Swarms of Miniature Robots Simultaneously Clean Up Microplastics and Microbes

5/15/2024 - By When old food packaging, discarded children's toys and other mismanaged plastic waste break down into microplastics, they become even harder to clean up from oceans and waterways. These tiny bits of plastic also attract bacteria, including those that cause disease. In a study in ACS Nano, researchers describe swarms… SEE MORE
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NOAA Groundbreaking for Rhode Island Marine Operations Center

5/13/2024 - By A May 6 groundbreaking event in Rhode Island marked the start of building a new $146.7 million marine operations center for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The future homeport of the NOAA Marine Operations Center-Atlantic is planned for Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island, where the U.S. Navy awarded $146,778,932 to… SEE MORE
Restoration and conservation project planning in Maine’s Scarborough Marsh — one of the coastal zone management projects recommended for funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law — will improve public access and protect areas for marsh migration. (Image credit: Scarborough Land Trust)

Biden-Harris Administration announces $123 million for coastal habitat restoration through Investing in America agenda

5/7/2024 - By Funding will support NOAA’s efforts to increase community resilience to climate change and extreme weather events. Today, Assistant to the President for Science & Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Arati Prabhakar and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere… SEE MORE