Environmental Science News

  • Saharan dust enhances carbon trapping by ocean deserts

    A new study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) reveals that that dust generated by land erosion has large repercussions for oceanic processes and planetary climate. Wind-driven Saharan dust to the remote Atlantic Ocean not only provides phytoplankton with essential nutrients to promote their growth, but the dust particles themselves are ballasting these carbon-rich microscopic plants, ...

  • Calculating recharge of groundwater more precisely

    An international team of researchers has demonstrated that key processes in models used for the global assessment of water resources for climate change are currently missing. This could mean climate change impact models are wrong in some parts of the world and cannot yet be used to guide water management. The study, published today [Tuesday 28 February] in the  ...


    By University of Bristol

  • New York Building Science Consultants Identify and Mitigate Indoor Asthma Triggers

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 11 children have asthma and 1 in 12 adults have the condition. The chronic disease results in billions of dollars in annual medical costs, and approximately 25 million missed days of work and school. The CDC states that four thousand people die from asthma-related causes and it is a contributing factor in another 7,000 deaths ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Geoscience organizations submit policy recommendations for Trump administration

    The National Ground Water Association joined seven geoscience organizations in proposing a slate of policy recommendations for the Trump administration. The recommendations focus on building a strong and secure nation with geoscience serving as a foundation. ...

  • U.S. Air Force announces $55 million for Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Production

    On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory issued a $55 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to establish additional Integrated Biofuel Production Enterprise (IBPE) capabilities to increase the domestic production capacity of advanced biofuels.  The U.S. Air Force anticipates granting one award of up ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NIOSH publishes blog item on art and science of OELs for nanomaterials

    On February 1, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a blog item entitled “The Art and Science of OELs for Nanomaterials.”  According to the item, NIOSH searched for proposals for occupational exposure limits (OEL) for new nanomaterials as part of the development of a World Health ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Steatite formally partners with NOC Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

    Steatite, a leader in the development of power solutions for extreme environments, has formally become a partner with the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. With over 30 years’ experience in the development of lithium batteries, Steatite’s move into the Innovation Centre is a sign of the company’s potential to secure their position as global leader for innovative power solutions ...

  • Cirrus Research is now a UVDB Registered Supplier - The Utilities Vendor Database

    Cirrus Research is now a registered supplier under the Utilities Vendor Database or UVDB. As a long-term supplier to the UK utilities industry, as well as to major infrastructure and engineering contractors, Cirrus provides a wide range of noise and vibration measurement instruments and systems that help our customers meet the demands of environmental and occupational noise regulations. For ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • 2017 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Chemometrics

    Barry K. Lavineis a Professor of Chemistry at Oklahoma State University where he both teaches and performs research in the area of analytical chemistry.  Lavine’s research interests encompass many aspects of chemometrics including pattern recognition, multivariate curve resolution, and multivariate calibration using genetic algorithms and other evolutionary techniques. Lavine graduated ...

  • 3E Company and Dotmatics Establish Strategic Alliance to Support Scientific Informatics and Environmental Compliance in the Life Sciences Industry

    3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced a strategic alliance with Dotmatics, a leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services to the life sciences industry. The alliance will offer Dotmatics and 3E customers access to ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • 2017 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry

    Dr. Scott A. McLuckey earned his B.S. in chemistry from Westminster College in 1978 and his Ph.D. degree in 1982 from Purdue University in Analytical Chemistry.  Directly following graduation from Purdue, he spent one year as a visiting scientist at the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics in Amsterdam.  In late 1983, he joined the Analytical Chemistry Division of Oak Ridge ...

  • 2017 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Analytical Chemistry

    The primary focus of Professor Pawliszyn’s research program is the design of highly automated and integrated instrumentation for the isolation of analytes from complex matrices and the subsequent separation, identification and determination of these species.  The primary separation tools used by his group are Gas Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis ...

  • 2017 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separate Science

    Christopher J. Welchis Science Lead for Analytical Chemistry within the Process and Analytical Chemistry area at Merck Research Laboratories in Rahway, NJ.  Chris leads the New Technologies Review and Licensing Committee (NT-RLC), the organization that oversees identification, acquisition and evaluation of new technologies of potential value to Merck Research Laboratories.  Chris also ...

  • Keynote speaker announced for the NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater

    Andrea Croskrey, PG, from the Texas Water Development Board will give the keynote presentation, "Mapping Brackish Aquifers: Future Water Resources," at the  NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater taking place March 20-21, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.  Croskrey has been mapping brackish aquifers in Texas as a member of the Brackish Resources Aquifer ...

  • BOC Sciences Featured Its Carbohydrate Synthesis

    In constant optimization on products and services, BOC Sciences added a great number of products and re-grouped them for better searching and information checking experiences. The newly introduced carbohydrate synthesis service has been featured listed by the company as one of its prominent chemistry services.  Carbohydrate synthesis ...


    By BOC Sciences

  • Collaborate Research of Lumex and Xinjiang Environmental Monitoring Station

    Lumex Instruments engineers were invited by Xinjiang Environmental Monitoring Station in China to participate in water quality analysis. The study subject was determination of petroleum hydrocarbons in ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • BOC Sciences Launched One-Stop Carbohydrate Service

    With the increasingly versatile roles of carbohydrate-based chemicals in pharmaceutical applications, carbohydrates are more frequently needed. To meet the need trend in the field, BOC Sciences launched carbohydrate synthesis services in last month. And now the service has been going into its routine serving state. With the increasingly versatile roles of carbohydrate-based chemicals in ...


    By BOC Sciences

  • Kurita awards best master thesis on Water Technology

    On 12th of December the graduation ceremony for the bachelor and master students form the ‘Water Science’ programme took place in the pavilion hall of University Essen. More than 40 students had successfully finished their studies and received their degrees from Prof. Oliver Schmitz. Kurita awarded the best master thesis on water technology. The picture shows the winner ...


    By Kurita

  • Energy Institute celebrate the best students in Aberdeen

    The Energy Institute (EI) celebrated Aberdeen's best MSc students by hosting a special competition evening on 29 November. The event, sponsored by Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited was organised by the EI Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch to honour the best energy papers from MSc students at Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the University of Aberdeen (UoA). This annual event is held to bring ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Don`t miss: The 97th Annual Meeting of the AMS

    The 97th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) will take place in Seattle, Washington, USA from 22 to 26 January 2017 with the theme "Observations Lead the Way".  More than 3,500 scientists, experts, students, authors, educators, researchers and weather fans from all over the world meet here to discuss the latest developments in the meteorological ...

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