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  • Weeding out of water invaders

    Defra and the Scottish Government today (Wednesday 24 February) called on Britain’s gardeners to help stop the spread of invasive aquatic plants that damage the natural environment and cost the economy millions with a new campaign to highlight the plight of Britain’s waterways. The Be Plant Wise campaign highlights five of the worst offenders currently wreaking havoc on our wildlife and ...


  • Integrated weed management can reduce need for herbicides

    The use of herbicides on crops causes environmental concerns. A new French study assesses the performance of cropping systems to manage weeds and finds that these techniques could control arable weeds in the long-term and reduce reliance on herbicides. In Europe, herbicides provide the conventional means of managing weeds on farmland. Although effective, herbicides are expensive and can build up ...

  • The story of Lake Chilika

    Imagine a lagoon on the eastern coast of India. From the side of the mainland sweet water of a river flows into the lagoon. From the seaside at the Gulf of Bengal salt water and fish move in. In the lagoon fisheries thrive. Then the river gets sandy and brings sediments to the lagoon. As a result, the opening at the seaside gets choked-up. The amount of fish in the lagoon which is now fully ...


    By Wetlands International

  • EPA releases first-ever baseline study of US lakes

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its most comprehensive study of the nation’s lakes to date. The draft study, which rated the condition of 56 percent of the lakes in the United States as good and the remainder as fair or poor, marked the first time EPA and its partners used a nationally consistent approach to survey the ecological and water quality of lakes. A total of ...

  • EPA announces 2011 great lakes restoration initiative grants for Detroit, Michigan

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today awarded organizations, agencies, and universities working in the Detroit area more than $2.2 million in grants under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. These four grants are among 70 totaling nearly $30 million awarded by EPA under the GLRI in 2011. “The President’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative aims to rehabilitate the ...

  • Amherst Island Resident Named Trees Ontario Green Leader for Leading Local Movement to Make "Gem of Lake Ontario" Emerald Green

    Amherst Island, just west of Kingston, claims to be the "Gem of Lake Ontario" renowned for its tranquility and peace, bird watching, bicycling, music concerts, crafts, and much more. Local resident Steve Hart along with Trees Ontario and the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, hope to add one more attribute to that ...


    By Marketwire

  • Pond maintenance solutions from interstate products

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of environmental and industrial solutions now offers more ways than ever to help control unwanted floating and submersed aquatic weeds in ponds, lakes and lagoons.  Whether you need to eliminate menacing aquatic weeds such as cattail and duckweed or are having trouble with algae, IPI has the solution to keep your body of water beautiful ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Vegetation changes in water bodies may be rapid and dramatic

    The aquatic vegetation in water bodies around the world may change rapidly and dramatically due to climate change and other human influences. New invasive species may form massive stands and smother everything else, but even native species may spread quickly in the changed conditions, e.g. due to eutrophication or water level regulation. 'In Finland, one of the problems is that we have not ...

  • National Invasive Species Awareness Week to Focus on Prevention and Management Strategies

    The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is among a broad coalition of public and private stakeholders gathering in the nation’s capital March 3-8 for National Invasive Species Awareness Week. The agenda will focus on how to best prevent and manage unwanted invaders. “Invasive species are increasingly degrading wildlands and aquatic habitats, reducing land values and eroding our economic ...


    By PRWeb

  • Parasite-resistant maize developed by Kenyan scientist

    Two new varieties of hybrid maize that are resistant to the deadly parasitic Striga weed have been developed by a Kenyan scientist. The weed affects cereal crops in many parts of Africa and is a ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Freeways-to-fuel harvest paves the way for biodiesel production on unused municipal, military and other lands

    Twenty miles north of Salt Lake City, a flowery, red and yellow safflower crop is being harvested. These test plots at the roadside simulation lab at Utah Botanical Center are part of an innovative “Freeways-to-Fuel” project sponsored by the Utah Department of Transportation , the National Biodiesel Board and others. “This project signals a breakthrough in how America may capitalize on millions ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • New dealers in Latin America & The Caribbean

      IMS is pleased to announce that it has sold two (2) IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredges to a contractor in Colombia. The client visited an IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge at a canal maintenance project in Panama prior to finalizing their purchase with IMS. The two dredges will be used for a major government funded project for performing maintenance ...


  • Marrone Bio Innovations Honored for Innovative Water Technology

    Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) today announced its selection by The Artemis Project™ as a winner in the Top 50 Water Companies Competition. This award highlights MBI's product Zequanox™ as one of the most promising, innovative technologies coming to ...

  • Marrone bio innovations honored for innovative water technology

    Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) today announced its selection by The Artemis Project™ as a winner in the Top 50 Water Companies Competition. This award highlights MBI’s product ...

  • Marrone Bio Innovations strengthens zequanox commercial operations

    Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) continues to strengthen and expand commercial operations with the addition of Dennis Bitter as Zequanox Commercial Manager. Dennis joins MBI with extensive experience in water and waste water markets. He will oversee North American sales ...

  • Cleaning Worcester`s water without breaking the bank

    New England's second largest city is working towards better control of polluted stormwater to its streams, ponds and lakes with a newly proposed draft stormwater permit, developed jointly by the U.S. EPA and the state of Massachusetts. Formally proposed Friday after two years of discussions, the permit is intended to provide improved environmental protection in the city of Worcester, population ...

  • Dominion Volunteers Spread Out Across Nine States To Aid Environment

     Beaches, parks, wetlands, bays, gardens and conservation areas will benefit from the hard work and care of Dominion volunteers in nine states as the company begins its annual fall campaign, "Putting Our Energy to Work for the Environment." The campaign, in its 13th year, is funded by the Dominion Foundation, the company's philanthropic organization. The company allows employees to ...


    By Dominion

  • Water pollution is decreasing but a lot remains to be done

    Water pollution caused by nitrates has decreased in Europe over the past two decades, but agricultural pressures are still putting water resources under strain. The latest Report on the implementation of the Nitrates Directive reveals that nitrates concentrations are slightly decreasing in both surface and groundwater and sustainable ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • ScottsMiracle-Gro to participate in earth day and community gardening event in Columbus; reminds homeowners of the environmental benefits of lawns

    In celebration of Earth Day, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is proudly lending support to community gardening efforts in its home of Central Ohio, while also reminding homeowners everywhere about the environmental benefits of lawns and gardens. On Saturday, April 23, at Earth Day festivities at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Community Garden Campus on the grounds of the Franklin Park Conservatory ...

  • Small Hydro could add up to Big Damage

    A belief that small hydropower systems are a source of clean energy with little or no environmental problems is driving the growing interest in mini, micro, and pico hydro systems that generate from less than 5 kilowatts up to 10 megawatts of energy. Hydropower appears to be the cleanest and most versatile of ...


    By SciDev.Net

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