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This year’s hurricane season is on pace to be the most active of all time, so it’s no wonder that the tropics remain very busy. The National Hurricane Center now sees several tropical waves in the Atlantic storm basin. Tropical Storm Sally is just off the west coast of Florida and is expected to strengthen …

Shellfish growers harvest farmed oysters from the Damariscotta River in Maine in 2017. NOAA awards grants to small businesses working to develop tools to advance sustainable U.S. aquaculture. Courtesy/C. Katalinas/Maine Sea Grant NOAA News: NOAA has awarded $3.1 million in grants to 21 small businesses from 14 states to support the development of innovative technology …

Hurricane Humberto is expected to become a powerful extratropical cyclone later today, with large swells affecting Bermuda and much of the US east coast. With maximum sustained winds of 110mph, the storm is now 415 miles northeast of Bermuda – and tracking in a northeasterly direction. Powerful energy from the storm will track towards the …

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at NOAA on Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, according to three people familiar with the discussion. That threat …

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. They say NOAA’s action risks the credibility of the nation’s weather and science agency and may even risk lives. Dismay came …

President Trump holds a doctored chart as he talks with reporters after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House, on Wednesday in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP President Trump holds a doctored chart as he talks with reporters after receiving a briefing on Hurricane …

In a statement attributed to an unnamed NOAA spokesperson, the agency said Trump had been given information from August 28 until Monday that Dorian could impact Alabama. “From Wednesday, August 28, through Monday, September 2, the information provided by NOAA and the National Hurricane Center to President Trump and the wider public demonstrated that tropical-storm-force …

Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environment. September 6 at 7:00 PM The Federal agency that oversees the National Weather Service has sided with President Trump over its own scientists in the ongoing controversy over whether or not Alabama was at risk of a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian. …

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Trump reportedly made the suggestion during a meeting with top security officials Using nuclear weapons to destroy hurricanes is not a good idea, a US scientific agency has said, following reports that President Donald Trump wanted to explore the option. The Axios news website said Mr Trump had asked …