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Microplastics Poison Marine Ecosystems
2013-12-03 11:11:00

According to new studies, marine lugworms and other sea creatures are exposed to harmful chemicals when they ingest tiny bits of marine plastic.

Using Talk Radio To Track Space Debris
2013-12-02 12:42:54

Astronomers are using pop songs, talk radio and the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) to help prevent catastrophic space junk collisions.

Protecting Earth From Asteroids Using Stardust
2013-11-18 17:41:17

A new research program is bringing experts together to help protect our planet from asteroids that could become catastrophes.

Deep Sea Trash
2013-06-06 11:39:00

For years, people have known about the amount of human-generated trash that ends up in the ocean, but a new study showed just how deep our detritus sinks, particularly in the waters around Monterey, California.

Experts To Meet In Europe To Discuss Space Debris Issue
2013-04-18 14:14:48

Hundreds of experts from all over the world will be meeting at Europe's largest-ever space debris forum next week to discuss the latest findings on the growing problem of space junk.

2013-04-09 11:19:52

Floating plastic debris — which helps populate the infamous "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" in the Pacific Ocean — has become a problem in the Great Lakes, the largest body of fresh water in the world.

How To Remove Orbital Debris With Less Risk
2013-03-22 20:53:40

An article coming out in the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets pitches ideas to attempt to remove orbital debris with less risk.

Scientists Raise Concerns Over Tsunami Debris Carrying Invasive Species
2013-03-10 08:25:22

Two years after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, researchers in the US and Canada are concerned about the possible damage that could be caused by invasive species that have found their way to North America on debris resulting from the 2011 disaster.

Climate Change May Impact Satellites
2012-11-12 13:56:44

Scientists say carbon dioxide (CO2) levels could increase the accumulation of space junk. And as CO2 builds up in the upper levels of Earth's atmosphere it could have a significant effect on satellites in orbit.

Tackling The Problem Of Space Junk
2012-11-09 11:40:50

With so much junk in low earth orbit, agencies are currently developing strategies to deal with the growing problem.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.