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fishing net washed ashore

THINGAMABOBS  Fishing nets and ropes make up 47 percent of the plastic mass in the Pacific Ocean’s notorious garbage patch, a new study suggests.

earthquake damage

SHAKE DAMAGE  The magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 killed 63 people and caused thousands of injuries in Northern California.

TIMBER  A scientist cuts into an ancient pine tree in Mongolia to examine its rings, which are offering new insights into the region’s past climate.

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