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April 2014

March 2014 – 4th warmest on record

March 2014 was the fourth warmest ever recorded in 135 years of global temperature monitoring. On average, the globe was 1.3 F warmer than normal. Siberia was a whopping 9 degrees F warmer and Denmark and Norway were up by 7 degrees F. No so here, you say? You’d be …

NOAA to focus on Weather and Ice in the Arctic

As the next to follow suit and release a plan for Arctic activities, earlier this week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published their plan for the Arctic. The plan focuses mainly on the missions of NOAA – weather, climate, and resource management. The full report is here: http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/NOAAarcticactionplan2014.pdf The …

Investing in restoration pays

A report released by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) says that every federal dollar spent produces a return on investment of $7-9. Habitat restoration projects generated $326 million dollars in economic activity nation wide. This is without inclusion of potential additional benefits of ecological services, improved recreational opportunities, …