Tag: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins Today

MIAMI — There is an 80 percent chance that a hurricane will form in the next 48 hours from an area of low pressure located near the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said today. “This system is likely to become a tropical depression […]

Concerned Scientists Probe Sea Urchin Deaths In Caribbean

SAN JUAN (AP) — Sea urchins are dying across the Caribbean at a pace scientists say could rival a mass die-off that last occurred in 1983, alarming many who warn the trend could further decimate already frail coral reefs in the region. Dive shops first began reporting the deaths in February, perplexing scientists and worrying […]

4 Major Hurricanes Forecast For 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season -Colorado State University

FORT COLLINS — The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to include four major hurricanes with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour (178 km per hour), forecasters at Colorado State University said on Thursday. A total of 19 tropical storms with winds of at least 39 mph (63 kph) and nine hurricanes […]

Floods and Torrential Rains Close Schools In Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — Dozens of schools in Puerto Rico closed on Monday following torrential rains that caused widespread flooding and several landslides across the territory over the weekend. The severe weather also knocked over several trees and forced authorities to close various main roads, with more than a dozen people remaining in shelters after their […]

St. Croix Native Appointed To NOAA Leadership Team In Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced key members of the agency’s leadership who will work to tackle climate change, promote equity throughout the agency, build up the coastal economy, develop a new generation of environmental satellites, manage ocean fisheries and endangered wildlife and improve public resilience to extreme weather and climate […]

Future Hurricanes and Typhoons Will Cover Greater Swaths of the Earth

MIAMI — A new, Yale-led study suggests the 21st century will see an expansion of hurricanes and typhoons into mid-latitude regions, which includes major cities such as New York, Boston, Beijing, and Tokyo. Writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, the study’s authors said tropical cyclones — hurricanes and typhoons — could migrate northward and southward in their […]

DPNR To Study Boating And Angling Activity In The U.S. Virgin Islands

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that the Division of Fish and Wildlife has started the BOATING AND ANGLING INFORMATION TRIAL (B.A.I.T.), a fourteen-month research study on vessel activity. The study is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and […]

Caribbean Beach Communities Strive To Shut Out Tsunami Risk

BRIDGETOWN — As hotels grab prime seafront land along Barbados’ west coast, the road through Mullins offers an increasingly rare “window to the sea” with unhindered views over the blond beach and shallow Caribbean waters beyond. But for Kimberley Agard, who chairs the local district emergency organization, it’s this proximity to the sea that puts […]

Tropical Storm Wanda Forms In The North-Central Atlantic

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Wanda formed over the Atlantic Ocean today — and while it isn’t expected to make landfall, it’s still making history. For only the third time ever, forecasters have run out of the typical alphabetical names for storms, forcing them to seek an additional naming system for any storms that occur for […]

U.N. Deep-Sea Mining Rules Unlikely To Be Completed By 2023 Deadline, Latin American Countries Say

BOGATA — Regulations governing deep-sea mining will take longer to finalize due to the global pandemic, a group of Latin American countries said, creating uncertainty for companies looking to mine the sea bed for metals, including cobalt and nickel. The delayed negotiations also pose a potential difficulty for companies seeking financing from investors to mine […]