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U.S. Coastal Waters Less Toxic Than 20 Years Ago

U.S. Coastal Waters Less Toxic Than 20 Years Ago

SILVER SPRING, Maryland, May 12, 2008 (ENS) – U.S. environmental laws enacted in the 1970s are reducing overall contaminant levels in coastal waters of the United States, finds a 20 year study released today by scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA. But the study shows continuing elevated levels of toxic metals and…

Developing Countries Get Help to Cope with Climate Change

Developing Countries Get Help to Cope with Climate Change

WASHINGTON, DC, February 28, 2008 (ENS) – Assistance for developing countries to manage water resources, combat drought, and measure climate change will be forthcoming under a new agreement signed today by the World Bank and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department. The first projects are planned for…

New Sun Cycle Raises Risk of Disruptive Solar Storms

New Sun Cycle Raises Risk of Disruptive Solar Storms

BOULDER, Colorado, January 7, 2008 (ENS) – Space weather forecasters have identified a new sunspot on the surface of the Sun as the first sign of a fresh cycle of increased solar activity that could affect power grids, critical military, civilian and airline communications, even cell phones and bank machine transactions on Earth. The sunspot…