10 Years Later: Restoring Injured Natural Resources after Cosco Busan

Posted Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:31
By Alyssa Gray, NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration

This is the last in a week-long series of blogs in remembrance of the Cosco Busan oil spill that happened a decade ago on Nov. 7, 2007. This piece focuses on the continued restoration efforts funded by the $44.4 million settlement and takes a closer look at two species in particular — eelgrass and rockweed.

Sentinels of the Coast: Surveying the Beaches After Cosco Busan

Posted Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:18
By Mary Jane Schramm

This is the fourth in a week-long series of blogs in remembrance of the Cosco Busan oil spill that happened a decade ago on Nov. 7, 2007. Mary Jane Schramm shares the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary’s response efforts and the volunteer involvement that took place following the spill.

The Initial Call: Looking Back 10 Years to the Day of the Cosco Busan Oil Spill

Posted Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:47
By Jordan Stout

This is the second in a week-long series of blogs in remembrance of the Cosco Busan oil spill that happened a decade ago on Nov. 7, 2007. In his blog, Jordan Stout goes back to the morning of the spill and the days and months that followed.

Remembering Cosco Busan: An Overview of the 2007 Oil Spill

Posted Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:36
By Patrise Henkel

This is the first in a week-long series of blogs in remembrance of the Cosco Busan oil spill that happened 10 years ago on Nov. 7, 2007. In this blog, Patrise Henkel offers an overview of the spill, its impact on the San Francisco Bay and the outcome that followed.

Restoring New York-New Jersey Harbor

Posted Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:14

Millions of people live, work, and play in the New York-New Jersey Harbor area which supports a multi-billion dollar port, a transportation hub, and an industrial complex. These activities and its dense population are a tremendous asset to our Nation’s economy but also put immense pressures on the natural resources we depend on for our livelihood.

For Better Chemical Safety, NOAA and EPA Work to Improve Data Sharing During Emergencies

Posted Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:26

When a disaster occurs, it’s critical that the organizations involved in the response can communicate and share information quickly and effectively.

That means groups as diverse and numerous as emergency management, fire service, law enforcement, emergency medical, and responders from local, state, tribal, and federal governments all need to be on the same page. At NOAA, we’re working with our partners to help ensure that the information responders need flows quickly and accurately—when they need it.