April 19, 2017 - The testing process for determining toxicity is detailed, rigorous, and time consuming. Yet, knowing a substance’s toxic levels is important to understanding the potential risks posed to people’s health and to the environment. NOAA marine ecologist Alan Mearns explores the science of toxicity testing.
April 18, 2017 - Earth Day is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to get involved and support efforts working toward a clean environment and healthy planet. NOAA's Marine Debris Program suggests ways you can help all year long.
April 10, 2017 - How do you return a dumpsite to productive wetlands? Read about our work at the Raleigh Street Dump Site in Florida and a recent award from the Environmental Protection Agency for restoration at the site.
April 5, 2017 - Federal and state agencies worked quickly to scale up the emergency response, clean up the spill, mount a large-scale effort to assess the injuries to wildlife and other natural resources, and record how these lost resources adversely affected the public. When the cleanup was finished, and the injuries were determined, another challenge came: NOAA and other agencies had to close down the largest damage assessment field operation in the nation’s history.