The U.S. House of Representatives appropriations committee approved of a budget that, according to figures my colleague Hannah Nesser calculated, includes over a quarter cut from NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) Systems Acquisition funding compared to previous fiscal year enacted level. What exactly is on the chopping block for this and other cuts to NOAA and NASA? Are any vital to key economic sectors in Maine?
Space observations help monitor toxic algal blooms that affect shellfish in Maine. Photo: Henry Zbyszynski CC-BY-2.0 (Flickr).
Brenda Ekwurzel, senior climate scientist
July 25, 2017 1:16 PM EDT