News Archive

What's New: September 2009

Ocean observations

Ocean Observations and Critical Response: The Hudson River Story

Ocean observation data proved critical in the days and weeks following a tragic mid-air collision above the Hudson River. More...

Coastal community

NOAA Offers Smart Growth Help for Coastal and Waterfront Communities

NOAA, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the International City/County Management Association, and Rhode Island Sea Grant, released a guide to bring smart growth to coastal and waterfront communities. More...

Jack Dunnigan

Cleaning the Anacostia

On September 12, at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park in Washington, DC, NOAA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Howard University, the Anacostia Watershed Society, and others joined forces to clean up the Anacostia River and its watershed. More...


NOAA Reports Elevated Sea Levels Along the Atlantic Coast

In June and July, NOAA scientists discovered elevated sea levels along the entire U.S. East Coast. After observing water levels to 0.15 to 0.61 meters (six inches to two feet) higher than originally predicted, NOAA scientists from the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) began analyzing data from select tide stations and buoys from Maine to Florida. More...