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Plastic threads found in oysters, clams along Oregon coast

Plastic threads found in oysters, clams along Oregon coast

Science
Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Microplastics are showing up inside clams and oysters on the coast of the Pacific Northwest. New research out of Oregon suggests the majority of the pollution inside bivalves is comprised of microthreads. Synthetic threads are used in a variety of products, but they're especially common in pieces of recreational clothing -- fleece jackets, yoga pants and other forms of outerwear and athletic gear. "These microfilaments can be shed from clothing, up to 700,000 per load of laundry," Britta Baechler, a doctoral student at Portland State University in Oregon, said in a news release. "Those particles then travel out through greywater into wastewater and to the coast." For the new study, published this week in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters, scientists collecte...
Decommissioned Coast Guard cutter Bramble to go to auction

Decommissioned Coast Guard cutter Bramble to go to auction

Business
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Bramble, once a familiar site on the Great Lakes, will be auctioned in November. The vessel left its military service in 2003 and in 2013 was sold to a company which refurbished it and displayed it as a floating museum. The company's unpaid bills will force an auction of the historic, 180-foot long ship in Mobile, Ala., on Nov. 6. "We hope that a passionate person or institution will be able to save her," said a spokesman for Inchcape Shipping Services, Inc., the plaintiff in the case. The ship is one of 39 seagoing buoy tenders built for the Coast Guard between 1942 and 1944, and in 1947 participated in Operation Crossroads, the first test of an atomic bomb's effect on surface ships in the Pacific Ocean. The Bramble was l...
Purple Heart medals awarded to World War I Coast Guardsmen

Purple Heart medals awarded to World War I Coast Guardsmen

Business
Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Two members of the U.S. Coast Guard, who died in the sinking of their ship during World War I, posthumously received Purple Heart medals this week. Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander, posthumously presented the honors at a ceremony at Base Alameda, Calif., to the descendants of ships oiler Edward Kelleher of Perry, Okla., and acting quartermaster Arthur Deasy of Brooklyn, N.Y. The men died in the sinking of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa on Sept. 26, 1918. Bob Kelleher accepted the medal on behalf of his uncle, and Lisa Rehman received the medal on behalf of Deasy, her great-uncle. The ship was one of six Coast Guard cutters assigned to the U.S. Navy, and escorted over 350 merchant ships across the Atlantic Ocean to Allied ports during the war. ...

Air Force plane plunges into sea off Spain*s southeast coast

World
Spain*s Defense Ministry says one of its military light attack aircraft has crashed into the sea off a beach in southeastern Spain and the lone pilot was able to eject before impact. A ministry statement says rescue vessels are searching for the airman. It said the plane, a Spanish-built C-101, had been on a training flight when the incident occurred around 9.40 a.m. (0740 GMT) Monday. Videos on Spanish National Television showed a plane nose-diving into the sea some distance from a beach in the Manga de Mar Menor tourist area. Local Murcia regional emergency services said they had received numerous calls about the plane and that boats were mobilized for a rescue operation.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
North Korea fires unidentified projects off east coast: JCS

North Korea fires unidentified projects off east coast: JCS

World
SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Tuesday fired unidentified projectiles off its east coast, South Korea's military said, its fourth such launch in less than two weeks. The projectiles were fired twice early in the morning from South Hwanghae province, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. "Our military is monitoring the situation in case of additional launches and maintaining a readiness posture," the JCS said. Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - UPI.com