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November 2015 Issue

25 Years Ago 1990. Analysis of surface air temperatures at 63 sites around the world show Spring was the warmest on record around the globe—especially in the Arctic—according to NOAA Scientist Dr. James K. Angell. ... The U.S. Defense Department’s $268 billion appropriations bill finally passed the House of Representatives, cutting some $19 billion from President George H.W. Bush’s fiscal year 1991 request. ... A detailed study by the Electronic Industries Association indicated the Pentagon budget will drop to about $200 billion by the year 2000.

15 Years Ago 2000. Congress passed a major bi-partisan bill that will restore the estuary habitat. The legislation restores estuaries through a volunteer, incentive-based approach that builds on previously started local efforts. ... The Senate passed appropriations for the National Science Foundation for fiscal year 2001. The final agreement gives the foundation $4.426 billion—a 13.6 percent increase. ... Congress passed the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act (the BEACH Bill) that amends the Clean Water Act to require ocean, bay and Great Lakes states to adopt a minimum, health-related criteria for water quality.

10 Years Ago 2005. In October, President George W. Bush’s Administration released its bill to reauthorize the Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The bill contained several key elements to implement the president’s 2004 Ocean Action Plan. ... Directors of the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Science Committee that the recent increase in hurricane activity will last for another 10 to 20 years. ... The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Storis celebrated their ship’s 63 years of service. The Storis was built by the Toledo Shipbuilding Co. and commissioned in 1942, seeing action in World War II to prevent the establishment of Nazi weather stations in Greenland.


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