Latest Debris Stories
According to new studies, marine lugworms and other sea creatures are exposed to harmful chemicals when they ingest tiny bits of marine plastic.
Astronomers are using pop songs, talk radio and the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) to help prevent catastrophic space junk collisions.
A new research program is bringing experts together to help protect our planet from asteroids that could become catastrophes.
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.
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.
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.
An article coming out in the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets pitches ideas to attempt to remove orbital debris with less risk.
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.
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.
With so much junk in low earth orbit, agencies are currently developing strategies to deal with the growing problem.
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