Category Archives: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Billfish Conservation Act passes, goes to Obama

After four years of work, recreational anglers and ocean conservationists can celebrate a rare feat: the Billfish Conservation Act passed the Senate and is now headed to President Obama’s desk for signature. Read all about it here.

TV weather dude on heat wave: If no global warming, we wouldn’t have this

I always wondered — during all the man times I watched the tee vee meteorologists in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton market — why they didn’t say something, anything, about climate change. So, it is thusly encouraging to finally hear one such person (a buckaroo) speak about the connection between a heat wave and the changing climate. As I write, the temp here in the Burlington, Vt., area is 91F

Please help us wipe out the resource we depend on

This is really sad. No, I take that back. It’s sorrowful. Read about the debacle here.

Too many fish are being caught, report says

And the catch level is making it harder for some aquatic species to maintain viable populations. Read about it here.

Weather runs hot and cold, so scientists Look to the Arctic sea ice

Amid wild temperature swings, suspicion is focused on the decline of sea ice in the Arctic, believed to be a consequence of the human release of greenhouse gases. The NY Times has this article.

A milestone in fisheries management

That’s the underlying theme of this nice NY Times editorial. And a bipartisan law made it possible.

Obama admin clarifies endangered species listings

On the good side: Political boundaries, like the one that divides Wyoming from Idaho, don’t matter when it comes to fauna and flora on the ground. Only ecological boundaries count, as nature long ago decided was going to be the case. That’s my reading of the Obama team’s new way of doing business under the Endangered Species Act, as described in this article.