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MARILAO, PHILIPPINES - MAY 04, 2024: Workers prepare to dump blocks of ice at a pool amid extreme heat in Marilao, Bulacan province. Sweltering conditions strained power grids, sparked health warnings, and left residents desperate for ways to stay cool. May 2024 was the world's warmest May on record. (Image credit: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)

May 2024 was Earth’s Warmest May on Record

6/24/2024 by Param Bhatia

By The globe saw its 12th-consecutive month of record warmth. Last month marked a full year of record-high global temperatures, with May 2024 ranking as the warmest May on record. Earth’s ocean temperatures also set a record high for the 14th month in a row, according to data and… SEE MORE

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South Carolina: Mount Pleasant Invests in Shrimp Industry Future

6/23/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Carli Stewart. town in South Carolina is working to keep the local shrimp fishery alive. Mount Pleasant is known for its natural and cultural heritage, waterfront views, and shrimp. Within the town is the frequently visited Shem Creek, a tidal tributary with a rich history of being a traditional… SEE MORE

As container ships continue to grow in size and ports — like the Port of Oakland in California — grow more congested by the year, NOAA plays an increasingly critical role in U.S. marine transportation. NOAA services and products improve the efficiency of ports and harbors, promote safety, and help to ensure the protection of coastal marine resources. (Image credit: NOAA National Ocean Service)

U.S. Marine Economy Continues Upward Trend

6/22/2024 by Param Bhatia

By $476 billion contribution helps build a ‘greater, more Climate-Ready Nation’ The American marine economy continued to bolster the nation in 2022 as demonstrated by increased sales and jobs, according to the most recent statistics from the annual Marine Economy Satellite Account (MESA) released by two Department of Commerce agencies —… SEE MORE

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Whether It’s Law Or Not, You Need A Fish Descending Device

6/21/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Tanner Deas. When fishing offshore have you ever experienced fish floating on the surface upon release? Wondering to yourself, “Why won’t that fish go down?” or, “Welp, that’s sharkbait…” Maybe you’ve reeled a fish in from the depths and seen its stomach sticking out of its mouth. This happens when… SEE MORE