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NOAA predicts ‘above average’ 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season

We could be in for a busy hurricane season, which starts in less than two weeks.

$1.25M awarded to Battleship’s Living with Water plan to reduce flooding

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded Battleship North Carolina $1,250,000 for its Living with Water project to address flooding and increase resiliency.

Investigators seeking tips after Florida dolphins found shot, stabbed

After two dolphins were recently found dead in Florida, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is offering up to a $20,000 reward for any information that helps find out who is responsible.

US officials granting $29 million for coastal protection

Projects to protect Texas marshes from erosion and an Alaska village from the Bering Sea are getting help from some of the 44 grants awarded by the National Coastal Resilience Fund.
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NC native, NOAA storm surge scientist awarded Service to America medal

Jamie R. Rhome with NOAA’s National Hurricane Center has been awarded the prestigious Service to America medal for his pioneering work in forecasting and warning the public about the deadly and destructive inundation of water associated with a hurricane’s storm surge. 

Drought conditions worsen across 14 Southern US states

More than 45 million people across 14 Southern states are now in the midst of what’s being called a “flash drought” that’s cracking farm soil, drying up ponds and raising the risk of wildfires, scientists said Thursday.

New NC research could help commercial fishers keep sharks off gear

North Carolina Sea Grant is collaborating on a new project to keep sharks away from commercial fishing gear.

NOAA assailed for defending Trump’s Hurricane Dorian claim

Former top officials of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are assailing the agency for undermining its weather forecasters as it defends President Donald Trump's statement from days ago that Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama.

Scientists confirm July set new global heat record

Meteorologists say July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880.

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