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January 2011 Issue

25 Years Ago
1986. A National Research Council report said the U.S. satellite program was close to losing its worldwide lead in remote sensing of natural resources, partially because lack of communication between NOAA and NASA had hampered use of Landsat and other satellite data. ... Ocean Drilling Program scientists developed a method to sample the hard rock of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge using a specially designed base that would keep a drill bit in place. ... The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to designate the site of the Titanic as an international maritime memorial, pushing the legislation closer to passage.

15 Years Ago
1996. The U.S. Coast Guard published rules allowing the agency to deny merchant mariner credentials to applicants convicted of crimes that suggested they could pose a risk to the maritime community. ... The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted that a moratorium on striped bass remain in effect in the U.S. exclusive economic zone until at least 1997. ... The Japan Marine Science & Technology Center began working on a wave power device, the Mighty Whale, that would remain in place and generate power by swimming through waves.

10 Years Ago
2001. The USS Cole (DDG 67) arrived on the heavy lift ship Blue Marlin at Litton Inglass Shipbuilding in Mississippi for a yearlong restoration project following the Coleís terrorist bombing in October. ... President Bill Clinton announced the creation of the nationís largest nature reserve along the northwestern stretch of the Hawaiian Islands, an expanse of 84 million underwater acres. The order banned removal of coral, capped commercial and recreational fishing at existing levels, and blocked oil and gas production. ... At the ninth International Coral Reef Symposium in Bali, more than 1,500 scientists said coral reefs faced a bleak future unless drastic actions were taken. Concerns centered around impacts from global warming.



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