Environmental Science News

  • Meet Royal Eijkelkamp at IE Expo China 2017 on 4 - 6 May in Shanghai, China!

    IE expo China 2017 IE expo China 2017 offers an effective business and networking platform for Chinese and international professionals in the environmental sector and is accompanied by a first-class technical-scientific conference program. Royal Eijkelkamp Personal attention and a unique range of solutions: for more than 100 years, this has been our trademark ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • McLane research named 2017 MA small business exporter of the year

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) has selected McLane Research Laboratories, Inc. as 2017 Exporter of the Year for the Commonwealth of MA. ...

  • Alabama Power Partners with Signature Homes to Develop Smart Neighborhood

    Alabama Power is partnering with Signature Homes, Southern Company, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and technology vendors to introduce Smart Neighborhood by Alabama Power. The state-of-the-art community of 62 homes will feature emerging energy-efficient technologies, materials and appliances, and a community-scale microgrid. Smart Neighborhood - to be located at Signature Homes' new Reynold's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Climate change promises rough ride for airlines

    Keep that seat belt buckled − it could be a bumpy flight. New research predicts that severe clear air turbulence in the stratosphere could increase by 149% because of climate change. That is because global warming, driven in part by the colossal fossil fuel consumption of today’s massive global jetliner ...


    By Climate News Network

  • International collaborative expedition to shed light on microplastics and ocean carbon

    On Friday the 14th of April the RRS Discovery will leave Southampton for a research expedition to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain sustained ocean observatory (PAP-SO) in the Northeast Atlantic. This expedition aims to answer fundamental questions about the distribution, fate and effects of microplastic pollution, as well as measuring sinking particles containing carbon, through an international ...

  • Drones used to analyse ash clouds from Guatemalan volcano

    During a ten-day research trip, the team carried out many proof-of-concept flights at the summits of both Volcán de Fuego and Volcán de Pacaya in Guatemala.  Using lightweight modern sensors they measured temperature, humidity and thermal data within the volcanic clouds and took images of multiple eruptions in real-time. This is one of the first times that bespoke ...


    By Cambridge University

  • MOCON Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification for North American Facilities

    MOCON, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOCO), a leading international provider of instruments and services for testing, measuring and analyzing invisible gases, has received ISO 9001:2015 certification for both of its North American manufacturing facilities. The certification includes MOCON's North American manufacturing facilities in Minneapolis, MN and Lyons. CO. Design, manufacturing and technical services have ...


    By MOCON, Inc. - Baseline

  • SCHMID Supplies Energy Storage for Smart Grid

    In the Smart Grid Technology Lab, researchers of the TU Dortmund are developing and testing components for smart grids. To this end, they have created an infrastructure which is to be expected in a future low-voltage grid. In addition to electric vehicles, PV systems and a controllable local power transformer, these are also efficient energy storages. Soon a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery from ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • IFCB in new Long-Term Ecological Research Site

    Imaging FlowCytobot samplers (IFCBs) manufactured by McLane will be installed in a new Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site off the Northeast coast of the United States. LTER programs focus attention on specific sites representing major ecosystem types, and undertake long-term assessments of populations, communities, and the physical environment. ...

  • Global climatic change prompts marine life to go on the move

    How global climate change will alter the ocean and ecosystems at the heart of global food security over the 21st century has been highlighted by a trio of ground-breaking research papers. The studies, published in the leading journals Nature Communications, Science and Global Change Biology, were co-authored by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). ...

  • Vital groundwater depleted faster than ever

    China, the world’s most populous country, doubled within just 10 years its use of irreplaceable groundwater from underground reservoirs that are replenished more slowly than they are drained. And in the same decade, 2000 to 2010, global use of this non-renewable water resource for irrigation increased by a quarter, according to a  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Carus` Summer Science Camp registration begins April 5th

    Parents, mark your calendars: April 5th is the day Carus Corporation will begin registering students for their annual Summer Science Camp. The free camp, which is open to students entering 6th grade in the fall, will take place June 5th-9th. This year, St. Bede has agreed to house the camp, with the Academy’s Chemistry Department Head, Dan ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Biomass Combustion Research

    The use of alternative combustion fuels that provide a renewable source of energy is a major area of research and investment. Sources of biomass fuels include virgin wood, energy crops, agricultural residues, food waste and industrial waste. Controlling the combustion process of any new fuel and keeping track of the biomass fuel emissions of combustion by-products is important to users of these ...

  • Siemens and Allgäuer Überlandwerk Form Joint Venture for Smart Grid Expansion

    iemens and Allgäuer Überlandwerk GmbH (A ÜW), based in Kempten, Germany, have formed a joint venture named egrid to commercially implement the results from IRENE and IREN2, two joint smart grid research projects in Wildpoldsried. It was agreed that Siemens would acquire a 49-percent share in the AÜW subsidiary, egrid applications & consulting GmbH. The transaction is ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NGWA science and technology director responds to Wall Street Journal

    In a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, NGWA Director of Science and Technology William "Bill" M. Alley, Ph.D., responded to an editorial, “California’s ...

  • Groundwater papers link methane in groundwater to natural sources

    A pair of papers in Groundwater®, NGWA's bimonthly technical publication, finds a high level of methane in water wells from two Texas counties is most likely from shallow natural gas deposits, not natural gas leaks caused by hydraulic fracturing operations in the underlying Barnett Shale.  The research builds on previous studies on well water quality in the Barnett Shale ...

  • Techcomp Europe expands R&D in Livingston

    The global Scientific Instrument group Techcomp is adding a further 20 scientists and engineers based at their Livingston production and R&D centre. Following the acquisition of Edinburgh Instruments in 2013, Techcomp is transferring R&D activity from Scion Instruments in San Francisco to their campus in Livingston and is setting up the Techcomp Research and Engineering Centre (TREC) to ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Electric Power Distribution Automation Systems Market Worth $23.7 Billion By 2025: Grand View Research

    The global electric power distribution automation systems market is expected to reach USD 23.7 billion by 2025, according to a new report conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. The rise in the adoption of smart grids & funding initiatives is projected to spur the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Siemens Opens Grid Control Center of the Future With Research and Scientific Partners

    As part of the DynaGridCenter research project co-funded by the German BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy), Siemens and its research and scientific partners have opened a dynamic grid control center at the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany, that is the first of its kind in the world. The project involved setting up an IT link between the grid control center and a grid ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Enrico Mercalli joins Purolite as our Life Sciences Technology Director

    Purolite is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Enrico Mercalli as Purolite’s Life Science Technology Director. Officially starting on February 24, 2017, Enrico works from Purolite’s office in Milan, Italy and is responsible for managing products within the Life Sciences division from R&D and product development through commercialization and sales. Enrico holds four ...


    By Purolite Corporation

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