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NOAA awards $1.7 million for harmful algal bloom research

Mon, 2017-09-18 23:00
NOAA has announced nine research grants will go to organizations around the country seeking to better understand and measure the toxicity of harmful algal blooms, known as HABs.

Mississippi students tackle sea level rise using NOAA Digital Coast

Sun, 2017-09-17 23:00
Coastal wetlands benefit nearby communities by providing storm protection, flood control, improved water quality, and recreational opportunities. Unfortunately, they are also disappearing at a dramatically high rate, especially in the northern Gulf of Mexico where about 40 percent of U.S. coastal wetlands are located. Scientists aren't the only ones scratching their heads over how to stem the loss of wetlands to sea level rise and keep communities safe from coastal hazards. Now, students in the Pascagoula School District have taken on this challenge too.

Globe sees 2nd warmest year to date, 3rd warmest August on record

Sun, 2017-09-17 23:00
The final days of August signaled summer’s end for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. So, how did this summer compare to others?