The partial government shutdown has led the nation's lead climate change research agency to close its website until funding is restored.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's website is effectively shut down, making its climate change and weather web-based data unavailable until appropriations enable the website to be publicly available.
Only website information "necessary to protect lives and property are operational and will be maintained," the NOAA climate website reads.
"The federal government is currently shutdown," it said. "NOAA.gov and many associated websites are unavailable while others remain live but not supported."
The National Weather Service remains online. But that could change.
The NOAA fisheries website remains temporarily online, but now features a warning.
The warning reads: "This site will remain available, however, it will not be updated and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted."
The Commerce Department, which houses NOAA, said on its updated shutdown plan on Monday said that once funding lapses it plans to maintain the following services: "Weather, water, and climate observing, prediction, forecast, warning and support."
It also said it will maintain tight scrutiny of "essential natural resource damage assessment activities associated with the Deepwater Horizon incident."
Policing of the national marine fisheries also will be a major priority. The NOAA fisheries website remained online Monday, but with the following red disclaimer: "This site will remain available, however, it will not be updated and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted."
The Senate on Monday voted to approve a bill to fund the government until Feb. 8. The legislation now moves to the House.