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2015 Shattered All Temperature Records, And It Wasn't Just El Niño

In a joint statement this morning, NASA and NOAA confirmed that 2015 was the hottest year on record by a huge margin. We basically knew this — scientists have been calling it since at least July — but now that the official numbers are in, we can see just how wacky a year it was.


Meet NASA's Newest Ocean-Exploring Satellite

SpaceX launched the planet’s newest oceanographic satellite this morning. Here’s the scoop on Jason-3, and how “sea level” is one of those little white lies you learned in school.


LIVE: Watch As SpaceX Launches A New Ocean Satellite And Attempts A Barge Landing

We’re on location for today’s SpaceX launch of the Jason-3 ocean monitoring satellite. Afterwards, SpaceX will make their first barge landing attempt in the Pacific Ocean. Join us as we report live from Vandenberg Air Force Base!


Here's The Most Complete Ocean Floor Map Ever Made

What lies beneath the deep blue sea? So much more than you might think.


Drone Captures First Ever Aerial Photos Of Nursing Orca Calf

Here’s your feel good story for the day. NOAA researchers have captured what are probably the best aerial photos of wild Killer Whales ever and are here to explain how the images demonstrate an incredibly strong, collaborative family bond.


This Map Shows The First Snowfalls Across America

A heatwave is keeping most of the US toasty right now, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says they’re all living in denial — winter is coming, and it has a data visualisation to prove it.


Look At Our Record-Breaking Global Heat Wave In One Terrifying Chart

How many months in a row have we run the same headline? Two? Three? Four? NOAA released its global climate report for August yesterday, and guess what? Once again, it’s the hottest month on record. With the year half over now, that makes 2015 a very, very strong contender for hottest year ever.


July Was The Hottest Month In Recorded History

We suspected it was coming, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just confirmed: July 2015 was without a doubt the hottest month in recorded history. Hot damn.


What Would Happen If A Massive Solar Storm Hit The Earth?

We all know that major storms can wreak havoc, flooding cities and decimating infrastructure. But there’s an even bigger worry than wind and rain: space weather. If a massive solar storm hit us, our technology would be wiped out. The entire planet could go dark.


Watch A Robot Explore 2100 Meters Below The Pacific Ocean, Live Right Now

Two robotic submersibles, or ROVs, have just plunged into the warm waters off the coast of Hawaii and are plunging 2100 meters to the sea floor to explore. And it’s happening right now, live. You can watch the squid swim by and visit this remote region that’s never been explored by humans.


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