As you go about trimming trees, lighting candles, and nipping eggnog, keep in mind the impacts the holidays can have on the planet.
We offer a few tips to make sure your holidays leave the coasts clean and bright.
We have scheduled a Science of Oil Spills class for the week of February 23–27, 2015 at the NOAA Disaster Response Center in Mobile, Alabama.
We are accepting applications through January 9.
These trainings help oil spill responders increase their understanding of oil spill science when analyzing spills and making risk-based decisions.
January 1, 2015 marks a major milestone in preventing oil spills.
That date is the deadline which the landmark Oil Pollution Act of 1990 specifies for phasing out single-hull tankers in U.S. waters.
This law was inspired by the catastrophic Exxon Valdez oil spill the year before.
After most ship groundings on reefs, hundreds to thousands of small coral fragments may litter the ocean floor, where they would likely die.
By bringing these fragments into coral nurseries, NOAA and our partners give them the opportunity to recover and restore coral reefs across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
These programs are designed to help prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies.
ESI maps provide a concise summary of coastal resources that are at risk if an oil spill occurs nearby.
Find out how NOAA is helping the Arctic region prepare for climate change and possible oil spills using ERMA.
ADIOS is an oil spill response tool that models how different types of oil weather in the marine environment.
GNOME is a software modeling tool used to predict the possible route pollutants might follow in a body of water.
This software program predicts chemical reactivity for thousands of common hazardous chemicals.
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