with some of our best students, faculty and staff members Exciting tours to…

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NOAA study finds high levels of pollutants in Guánica Bay ‘represent serious toxic threat’ to corals, fish

Effort creates ecological baseline to improve watershed management February 6, 2014 Aerial view of study area. (Credit: NOAA) The pollutants measured in the sediments of Guánica Bay, Puerto Rico, in a new NOAA studywere among the highest concentrations of PCBs, chlordane, chromium and nickel ever measured in the history of NOAA’s National Status & Trends, a…

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Polar Vortex Enters Northern U.S.

Polar Vortex Enters Northern U.S. The polar vortex is a whirling and persistent large area of low pressure, found typically over both North and South poles. The northern polar vortex was pushing southward over western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, and was bringing frigid temperatures to half of the continental United…

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Blast from the sun on path towards Earth

Forecasters at NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) are expecting G3 (strong) geomagnetic storm conditions to occur on Earth Jan. 9 and 10. The source of this pulse to the geomagnetic field is an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME), a burst of charged particles and magnetic field from the sun. The sunspot in Region 1944 produced the eruption…

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Rising Tide Is a Mystery That Sinks Island Hopes

LAGO ENRIQUILLO, Dominican Republic — Steadily, mysteriously, like in an especially slow science fiction movie, the largest lake in the Caribbean has been rising and rising, devouring tens of thousands of acres of farmland, ranches and whatever else stands in its way. Lago Enriquillo swallowed Juan Malmolejos’s banana grove. It swamped Teodoro Peña’s yuccas and…

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Extreme Weather Events : More to Come?

By Carolyn Gramling, via Washingtom Post While 2012 was a rough year around the globe, it wasn’t because of the Planet X/Mayan calendar doomsday reasons people feared. Instead, it was a year of extreme weather: drought and heat waves in the United States; record rainfall in the United Kingdom; unusually heavy rains in Kenya, Somalia,…

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