- RI fishermen to receive funds to improve sustainability Updated: Jun-28-15 12:26 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island fishermen are to receive up to $475,000 in federal funds to support research aimed at improving sustainability of local fisheries.
- NOAA reviewing responses to humpback sanctuary expansion Updated: Jun-23-15 12:01 pm
LIHUE, Hawaii - Federal officials are sifting through more than 3,000 written testimonies about a proposal to expand the boundaries of a sanctuary for humpback whales in Hawaii waters.
- Coast Guard cutter Healy heads out on Arctic expedition Updated: Jun-20-15 11:08 am
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Washington - U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Jason Hamilton, of Bainbridge Island, will lead a crew of 150 on an unprecedented expedition to study the Arctic Ocean.
- Fishery council asks NOAA for emergency action on monitors Updated: Jun-18-15 6:22 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - A key regulatory fishing council is asking the federal government for emergency action to suspend the at-sea monitoring program required of the New England groundfishing industry.
- Residents oppose plans to turn Maunalua Bay into sanctuary Updated: Jun-18-15 1:38 pm
HONOLULU - Opposition is growing for a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan to expand a humpback whale sanctuary in east Oahu.
- Average Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' predicted this summer Updated: Jun-17-15 4:14 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Federal scientists expect an average oxygen-starved "dead zone" off Louisiana's coast this summer, an area of nearly 5,500 square miles, or about the size of Connecticut.
- NOAA wants charter vessel operator for gear research Updated: Jun-13-15 11:34 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Federal fishing regulators are looking for a charter vessel operator to help study the efficiency of fishing trawlers' gear.
- Death of sea lions found to be caused by humans Updated: Jun-12-15 2:46 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Federal officials are saying several of the 15 Stellar sea lions found dead last week near Cordova had wounds indicating they had been "deliberately killed."
- Northern California marine sanctuaries expanded Updated: Jun-09-15 9:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Federal officials say the expansion of Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries off Northern California's coast has taken effect.
- Forget April showers, this May was wettest in US records Updated: Jun-08-15 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Feeling soggy? Last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States, according to federal meteorologists.
- RI coastal management agency awarded $1.35M federal grant Updated: Jun-07-15 2:02 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's Coastal Resources Management Council has been awarded $1.35 million to support jobs and improve coastal water quality.
- New fed data shows no stopping or slowing of global warming Updated: Jun-04-15 2:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Global warming has not stopped or even slowed in the past 18 years, according to a new federal study that rebuts doubters who've claimed that that heating trends have paused.
- Prudence Island land to be protected with federal grant Updated: May-31-15 10:55 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a grant to protect 103 acres of land on Prudence Island from future development.
- State to release Puget Sound steelhead in lakes, not rivers Updated: May-30-15 12:38 pm
SEATTLE - Thousands of hatchery-raised steelhead trout will be released into Washington lakes rather than Puget Sound rivers this year, after federal biologists said they want to do a fuller review to ensure that hatchery fish don't harm federally threatened wild steelhead.