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NOAA Releases 2021 Hawaii Marine Debris Action Plan

The 2021 Hawaii Marine Debris Action Plan has been announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program (MDP). The collaborative document comes about as a result of significant consultations with various stakeholders. It aims to provide a blueprint for dealing with marine debris in Hawaii over the next…
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January 14, 2022
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Past eight years: Warmest since modern recordkeeping began

Earth's global average surface temperature in 2021 tied with 2018 as the sixth warmest on record, according to independent analyses done by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Continuing the planet's long-term warming trend, global temperatures in 2021 were 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.85 degrees Celsius) above the…
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January 14, 2022
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Earth’s climate went off the rails in 2021, reports show

Global warming became local to a new and devastating extent in 2021, with the year ranking as the sixth-warmest on record, according to new, independent data from NASA, NOAA and Berkeley Earth. Why it matters: Each year's data adds to the relentless long-term trend, which shows rapid warming due overwhelmingly…
bubmag
January 13, 2022
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NOAA Report: U.S. Ocean Enterprise Sector Grew 60% Since 2015

The number of companies that provide the technologies to observe and measure ocean dynamics has grown significantly since 2015, according to a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report. The U.S. Ocean Enterprise Report finds that this cluster of ocean research-related businesses, called the “Ocean Enterprise,” provides essential support to…
bubmag
December 17, 2021
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NOAA Updates Its Marine Ecosystem Website

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced the launch of its latest version of the National Marine Ecosystem Status website. The site provides all of NOAA’s ecosystem data in one convenient place. The website is designed to offer a host of stakeholders and an in-depth look into marine…
bubmag
November 13, 2021
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The US is making its biggest investment in broadband internet ever

Last Friday, the House of Representatives passed a historic infrastructure bill, which includes $1.2 trillion allocated towards supporting planes, trains, energy systems—and the largest investment ever for broadband internet, to the tune of $65 billion. President Biden is expected to sign it into law on Monday. More than 30 million…
bubmag
November 12, 2021