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Fresh evidence for how water reached Earth found in asteroid debris

Posted by External 18 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — New research strongly suggests that water delivery via asteroids or comets is likely taking place in many other planetary systems, just as it happened on Earth. The quantity of water on Earth is not unique. Read More
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Colorado front range flooding and debris flows: Before and after

Posted by External 56 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Before and After LiDAR Studies of the Sept. 2013 Colorado Front Range Flooding and Debris Flows Read More
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Global impact of debris on marine life studied

Posted by External 95 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Nearly 700 species of marine animal have been recorded as having encountered humanmade debris such as plastic and glass according to the most comprehensive impact study in more than a decade. Read More
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Massive debris pile reveals risk of huge tsunamis in Hawaii

Posted by External 215 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — A mass of marine debris discovered in a giant sinkhole in the Hawaiian islands provides evidence that at least one mammoth tsunami, larger than any in Hawaii's recorded history, has struck the islands, and that a similar disaster could happen again, new research finds. Scientists are reporting that a wall of water up to nine meters (30 feet) high surged onto Hawaiian shores about 500 years ago. A Read More
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Space debris expert warns of increasing small satellite collision risk

Posted by External 232 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — The increasing number of small 'CubeSat' satellites being launched combined with a relaxed attitude to debris mitigation could lead to hazards for all space users unless preventative measures are taken, warns a leading space debris expert. Read More
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NOAA's Marine Debris Program reports on national issue of derelict fishing traps

Posted by External 271 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in US waters. A new NOAA report is the first of its kind to examine the derelict fish trap problem, nationally, and recommends actions to better manage and prevent it. Read More
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The cost of marine debris

Posted by External 286 days ago General
http://www.enn.com — Marine debris has many impacts on the ocean, wildlife, and coastal communities. A NOAA Marine Debris Program economic study released today shows that it can also have considerable economic costs to residents who use their local beaches. The study found that Orange County, California residents lose millions of dollars each year avoiding littered, loca Read More
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New perspective on agricultural plastic, debris burning, and air quality

Posted by External 303 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — To reduce fire hazard, wildland managers often utilize the silvicultural practice of mechanically cutting woody shrubs and suppressed trees. These cuttings and other post-logging debris are then burned during periods of low fire danger in order to dispose of the material. Managers often cover all or part of the debris pile with low-density polyethylene plastic, commonly referred to as agricultura Read More
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