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    ‘​Sharpiegate’: Commerce Department Blocks Release of Inspector General’s Report

    Sharpiegate’: Commerce Department Blocks Release of Inspector General’s Report

    President Trump‘s claim last September that Hurricane Dorian was headed for Alabama’s gulf coast was quickly refuted by employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). An independent investigation found that NOAA’s chief violated the agency’s ethics when he backed Trump’s warning and doctored map that used a Sharpie to alter the storm’s path, […]

    NOAA Officials Backed Trump’s False Dorian Claims Under Threat of Firing, Sources Say

    NOAA Officials Backed Trump’s False Dorian Claims Under Threat of Firing, Sources Say

    On Monday, EcoWatch reported how National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials had sided with President Donald Trump‘s false claims that Hurricane Dorian would impact Alabama and against the National Weather Service (NWS) office that moved swiftly to correct the record. Now, new information reported by The New York Times Monday reveals that the NOAA […]

    July 2019 Was the Hottest Month Ever Recorded, NOAA Confirms

    July 2019 Was the Hottest Month Ever Recorded, NOAA Confirms

    Humanity faced its hottest month in at least 140 years in July, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Thursday. The finding confirms similar analysis provided by its EU counterparts. “Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat,” NOAA said on its website. “The record warmth also shrank Arctic and Antarctic sea […]

    Warming Oceans Strongly Linked to Sea Star Die-Off

    Warming Oceans Strongly Linked to Sea Star Die-Off

    A sea star once “as common as a robin” off the Pacific coast of the U.S. is now considered an endangered species in the southern part of its range, and new research suggests climate change might be partly to blame. Since 2013, a sea star wasting disease has devastated around 20 sea star species between […]

    Late Night Comics School Trump on Climate Science

    Late Night Comics School Trump on Climate Science

    The hosts of three major late night talk shows found President Donald Trump‘s most recent tweet on climate change so laughable that they devoted bits to it on their shows Tuesday night. With temperatures in the Midwest predicted to plunge to life-threatening lows, Trump repeated his favorite cold-weather tradition early Tuesday morning by tweeting climate […]

    Crucial Climate Data Archive Taken Offline Amid Shutdown

    Crucial Climate Data Archive Taken Offline Amid Shutdown

    A number of websites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are currently unavailable for public access due to a “lapse in appropriations” from the ongoing government shutdown, an agency spokesperson told The Hill. For instance, the website for the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)—a vast and significant archive of historical climate, oceanic, […]

    How the Government Shutdown Could Impact the Nation’s Environment

    How the Government Shutdown Could Impact the Nation’s Environment

    A partial government shutdown continued for a third day Monday as legislators left the capital for the holidays, CNBC reported Monday. The shutdown is due to an impasse between President Donald Trump and Congress over $5 billion in funding for Trump’s border wall, a construction project that would have devastating consequences for wildlife in the […]

    Reindeer Numbers Have Fallen by More than Half in 2 Decades

    Reindeer Numbers Have Fallen by More than Half in 2 Decades

    It’s a sad Christmas for the world’s reindeer—the antlered Arctic grazers associated with all things Santa Claus. Their numbers have fallen by more than half in the past 20 years, and climate change is likely to blame. The latest numbers come from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s 2018 Arctic Report Card, which listed the […]