Latest Debris Stories

2008-11-25 12:02:06

U.S. scientists are looking for a way to clear the clutter in space, which some say is becoming troublesome on the heavenly highways. Launchspace Training, an organization that trains space professionals in Bethesda, Md., is asking for suggestions on cleaning up the litter, Space.com reported.

2008-10-13 03:00:23

By Anonymous There's a new Dumpster in town, and its marine debris contents will help generate electricity, thanks to a joint venture between Waste Management, Blue Ocean Society and the University of New Hampshire.

2008-10-04 00:00:13

By Staff Report Here is a status report on the tree debris removal for Centerville and Washington Twp.

2008-10-03 09:00:17

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Padre Island National Seashore in Texas, the world's longest undeveloped barrier island, now looks as if people have been living - and dumping - on it for decades.

2008-10-01 03:00:13

By Bamford, Holly A McElwee, Kris; Morishige, Carey Creating Partnerships and Innovative Solutions to an Ocean and Coastal Threat In 2005, the receding iloodwaters of Hurricane Katrina deposited tons of material offshore, creating a marine debris problem hazardous to fishing and boating activities.

2008-09-22 11:55:00

A recent report by the National Research Council highlights the need for comprehensive plans to reduce ocean debris.

2008-09-09 12:00:18

"Fishing for Energy," an innovative partnership to recycle fishing equipment into energy, continues to catch on in New England by expanding to Chatham, MA.

2008-08-29 18:00:23

By TERESA STEPZINSKI BRUNSWICK - Tropical Storm Fay is gone, but marine trash including plastic bottles, light bulbs and broken chunks of plastic foam remain in her wake, trashing the area's marshes.

2008-08-12 03:00:00

WASHINGTON - Two years ago, with fanfare, President Bush declared a remote chain of Hawaiian islands the biggest, most environmentally protected area of ocean in the world. It hasn't worked out that way. Cleanup efforts have slowed, garbage is still piling up and Mr.

2008-07-29 09:00:45

By Emma Perez-Trevino, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 29--Cameron County is up to its armpits in brush from an endless supply of downed and snapped trees and other debris that Dolly, a Category 2 hurricane, trashed.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.