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  • Monitoring diffuse pollution in EU river catchment areas

    In recent decades, discharges of pollutants from waste water treatment plants and industry have been successfully identified and in many cases reduced, but assessing inputs of diffuse pollution from land, and the degree of retention of pollutants, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, within surface water systems is harder to achieve. A recent study has compared different methods used to estimate ...

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    Burmese waste management begins a new era with the TANA landfill compactor

    Wong Fong Myanmar recently signed a distributorship agreement with Tana Oy. Mr. Sunny Liu of Wong Fong Myanmar says that with this agreement they are hoping to be able to improve solid waste management in Myanmar (Burma). From left: Kari Kangas (Tana Oy), Mirja Yli-Erkkilä (Tana Oy), Sunny ...


    By Tana Oy

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    The Use of Noise Dosimeters for Workplace Noise

    In recent decades, increased mechanisation has drastically changed the industrial work environment. This has led to many changes to an employee’s work pattern. It used to be the case on the majority of production lines, that an employee would stay in one place for their working shift. Therefore, monitoring their noise exposure with a sound level meter was very straightforward. However, with ...


    By Casella

  • Satellite imagery to soon enable large-scale monitoring of Asia’s rice areas

    Information derived from satellite images can soon be made available to governments to help guide policy related to food security and sustainable development, particularly in rice-growing areas. The European Space Agency (ESA) satellite, Sentinel-1A, launched in 2014 can provide regular ‛snapshots’ of Asia as often as every 12 days. The ...

  • U.S. department of energy releases radiation monitoring data from Fukushima area

    Today the U.S. Department of Energy released data recorded from its Aerial Monitoring System as well as ground detectors deployed along with its Consequence Management Response Teams. The information has also been shared with the government of Japan as part of the United States' ongoing efforts to support Japan with the recovery and response effort. On March 15, 33 experts from the Department's ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DEQ and EPA release additional results from air monitoring in Tulsa area (OK)

    The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continued to monitor air quality in the Tulsa area throughout the weekend following a fire that started Wednesday night at the North Tulsa Sanitary Landfill. The results indicate that no toxic materials, other than the normal components of smoke, were released into the air as a result of this ...

  • EPA awards $355K to Utah DEQ for air monitoring in Salt Lake City area

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) a $355,000 grant to conduct air toxics monitoring and evaluate population exposure in West Valley City, a community located on the west side of the Salt Lake valley. The grant, awarded through EPA’s Community Air Toxics Monitoring program, is among $4,000,000 provided to more than ...

  • Vortex FP control panels monitor gas detectors in Zone 1 hazardous areas

    Crowcon’s new Vortex FP Compact control panel increases the flexibility of its flameproof product range. Like the existing Vortex FP, the FP Compact is specifically designed to monitor toxic and flammable gas detectors or fire detectors where there is a need for the control system to be ...

  • Protected Areas, a global perspective

    The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive dataset on the world's protected areas covering both terrestrial and marine protected areas. Currently there are about 200,000 records in the database covering nearly every country and territory. The basis for the database began in 1959, when the United Nations Economic and Social Council called for a list of national parks ...

  • EPA expands real-time monitoring of Kansas City area streams and launches KCWaterBug mobile application

    EPA and local partners will gather on Wednesday, June 27 in Riverside, Mo., to announce an expansion of water-quality monitoring of Kansas City area streams and introduce a related application for smartphones and mobile devices. The free application is available now for iPhone, iTouch, and iPad through Apple’s iTunes store. A version for Android phones will be available in the future. EPA ...

  • New Area-Velocity Flow Meter

    Monitor flow through open channels, partially full sewer pipes and surcharged pipes without a flume or weir. This new flowmeter is designed for municipal stormwater, combined effluent, raw sewage and irrigation water. The new Greyline AVFM-II uses a submerged ultrasonic sensor to continuously measure both Velocity and Level in the channel. The sensor is resistant to fouling and corrosion. ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Diverting Oil from Sensitive Areas

    Diversion booming can be effective in inland streams, rivers and creeks where currents are greater than 0.5m², also across small bays and harbours where wave heights are below 0.5 metres. Straight coastlines with breaking waves under 0.5 metres can have specific areas protected by deploying the boom angled to a slick diverting the oil away to an appropriate recovery area. When correctly deployed, ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Intrinsically Safe Area-Velocity Flowmeter

    Baseefa-approved to ATEX Category 1G Lincoln, NE - The new Isco 2150EX Flowmeter is the intrinsically safe version of Isco's modular Area-Velocity flow system. The 2150EX is designed and Baseefa-approved for use in potentially Explosive Atmospheres (category 1G) under the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC. Powered by two Lithium batteries batteries, the 2150EX uses highly efficient power management to ...


    By Teledyne ISCO

  • EPA Begins Summer Monitoring to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters and New York/New Jersey Harbor

    With the beginning of the beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is beginning its beach and harbor protection program to safeguard beaches and bays in New Jersey and New York and protect the health of the people who enjoy them. This year’s program will include helicopter surveillance for floating debris, water quality sampling and grants to support state beach protection ...

  • EPA begins summer monitoring to protect area beaches, coastal Waters and New York/New Jersey Harbor

    With the beginning of the beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is again undertaking a beach and harbor protection program to safeguard beaches and bays in New Jersey and New York and protect the health of the people who enjoy them. EPA’s program includes helicopter surveillance for floating debris, water quality sampling and grants to support state beach protection ...

  • Economic impact of protected areas in Europe

    In Europe, many different tools are used for protecting biodiversity and natural areas, including the Natura 2000 network, the Habitats Directive and the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas. To the European business sector, however, the potential economic value of Natural and National parks is little known. More and more companies are looking for ways to contribute to ...

  • Urban Noise Monitoring with the Invictus Noise Monitors

    The monitoring of boundary noise levels in urban locations is a high priority as the background noise levels in these environments are potentially already high. When working on new developments in urban locations situated near residents you are responsible for maintaining your noise levels within acceptable limits Monitoring and maintaining acceptable noise levels in urban environments can be a ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Wokingham declares air quality management areas

    Air Quality Management Areas have been declared in Wokingham town centre and Twyford as part of Wokingham borough council’s ongoing effort to tackle air pollution. The Berkshire local authority has claimed that the areas – around Shute End in the west of the town, Denmark Street in the south and London Road to the east – have registered a higher than recommended ...

  • Air Monitors launches latest industrial particulate monitors

    A new report published in September 2012 by the European Environment Agency shows that almost a third of Europe's city dwellers are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne particulate matter (PM); one of the most important pollutants in terms of harm to human health because it penetrates sensitive parts of the respiratory system. Colin Craggs from instrumentation specialist Air Monitors ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • EPA Joins Water Environment Federation, Earth Conservation Corps and Washington-area Students to Celebrate World Water Monitoring Day on the Anacostia River

    Who: Hosted by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Earth Conservation Corps (ECC) and sponsored by CH2M Hill and Smithfield Foods, the event will feature Benjamin H. Grumbles, Assistant Administrator for U.S. EPA’s Office of Water, Timothy L. Miller, Chief, Office of Water for the U.S. Geological Survey, Dennis Treacy, Vice President of Smithfield Foods, WEF Executive Director Bill ...

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