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Image 1 - Mysterious Flotsam Came From Deepwater Horizon Rig
2012-01-21 04:33:16

Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, mysterious honeycomb material was found floating in the Gulf of Mexico and along coastal beaches.

Station To Perform Debris Avoidance Maneuver Friday
2012-01-13 06:34:53

International Space Station crew members are set to maneuver the space lab out of the way of an orbiting piece of space debris left over from a 2009 collision of two satellites.

Image 1 - Debris Field From Japan’s Tsunami To Hit US Next Year
2011-10-26 04:49:09

An estimated 5 million to 20 million tons of debris now floating in the ocean following Japan's massive tsunami is due to hit the shores Hawaii by early next year, before reaching the U.S. West coast sometime in 2014.

NASA Called Upon to Create Plan For Dealing With Space Junk
2011-09-02 04:18:43

While NASA has "responsibly" used its resources in detecting meteoroids and orbital debris, the growing amount of space junk and the danger it poses to the crew of the International Space Station requires additional funding for the U.S. space agency's detection and monitoring efforts.

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2011-07-04 07:57:22

SEAPLEX researchers estimate tens of thousands of tons of debris annually ingested by fish in middle ocean depths of North Pacific Ocean.

2011-06-08 11:38:00

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fishing for Energy, the unique partnership providing fishermen with a cost-free solution for recycling and recovering energy from old fishing gear, is commemorating World Ocean's Day this year with the achievement of a significant milestone - collecting one million pounds of old fishing gear and marine debris since the program's inception in 2008.

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2011-05-16 09:27:57

Use your smart phone to tackle a growing problem.

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2011-04-06 14:00:55

The huge tsunami triggered by the Tohoku Earthquake destroyed coastal towns near Sendai in Japan, washing such things as houses and cars into the ocean.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]