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Weekly News: January 2009

NOAA San Francisco Tide Station

Sensitive to Sea-level Rise? New Report Sheds Light

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in collaboration with NOAA and U.S. Geological Survey, recently released a report that discusses the impacts of sea-level rise on the coast, coastal communities, and the habitats and species that depend on coastal areas, with a focus on the eight coastal states from New York to North Carolina. More...

a lionfish

Rapid Responders Capture First Lionfish Invader in Sanctuary

On January 7, rapid responders removed the first reported invasive lionfish from the waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary within 24 hours of notification. This marks the first arrival of lionfish into the Florida Keys since the species became established in U.S. waters in 2000. More...

A researcher demonstrates filtering water with a sari in Bangladesh

NOAA Distinguished Scholar Uses Ocean Observations to Predict Cholera Outbreaks

Dr. Rita Colwell, a distinguished scholar from the NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative (OHHI), recently developed a new way to use ocean observation tools to predict cholera outbreaks. More...

Juliana Blackwell, new NGS Director

New Director to Make a Mark at the National Geodetic Survey

Juliana P. Blackwell has been named the new director of NOAA’s Office of National Geodetic Survey (NGS). As the first woman to head the nation’s oldest federal science agency, Blackwell will have a big job: overseeing management of the nation’s spatial reference system. More...

clean up crew on Delaware River following Athos I spill

Restoration Plan for Delaware River Announced

NOAA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware are seeking public comment on a restoration plan to repair and improve shoreline and habitats of the Delaware River damaged by a ship oil spill in 2004. More...