Category: NOAA

Scientists detect a ‘Tsunami’ of Gravitational Waves

A team of international scientists, including researchers from The Australian National University (ANU), have unveiled the largest number of gravitational waves ever detected. The discoveries will help solve some of the most complex mysteries of the Universe, including the building blocks of matter and… Continue Reading “Scientists detect a ‘Tsunami’ of Gravitational Waves”

The Ocean Race to collect data about the Global Environment

The forthcoming edition of The Ocean Race, which sets sail from Alicante, Spain, on the 15th January, is set to feature the most ambitious and comprehensive science program created by a sporting event. The round-the-world sailing race will measure microplastic pollution, gather information about… Continue Reading “The Ocean Race to collect data about the Global Environment”

Oceanic White Tip Shark population in Decline

Oceanic white-tip sharks are large, pelagic sharks found in tropical and subtropical oceans throughout the world. They live offshore in deep water, but spend most of their time in the upper part of the water column near the surface. Oceanic white tip sharks are… Continue Reading “Oceanic White Tip Shark population in Decline”

Global Warming Record Year 2020

According to the UN 2020 is set to rank among hottest years on record despite ‘La Nina’ cooling and could also be contributing to an unusually active hurricane season. Global temperatures boosted by climate change will still be higher than usual despite the cooling… Continue Reading “Global Warming Record Year 2020”

Tropical Storm Gonzalo heading for ABC-Islands

Tropical Storm Gonzalo is headed for the Windward Islands Saturday, but weakening is expected as the storm approaches. Some islands may receive gusty rain showers as Gonzalo passes through. Gonzalo is the earliest seventh named tropical storm on record to form in the Atlantic… Continue Reading “Tropical Storm Gonzalo heading for ABC-Islands”

Planet Earth Just Experienced second-Hottest Winter Ever Recorded

February 2020 was the second-hottest February ever recorded. And according to a Friday report by scientists at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Northern Hemisphere winter months as a whole – December 2019 through February 2020 – were also the… Continue Reading “Planet Earth Just Experienced second-Hottest Winter Ever Recorded”

US National parks are suddenly free to visit, But this might put people in danger

Three days of rejuvenation in Canyonlands National Park seemed the perfect bridge from winter to summer. But like so many other spring break national park escapes, our plans to pitch tents in the Needles Campground next week were undone by Corona-virus. Confusion about whether… Continue Reading “US National parks are suddenly free to visit, But this might put people in danger”

Earth’s Magnetic Field is pushing North Pole from Canada towards Siberia

The Earth’s magnetic field, the basis for modern global navigation systems, is constantly in some state of flux. However, it now seems to be going haywire, pushing the North Pole closer to Siberia, and no one’s sure why. The field changes as the molten metals surrounding… Continue Reading “Earth’s Magnetic Field is pushing North Pole from Canada towards Siberia”