Latest Debris Stories

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.

2008-07-25 21:00:29

ARLINGTON, Va., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, California Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi announced the findings of a recent report on marine debris. At the American Chemistry Council (ACC) we agree that even one piece of plastic in the ocean is too many.

2008-07-12 03:00:17

By Michael Sorba Authorities are urging anyone in San Bernardino County mountain areas this weekend to use caution and be aware of the dangers of debris flows, especially around the areas charred by 2007's Slide and Grass Valley wildfires.

2008-07-04 12:00:15

By The Wisconsin State Journal Jul.

Word of the Day
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.