August 2014 Backboard

Green Strides
As the hot days of summer turn to the crisp days of fall, we are reminded of the powerful yet delicate systems of
our planet. Throughout the year, one federal agency—the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA)—takes the pulse of the planet. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration, and marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product.

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