PMEL in the News
A new “blob” is brewing, and it’s set to seriously impact marine life off B.C.’s coast
A new marine heat wave spreading across a portion of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia has so far grown into one of the largest of its kind in the last four decades, officials say, second only to the infamous "blob" that disrupted marine life five years ago. Greg Johnson is featured in this video segment.
2019 will go down as one of the hottest years on record, scientists say
Temperatures hit historic highs in August and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says to expect more record heat through the rest of 2019. In Ohio, the average summer temperature for June, July, and August was 72.1 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1.1 degrees above average. Greg Johnson is featured.
NOAA predicts a warm finish to 2019 across the United States
Although the fall officially arrived earlier this week, summer-like weather is still occurring throughout much of the United States. According to data released recently by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a warm-weather pattern is expected to continue through the end of the year. Greg Johnson is featured.
Scientists: second-hottest August ever, more heat ahead
After a month of historically high temperatures around the world in August, national climate officials anticipate more of the same through the rest of 2019. Greg Johnson is quoted.
Baby oysters can't build healthy shells in Washington's acidified waters
Oysters are one of the iconic foods of the Pacific Northwest. But their survival is under serious threat thanks to ocean acidification, sometimes called the “evil twin” of climate change. Richard Feely is mentioned.