NOAA http://nwpr.org en Feds Stand By Current Dam, Salmon Plan For Columbia http://nwpr.org/post/feds-stand-current-dam-salmon-plan-columbia <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal government Friday said its plan to protect the Columbia River’s endangered salmon and steelhead is working. That means little would change for dam operations on the West's biggest river.</span></p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:20:05 +0000 Courtney Flatt 40227 at http://nwpr.org Feds Stand By Current Dam, Salmon Plan For Columbia Grills NOAA Nominee On Ocean Acidification Funding http://nwpr.org/post/grills-noaa-nominee-ocean-acidification-funding <p></p><p>Concern about ocean acidification was in the spotlight during a confirmation hearing for the next head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Washington Senator Maria Cantwell grilled the nominee, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, about proposed cuts to a monitoring program. Special sensors mounted on NOAA buoys help growers anticipate upwelling of acidic water and protect their stocks.</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:15:03 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 34466 at http://nwpr.org NOAA Drone Flying Experimentally Off Olympic Coast http://nwpr.org/post/noaa-tests-flying-drone-olympic-coast <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/062013TB_NOAAdrone_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Civilian use of aerial drones is still greatly restricted, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has won permission to test a small unmanned aircraft off the Olympic Coast of Washington.&#160;</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;two-week trial run by the&#160;federal science agency is now underway.</span><p>The NOAA drone looks like an oversized remote-control model airplane. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:41:11 +0000 Tom Banse 29713 at http://nwpr.org NOAA Drone Flying Experimentally Off Olympic Coast NOAA Hopes to Foster Ideas and Future Collaboration http://nwpr.org/post/noaa-hopes-foster-ideas-and-future-collaboration <p>Environmentalists, farmers and irrigators could play a bigger role in creating long term management policies for Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead. The government has asked two university programs in Oregon and Washington to act as mediators over the next six months, talking with more than 200 organizations, states and tribes in order to find a better way of managing fish. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:24:01 +0000 Aaron Kunz 19915 at http://nwpr.org NOAA Hopes to Foster Ideas and Future Collaboration Northwest Lawmakers Say Tsunami Debris Grants Not Enough http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-lawmakers-say-tsunami-debris-grants-not-enough <p>Lawmakers from the Northwest are asking the federal government to provide millions of dollars to clean up debris from the tsunami that hit Japan last year. But Matt Laslo reports from the nation&rsquo;s capital that thus far the region is only eligible for thousands of dollars. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 23:04:29 +0000 Matt Laslo 11779 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Lawmakers Say Tsunami Debris Grants Not Enough Researchers On Hunt For Killer Whales' Winter Hideout http://nwpr.org/post/researchers-hunt-killer-whales-winter-hideout <p>This week, federal biologists will cast off on a research cruise from NOAA&#39;s new home port in Newport, Oregon. They hope to crack an enduring mystery about some of the most studied killer whales on earth. Namely, where do the Northwest&#39;s resident orca whales go in the winter? Correspondent Tom Banse has more. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 14:24:38 +0000 Tom Banse 3033 at http://nwpr.org Researchers On Hunt For Killer Whales' Winter Hideout