(Click to enlarge) A GOES East image of Hurricane Sandy as she approaches the East Coast on October 29, 2012. (Credit: NOAA) Pew Charitable Trust, Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate, held a Capitol Hill briefing on our nation’s response to extreme weather.The speakers discussed trends in extreme weather over the past [...]
Concern over a potential gap in NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather data, caused by delay in launching a new geostationary satellite, led two subcommittees of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology to hold a a hearing titled, “An Overview of the Nation’s Weather Satellite Programs and Policies.”
A decade ago Hurricane Katrina terrorized the Gulf Coast. What began as a tropical depression over the Bahamas quickly spun up into an unstoppable beast of wind and water that laid waste to parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
H.R. 208, Superstorm Sandy Relief and Disaster Loan Program Improvement Act of 2015, introduced in January by Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), was passed by the House this week by voice vote.
Republicans urged National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to buy commercial space-based weather data in order to solve the potential data gap problem, which could last between three and eleven months.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing that approved nine bills and several promotions within the U.S. Coast Guard. Included in the hearing were measures to reform ocean governance, climate change and pollution.
Hurricane Sandy flood victims that filed insurance claims have been described as “severely underpaid” as a result of the sheer amount of claims filed.
“Many tropical cyclones and hurricanes change landscapes forever,” and can impact the future of cities stated Dr. Shuyi Chen, Professor of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the University of Miami.
Senate Commerce Committee Reviews STEM Education, Fisheries Implementation, IUU Fisheries, And Seasonal Forecasting Bills Flounder
Education, fisheries treaties implementation, IUU fisheries, and seasonal forecasting bills gained bipartisan support in a markup today; the fate of these bills will depend on the Senate.