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Carbon emissions from logging debris in Africa may be vastly underestimated

Posted by External 16 days ago General — Logged forests in Central Africa may contain more than three times as much carbon-emitting woody debris left on the forest floor after logging than previous estimates have suggested, a new study finds. The researchers measured the debris, known as deadwood, at 47 forest sites in the Central African nation of Gabon. Read More
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16th-Century Shipwrecks Found Amid Rocket Debris Off Florida Coast

Posted by External 65 days ago General — It's relatively common to find debris from rocket launches in the waters off Cape Canaveral in Florida, but divers exploring the seabed recently uncovered artifacts from an age of exploration long before America's space program. Read More
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Plastic debris and policy

Posted by External 121 days ago General — Captain Charles Moore introduced the world to the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' in the mid-1990s. Since then, there has been increasing interest from scientists, the public and policy makers regarding plastic debris in the environment. A new article now outlines the current research, identifies research gaps on plastic debris and reviews some of the weight of evidence regarding contamination, fat Read More
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Marine debris on the shores of an isolated tropical atoll in the Indian Ocean

Posted by External 123 days ago General — The huge volumes of litter we leave in the oceans is one of the greatest environmental problems of our time. Scientists have studied how the beaches on a remote atoll in the Indian Ocean have been covered with litter, even though the atoll has no permanent residents. Read More
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More sea turtles survive with less beach debris

Posted by External 154 days ago General — Clearing the beach of flotsam and jetsam increased the number of nests by as much as 200 percent, while leaving the detritus decreased the number by nearly 50 percent, report scientists at the conclusion of their study. Read More
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Towards decommissioning Fukushima: 'Seeing' boron distribution in molten debris

Posted by External 157 days ago General — Researchers have mapped the distribution of boron compounds in a model control rod, paving the way for determining re-criticality risk within the reactor. Read More
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Supernovae showered Earth with radioactive debris

Posted by External 198 days ago General — An international team of scientists has found evidence of a series of massive supernova explosions near our solar system, which showered the Earth with radioactive debris.The scientists found radioactive iron-60 in sediment and crust samples taken from the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The iron-60 was concentrated in a period between 3.2 and 1.7 million years ago, which is relatively recen Read More
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