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Online Resources


COMET's Broadcast Meteorologists Community Website
Professional development tools, certification info, training materials, story ideas & factoids, demo clips, visual resources, and more!

Newsrooms

American Meteorological Society
Newsroom, Science Highlights, Atmospheric News, RSS/XML Feeds

Centers for Disease Control
Newsroom, Media Contact, RSS/XML Feed (direct link to feed)

EPA
Newsroom, Media Contacts, News Releases, News By Email, RSS/XML Feeds, Hurricane Katrina / Rita Newsroom

FEMA Press Room

Fish & Wildlife Service
Newsroom, Media Contacts

Forest Service
Newsroom, News Releases, Press Office, RSS/XML Feed (direct link to feed)

NASA
Newsroom, Science Stories, News Release Listserv, RSS/XML Feeds, Press Contacts, NASA TV, Goddard Space Flight Center Newsroom

National Park Service
Newsroom, Parktips Story Ideas

NCAR/UCAR
Newsroom
, News Releases, News Releases by Email, Contacts

National Science Foundation
Newsroom
, For the News Media, Staff Directory

NOAA
News Story Archive, , Media Contacts, Photo Library, RSS Feeds

USDA Natural Resources and Environment News

USGS
Newsroom, Public Affairs Contacts, RSS/XML Feeds, News by Email

Disaster Messages

National Disaster Education Coalition: "Talking About Disaster: Guide for
Standard Messages."

Story Ideas

AMS News and Information
USGS Science Picks (Leads, Feeds, and Story Seeds)
Parktips National Park Service
Project Laundry List

Image Galleries

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) Public Health Image Library
Home page, search page, usage policies

EPA Image Gallery
Home page (includes usage statement)

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Photo Library
Home page, search page,usage policies

NASA Multimedia Gallery
Home page, search page,usage policies

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Planetary Photojournal
Home page, search page, usage policies

National Park Service
Home page, release information

National Science Foundation (NSF) Multimedia Gallery
Home page, search page, usage policies

NOAA Photo Library
Home page, collections, search page, usage policies

US Antarctic Photo Library
Home page, search page, usage policies

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Home page, search page, usage

US Fish & Wildlife Service Digitial Medial Library
Home page, search page, usage policies

Air Quality

EPA's AIRNow Program: Real-time Air Quality Conditions and Forecasts

EnviroFlash: Air Quality Index Forecast and Action Day Notification E-mails

Hurricanes

NOAA Hurricane Portal
weather watches, warnings, forecasts, preparedness guides

Dr. Gray's Tropical Storm Forecast

FEMA Hurricane Portal

Tornadoes

NOAA Tornado Portal

FEMA for Kids: Tornadoes

Earthquakes

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Information on worldwide earthquake activity, earthquake science, and earthquake hazard reduction

USGS Earthquake RSS/XML Feeds

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

National Disaster Education Coalition Earthquake Message (pdf)

Floods

NOAA: Floods

FEMA: Floods

FEMA for Kids: Floods

Lightning

National Weather Service Lightning Safety Awareness Week
June 24-30, 2007

NOAA Lightning Portal
safety tips, statistics, frequently asked questions, photos

Ultraviolet Rays

EPA's SunWise Program

EnviroFlash: UV Index Forecast and Alert Notification E-mails

 

Government Agencies

NASA

NASA Press and Media
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/formedia/features/index.html

NASA Science Stories
http://science.nasa.gov/
A great web site sometimes containing downloadable video and images

NASA News Release Listserv
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/formedia/features/listserve_switch_qanda.html

NASA RSS Feeds
http://www.nasa.gov/rss/

NASA Press Contacts
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/formedia/contacts/index.html

NASA TV
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/
Live interview opportunities and feeds from NASA TV. 

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/home/index.html

NASA Videofile Alert
(daily, satellite-delivered NASA newsfeed
celeste.crenshaw-1@nasa.gov

NOAA

NOAA Story Ideas for Reporters
http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/storyideas.html

NOAA Media Contacts
http://www.noaa.gov/media.html

NOAA Photo Library
http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/

NOAA RSS Feeds
http://www.rss.noaa.gov/noaarss.xml

USGS

USGS Newsroom
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/

USGS Listservs
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/list_server.asp

USGS RSS Feeds
http://www.usgs.gov/homepage/rss_feeds.asp

USGS Public Affairs Contacts
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/contacts.asp

 

 

Other Sources

World Meteorological Organization News Centre
http://www.wmo.ch/index-en.html

ScienCentral News
http://www.sciencentral.com/

Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science http://www.discoveriesandbreakthroughs.org

Environmental News Network
www.enn.com

Good story ideas, not much video.

EurekaAlert! Breaking News
http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php

Sky and Telescope Magazine
www.SkyandTelescope.com
An excellent resource for astronomical information.

Society of Environmental Journalists Today's News
http://www.sej.org/news/index.htm

American Astronomical Society
http://www.aas.org/

Space.com
daily updates: thoughts@space.com
www.space.com

Hubble European Space Agency Information Centre
http://hubble.esa.int/science-e/www/area/index.cfm?fareaid=31

American Geophysical Union
http://www.agu.org/

Spaceweather.com
www.spaceweather.com

 

 

 

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