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NOAA’s GOES-16 weather satellite delivers 'flashy' first images from its lightning mapper!

NOAA’s GOES-16 weather satellite delivers 'flashy' first images from its lightning mapper!

 During heavy rain, GLM data will show when thunderstorms are stalled or if they are gathering strength.  

For most of America, 2016 has been recorded as the second hottest year in history!

For most of America, 2016 has been recorded as the second hottest year in history!

 Average temperatures across the entirety of the lower 48 states were nearly 3 degrees Fahrenheit above normal.

Humpback whale stranded in Moriches Bay to possibly be euthanised: Reports

Humpback whale stranded in Moriches Bay to possibly be euthanised: Reports

One local even tried dredging the sand to dig a canal to allow for deeper waters, however, due to safety, the police and the coast guard have kept them away.

Earth's warm October not record; 2016 on track to be hottest year ever!

Earth's warm October not record; 2016 on track to be hottest year ever!

From May 2015 to August 2016, Earth set monthly heat records for 16 straight months.

US gears up to launch the most scientifically advanced weather satellite this week!

US gears up to launch the most scientifically advanced weather satellite this week!

Japan Meteorological Agency’s Himawari-8 satellite, launched in 2014 and Himawari-9, launched on November 1 have the similar capabilities of GOES-R.

Humpback whale entangled in shallow waters since August finally swims free! - Watch video

Humpback whale entangled in shallow waters since August finally swims free! - Watch video

The 12-metre whale had come very close to the beach in just about one-metre water when it became entangled in the net. 

Beware: Rescuing wild animals can actually cause them harm!

Beware: Rescuing wild animals can actually cause them harm!

Because of increasing reports of these 'rescues', the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been compelled to put out an advisory this week warning people against interfering with the local wildlife.

What caused the monster El Nino in 2015?

What caused the monster El Nino in 2015?

El Nino and La Nina are the warm and cool phases of a recurring climate pattern across the tropical Pacific Ocean called the El Nino-Southern Oscillation, or ENSO. 

2016 Indian summer could prove to be the hottest ever: IMD

2016 Indian summer could prove to be the hottest ever: IMD

The US' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOOA) has also stated that 2016 is likely to beat 2015 as the hottest year on record globally.

Record leap in carbon dioxide in 2015; largest y-o-y rise in 56 years!

Record leap in carbon dioxide in 2015; largest y-o-y rise in 56 years!

The annual growth rate of carbon dioxide jumped by 3.05 parts per million (ppm) during 2015, the largest year-on-year increase in 56 years.

Casper – The friendly ‘ghost-like’ octopod found near Hawaii!

Casper – The friendly ‘ghost-like’ octopod found near Hawaii!

Nicknamed ‘Casper’ after the cartoon ghost, the creature was found by a remotely operated vehicle at a depth of around 2.5 miles (4km) off Necker Island in the Hawaiian Archipelago.

'January 2016 hottest since records began'

'January 2016 hottest since records began'

This was the highest January average since records began in 1880, NOAA said in a statement.

Planet shatters warming records, 2015 hottest `by far`

Planet shatters warming records, 2015 hottest `by far`

Not only was 2015 the warmest worldwide since 1880, it shattered the previous record held in 2014 by the widest margin ever observed, said the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Ozone hole gets bigger, Earth to bear more UV damage

The 2015 Antarctic ozone hole area was larger and formed later than in recent years, scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have said.

NASA says Antarctic ozone hole area approaches annual maximum

NASA says Antarctic ozone hole area approaches annual maximum

The Antarctic ozone hole, located above the South Pole, expands during every Southern Hemisphere Antarctic spring.