NPR Interview with Scientific American writer David Biello about Congress' fund slashing for vital satellites that monitor the earth's weather.

NOAA Warns Of Gap In Future Forecasting Abilities

NASA and NOAA satellites have been tracking Hurricane Irene as it barrels up the coast. But one type of NOAA satellite, which orbits the poles and helps predict severe weather like tornadoes and blizzards, may soon be out of commission—with no scheduled replacement—leaving NOAA with a blind eye.

Tags: NASA, NOAA, budget, congress, forecasting, hurricane, satellite, science, space, weather

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