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Tsunami May Have Hit Jersey This Month Tsunami May Have Hit Jersey This Month
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According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, a weather event witnessed in New Jersey earlier this month may very well have been a tsunami. This would be a rare event for …

Hawaii: 5.3 Earthquake Hits Just Off Big Island Hawaii: 5.3 Earthquake Hits Just Off Big Island

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Hawaii’s Big Island this week. The rumble occurred at around 2 pm local time, and hit just 34 miles off the southeastern coast of Pahala, Hawaii. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, residents throughout …

Hurricane Strength Forecasts Improved by NASA Study Hurricane Strength Forecasts Improved by NASA Study

A new NASA study shows that hurricane forecasters may soon be able to better predict hurricane and tropical storm strength by analyzing their relative-humidity levels. The study, published recently in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, looked at relative humidity data …

Your Bitching Was Justified: July Was Officially the Hottest Month on Record Your Bitching Was Justified: July Was Officially the Hottest Month on Record

If your experience was similar to mine, your Facebook news feeds and Twitter streams during July were inundated with posts complaining about the friggin’ heat. It wasn’t just my friends, as I’m guilty as anyone else. I’m usually a pansy …

Severe Weather Alerts To Be Sent Via Text Soon Severe Weather Alerts To Be Sent Via Text Soon

A little over a week ago we brought you news that the iOS 6 beta included the option to turn certain kinds of government issued alerts on and off. There were two basic kinds of alerts that you could receive: …

NOAA To Start Using Google Apps For Government NOAA To Start Using Google Apps For Government

In what is a pretty significant endorsement of Google’s wares, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has switched over to Google Apps for Government and thus become the largest government agency in the United States to adopt cloud-based email service. …

Hurricane Irene: She Makes Great Internet Content Hurricane Irene: She Makes Great Internet Content

Hurricane Irene is not only growing in size as a storm–potential Category 4 by the time it hits the United States, something that’s sure to make the countries that have already dealt with Irene feel better–she’s also a big hit …

NOAA Launches Website To Track Gulf Oil Spill
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched a website with near-real-time information about the response to the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill.

The site, GeoPlatform.gov features data on the oil spill’s path, fishery closed areas, wildlife and place-based Gulf Coast resources such as pinpointed locations of oiled shoreline and daily positions of research ships, into one customizable interactive map powered by Google.