The Falcon 9 rocket stage, which has spent almost seven years in space, is expected to hit the moon at around 5,700 mph in March.
National Weather Services issued an advisory for coastal regions of the West Coast of the United States and Canada after an underwater volcano erupted near Tonga.
Journalist Mariana van Zeller has described the destructive impact of much legal fishing as "shocking."
With the eight hottest years on record all being within the past decade, climate scientists are worried the warming trend is accelerating.
The NOAA's 5-Year Status Review into Southern Resident killer whales shows no recovery of the species, with experts saying a catastrophic event could devastate the entire population.
The U.S. WWII Muskallunge submarine was sunk as part of a Navy target practice exercise back in 1968.
The critically endangered whale, dubbed Snow Cone, is one of just 70 breeding females left on Earth.
The adult monk seal was suffering from toxoplasmosis and had become malnourished after swallowing multiple hooks and a fishing line.
The creature, which has only been observed two dozen times, was spotted during a deep-sea exploration run by the NOAA.
It comes just weeks after scientists warned that a solar storm could set off voltage alarms and cause radio disruption.
The unusual weather event will hit parts of the U.S. West with heavy rain, snow and winds over the next several days.
Using specially-equipped aircraft the "Hurricane Hunters" fly into the center of storms, collecting meteorological data for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
"In this case, first place is the worst place to be," NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad said in a statement.
One NOAA Hurricane Hunter who spoke to Newsweek compared some moments to "riding a wooden roller coaster through an automatic car wash."
There have already been five named storms during the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season and the recent update said they are included in the mid-season outlook.
There are currently around 90 large wildfires across the U.S. that have burned over 1.8 million acres of land across 12 states.
It is estimated that there are only around 1,400 monks seals left living in the Hawaiian Islands.
The first day of summer began in the Northern Hemisphere on June 20, as the summer solstice brings the longest days of the year.
Federal investment needs to support and trust bottom-up contributions from other entities if we are to protect ourselves from far worse hurricane seasons yet to come.
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is predicting that there will be 13 to 20 named storms, which have wind speeds of 39 mph or higher, in 2021. Among them, NOAA predicts that six to 10 could become hurricanes, with wind speeds of 74 mph or higher.
Witness Cristina Maldonado told Newsweek the whale was "was horribly distressed. Tail thrashing, struggling with every wave."
The NOAA deputy director says extreme dryness in swaths of U.S. is "definitely something we're watching and very concerned about."
The hurricane is expected to bring heavy rainfall, meaning potential risks of flash flooding and mudslides.
Scientists announced the start of Solar Cycle 25, signaling the end of the solar minimum, on September 15.
Scientists have widely criticized David Legates' appointment, with one expert stating that "the bottom of the barrel has been scraped pretty thin."
Firefighters are making progress with containing the Almeda Drive Fire.
The stronger the gust, the more deadly the fire.
"La Niña" is a periodic climate pattern characterized by cooling of the sea surface in some parts of the Pacific Ocean.
The majority of the lower 48 had "above" to "much above" average temperatures this summer.
Several large new fires broke out across California over the weekend.