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2008-07-04 12:00:15

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2008-07-02 09:00:31

By P.J. Lassek, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 2--City crews are picking up storm debris as their regular duties allow.

2008-06-14 09:00:20

By Jennifer Burk, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jun. 14--Bibb County officials have hired Florida-based Crowder Disaster Recovery to complete debris cleanup in the unincorporated area of the county, Commission Chairman Charlie Bishop announced Friday. Sarasota, Fla.-based Solid Resources Inc.

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2008-02-21 10:20:00

About 12 million pounds of manmade space junk, such as the dead satellite the U.S. government shot down last night, re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the past 40 years. However, no one has ever reported being hurt by it.

2007-04-20 12:00:15

By MARTYN McLAUGHLIN and GRAEME MUTCH RECORD levels of sanitary products - more than three times the UK average - have been found on Scotland's beaches. The humble cotton bud stick was the number one pollutant, with people all too eager to flush them through the sewerage system.

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2006-01-19 19:55:00

More than 9,000 pieces of space debris are orbiting the Earth, a hazard that can only be expected to get worse in the next few years. And currently there's no workable and economic way to clean up the mess.

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2005-03-21 11:35:00

Assessing the risk that space debris pose to operational spacecraft and satellites is a challenge and depends on whether you are worried about being hit by a known, tracked debris object or by an unknown object. At least the known objects are, well, known. These include old spacecraft, other satellites, rocket bodies and large fragments from past break-ups.

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2005-02-12 09:22:17

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators from coastal states introduced legislation Thursday calling for removal of the thousands of tons of ocean debris that wash up on U.S. shores each year.

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2004-12-05 10:05:00

At closing speeds reaching 50 thousand km per hour, even the smallest bits of space debris can cause serious harm to spacecraft; larger ones cause catastrophe. Not only is space debris a hot topic, it is also a fascinating — and growing — field of space science.


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