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4 years 1 month ago

NOAA: Under water oil plumes confirmed

The government says water tests have confirmed underwater oil plumes as far as 142 miles from the BP oil spill, but that concentrations are "very low." NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco said that the tests conducted at three sites by a University of South Florida research vessel confirmed oil as...

4 years 1 month ago

NOAA to make 2010 hurricane season forecast

Federal forecasters are set to announce their predictions for the six-month Atlantic hurricane season that starts June 1, with a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that could lay in the path of potential storms. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers will issue their seasonal outlook Thursday...

4 years 9 months ago

Feds reviewing humpback whale status

The federal government is considering taking the humpback whale off the endangered species list in response to data showing the population of the massive marine mammal has been steadily growing in recent decades. Known for their acrobatic leaps from the sea and complex singing patterns, humpback whales were nearly...

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