PMEL in the News
'The Blob' may be to Blame for Warmer Temperatures
It isn't something straight out of a sci-fi movie, though it certainly sounds like it. "The blob" is the subject of some real-life scientific research.
Greens Ask EPA to Regulate Carbon Dioxide
The Environmental Protection Agency should regulate carbon dioxide, as it does other harmful substances, because the world's oceans and sea life face "an unprecedented crisis" from acidification, environmentalists say.
Ocean Acidification affects Alaskan waters
A new study from NOAA shows that ocean acidification may make it difficult for Alaskan coastal waters to support shellfish hatcheries by 2040 unless costly mitigation efforts are implemented.
Washington's Wildfire Season Gets Off to an Early, Unprecedented Start
The Sleepy Hollow fire raced down the crisp Sage Hills, straight toward the Broadview neighborhood in the apple capital of the world.
Cyclone Raquel to Give El Nino a Major Kick Along
It's a great time to be a weather watcher if extremes or unusual events get your pulse running. Australia entered July with little if any natural snow on its alpine peaks although Thursday's cold front helped bring some relief to the struggling ski resorts.