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NOAA space weather experts to discuss threats to critical infrastructure

Mon, 2017-06-19 23:00
Eruptions from the Sun’s surface can cause space weather storms, potentially interfering with radio transmitters, the electric power grid, satellite operations and communications, and navigation and GPS.

Chris Oliver named assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries

Mon, 2017-06-19 23:00
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, with concurrence from the White House, selected Chris Oliver as assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries. Oliver assumes his new position this week.

Global coral bleaching event likely ending

Sun, 2017-06-18 23:00
After analyzing satellite and model data, NOAA’s experts say coral reefs around the world may finally catch a break from high ocean temperatures that have lingered for an unprecedented three years, the longest period since the 1980s.