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Debris News

Plastic debris coats 88 percent of the world's oceans

Results from a study carried out during an around-the-world cruise by a research ship, scientists have found that 88 percent of the oceans' surface contains plastic debris, leading to concerns about the effects on both marine life and the food chain.

Debris washed up on Australian beach not from MH370

Perth - The Australian Transport Safety Bureau ruled out Thursday any link between material found on a beach in southwestern Australia and the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

'Unidentified material' under investigation for MH370 link

Perth - Authorities are investigating whether "unidentified material" washed up on the southwest coast of Australia has any link to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, officials said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Malaysia minister calls for prayer to find missing jet

Perth - We all know there have been a lot of "uh-oh" moments in the incredibly long and tragic drama around the Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished with 339 passengers and crew aboard.

Planes find no debris near site China spotted objects

Beijing - Search planes have found no trace of a missing Malaysian airliner near the site where Chinese satellites spotted floating objects, officials said Thursday.Two Vietnamese aircraft sent to inspect areas nearby "have returned and we found nothing so far",...

Heartbreaking photos from tornado-ravaged Washington, Illinois

Washington - Illinois took the brunt of the tornado fury Sunday, as shown in five stunning photos taken in Washington, Illinois. Eight people are dead as a result of the tornadoes, and hundreds of buildings and homes were destroyed.

Chinese anti-satellite weapon test debris hits Russian satellite

Reports say that debris from China's Fengyun 1C meteorological satellite destroyed in an anti-satellite weapons test (ASAT) in 2007 may have hit and severely damaged a Russian spacecraft on January 22.

B.C. prepares for an estimated 1.5 million tons of tsunami debris

Vancouver - Although no one knows exactly when or where it will land, officials with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Victoria, BC know it's coming and they are expecting approximately 1.5 million tons of it.

Japan offers to help pay to cleanup tsunami debris

When a massive tsunami swept over the Japanese coast in March, 2011, over 1.5 million tonnes of debris were carried out to sea. It has started washing ashore in Canada and the US with the bulk expected this fall. Now Japan is offering to help clean it up.

Flotilla of tsunami debris on way — Alaska already inundated

A flotilla of debris resulting from the tsunami last year in Japan is heading for the U.S. coast. It might take a while to arrive, but in the meantime Alaska already has its hands full.

New Year's Eve tornado in Arkansas kills three, scatters debris Special

Cincinnati, AR - On New Year’s Eve morning a tornado touched down in the Washington County community of Cincinnati, where three were killed, and people in a neighboring county found their yards filled with twisted sheet metal and chunks of insulation.

Debris From Hurricane Ike Washes Ashore 100 Miles Away From Galveston, TX

Debris from Ike's wrath begins to litter the beaches some 120-miles away from Galveston. Bits of houses such as stairwells and walls are washing ashore and have even caused problems in a local search and rescue effort for a missing swimmer.

Will Space Debris leave us grounded on Earth?

As the amount of debris orbiting Earth increases, so does the danger to spacecraft. Scientists warn we may be reaching the point of critical mass.

Space station moves to avoid debris

The International Space Station changes orbit in order to avoid debris from last weeks Chinese missile test.

NASA says destroyed Chinese satellite is no threat to space station

China's stunning missile launch and subsequent hit is not an "immediate" threat to the space station

Indonesia jet debris discovered

a fishermen found a secction of the missing Indonesian air plane. The section is a piece of the tail and had a serial number matching the missing Adam Air plane. Till the day, 102 passengers are still disappeared since 1 January, when the plane cras...
 

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Pat Nelson looks out over the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washin...
Pat Nelson looks out over the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois
With permission by Reuters / Jim Young
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The photo of these boots was taken in 2004 in the debris site of the R.M.S. Titanic.
The photo of these boots was taken in 2004 in the debris site of the R.M.S. Titanic.
Photo Courtesy NOAA.
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A vehicle sits on a pile of debris from the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Was...
A vehicle sits on a pile of debris from the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois
With permission by Reuters / Jim Young
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 Debris de Nuit   by Anne Elizabeth Calabrese  was created with oil pastels on scrap metal.
"Debris de Nuit", by Anne Elizabeth Calabrese, was created with oil pastels on scrap metal.
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Hurricane Camille memorial side by side of April 2006 showing the devastation and debris left by Hur...
Hurricane Camille memorial side by side of April 2006 showing the devastation and debris left by Hurricane Katrina in Aug. 2005 and the June 2013 view of it repaired and restored.
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File photo: A look at the debris in my pool.  Anyone care to go for a swim?
File photo: A look at the debris in my pool. Anyone care to go for a swim?
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A boy picks through belongings in the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washingto...
A boy picks through belongings in the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois
With permission by Reuters / Jim Young
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A lot filled with debris in 2006  8 months after Hurricane Katrina beside the lot now empty but kept...
A lot filled with debris in 2006, 8 months after Hurricane Katrina beside the lot now empty but kept in August 2013.
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An aerial view of Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force personnel and disaster relief crews searching S...
An aerial view of Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force personnel and disaster relief crews searching Sukuiso, Japan for victims of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake
US Navy
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A U.S. Air Force search and rescue team spots a boat tossed on its side amid residential buildings a...
A U.S. Air Force search and rescue team spots a boat tossed on its side amid residential buildings and other debris in Japan
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Katrina R. Menchaca
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People are seen in a house going through belongings in the destruction caused by a tornado that touc...
People are seen in a house going through belongings in the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois
With permission by Reuters / Jim Young
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A look at some of the debris in my courtyard.
A look at some of the debris in my courtyard.
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Debris from the Japanese tsunami last year.
Debris from the Japanese tsunami last year.
Video screen capture
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The courtyard in my apartment complex.
The courtyard in my apartment complex.
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A large amount of debris is seen under this tree which is located in a park next to where I live.  N...
A large amount of debris is seen under this tree which is located in a park next to where I live. Note the yellow caution tape around the area. Normally this park has many children playing in it during the afternoon, but on this day it had been completely abandoned. People were staying home due to the windstorms.
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U.S. flag is seen among the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washingt...
U.S. flag is seen among the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois
With permission by Reuters / Jim Young
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Petzel  a search and rescue dog with the Fairfax County  Va.  Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue t...
Petzel, a search and rescue dog with the Fairfax County, Va., Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue team waits for his master before heading out to search structures and debris on March 17, 2011
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