Entries by Newswire

Congratulatory Letter from President Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton congratulates NOAA on the 10th anniversary of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve. NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News Note: Newswire stories are provided as a courtesy of OceanDoctor.org. Content of these articles is provided by external sources.

Following the Flush From Land to Sea in Hawai’i

When you hear “pipeline” in Hawai’i, the first thing you think of is that quintessential North Shore surf break – a heaving wall of tropical blue water arcing towards shore. Recent research, however, is showing that there’s another, far less appealing but far more direct association brewing between pipelines and coastal waters. Sewage is a […]

Report Challenges Offshore Drilling Plans in Arctic

Opening the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil development, where several energy companies are pressing to drill, poses risks of devastating spills complicated by harsh weather and months of winter darkness, a new report said. SeaWeb – Ocean News Note: Newswire stories are provided as a courtesy of OceanDoctor.org. Content of these articles is provided by […]

NOAA, Partners: Growing Hypoxic Zones Reduce Habitat for Billfish and Tuna

Billfish and tuna, important commercial and recreational fish species, may be more vulnerable to fishing pressure because of shrinking habitat according to a new study published by scientists from NOAA, The Billfish Foundation, and University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. NOAA News Releases Note: Newswire stories are provided as a courtesy […]

Plastic Bag Bans Aren’t the End of the World, Just Ask Edmonds

Single-use plastic bag bans aren’t the end of the world, as the plastic lobby would have us believe. They do, however, prevent wastes from floating to the end of the world. Plastic bags are made to last forever, yet they are marketed for single use. Ironic? Perhaps. Problematic? Definitely. Especially for those places where even […]