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SC reviews permit applications for offshore seismic surveys; conservation groups opposed

...the coast.DHEC, which must certify the surveys comply with the state coastal program, asked the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last August to be able to review survey applications before the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-20/sc-reviews-permit-application
Thurmond Lake drought restrictions end after five months of reduced outflows

...months, and Hartwell has had below-average rainfall since November, according to the Corps.No drought is expected in the reservoir basin through the end of May, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-05/thurmond-lake-drought-restri
Class of '64: Annapolis produced admirals, CEOs - and this writer

Little did we know, when we reported aboard the Naval Academy more than half a century ago, that these common experiences would bind us together.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-10-04/class-64-annapol
Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

Red tide threatens fishing, tourism economy in northwest Florida; spurs call for more study.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2014-09-17/red-tide-northwest-florida
Shark sightings feed tourism

...stuffed animals and beverages with shark motifs.A study released last month by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found the number of great white sharks off the Eastern U.S. and Canada is surging after decades...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-08-09/shark-sightings-feed-tourism
Toledo water contamination enters 3rd day

...farm runoff and sludge from sewage treatment plants have been building for more than a decade. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a satellite image showing a small but concentrated algae bloom centered right where Toledo...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-04/3rd-day-toledo-water-woes
Study: Forests, wetlands are shrinking south of Augusta

...Augusta, including Burke, Screven, Jefferson and Jenkins, according to a new analysis from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Scientists at NOAA's Coastal Services Center in Charleston, S.C., compared year-to-year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-09-05/study-forests-
Space storm could hit GPS, power but little expected impact

...racing toward Earth that are expected to hit one after the other with the biggest impact Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.While the agency has sent out alerts to power grid operators and the Federal Emergency Management...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-11/space-storms-hit-friday-earl
SC plans earthquake drill today

...Emergency officials say Thursday's drill begins with a signal broadcast at 10:16 a.m. on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's tone-alert radio and television broadcasts.South Carolina is one of the nation's most seismically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-16/sc-plans-earthquake-dill-tod
Electricity bills expected to increase this winter, natural gas to be stable

...Kraft said of Georgia Power customers, who make up 142,700 area homes.The latest models from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict temperatures will be 12 percent warmer in the South this winter, but state regulators cautioned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-22/electricity-bills-expected-i