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  • With proper care, contaminated urban soils are safe for gardening

    A six-year study by Kansas State University researchers indicates that crops grown in contaminated urban soils present little to no risk for people eating those crops when gardeners have followed best practices. The findings are significant for urban and suburban gardeners, who according to a 2012 estimate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provide about 15 percent of the world's food, ...


    By Kansas State University

  • Household compost as good for soil as conventional fertilisers, say EU researchers

    Since 2005, conventional disposal of organic waste has been prohibited in Sweden. Instead, this waste is incinerated or separated at source, processed (composted or anaerobically digested) and recycled as fertiliser on crop land. A new study has investigated the use of organic waste from different sources as a fertiliser and found that residue from biogas production is an effective fertiliser. ...

  • Chevron used secret lab to hide dirty soil samples from ecuador court, say company documents

    In an ever more stunning expose of Chevron's fraud before the Ecuador court, a U.S. federal judge has ordered the disclosure of documents that demonstrate Chevron used a secret lab in the United States to hide the existence of dirty soil samples taken from the company's contaminated former well sites in the Amazon. The documents also show that Chevron's scientific experts in the Ecuador trial -- ...

  • Detecting Lead Hotspots In Urban Gardens Requires Different Sampling Strategies

    The local food movement is gaining traction in cities across America, with urban gardens contributing a healthy source of fresh produce for local citizens as well as providing a social outlet for gardeners and creating open spaces for residents to enjoy. Urban gardening is not without risks, however. Many garden plots within cities were previously inhabited by residences or industrial buildings ...


    By SRA Information Technology

  • Using vegetated filter strips to improve water quality

    Microbial contamination of surface water resources is a critical water quality issue, leading to many documented health and environmental concerns. Vegetated filter strips have become an important component of water quality improvement by reducing sediment and nutrient transport to surface water. Although this management practice is also beneficial for controlling manure-borne pathogen transport ...

  • EarthSoft Announces Enterprise EnviroInsite Integration

    August 8, 2007 – EarthSoft today announced advanced groundwater and soil data visualization available via the webfrom EQuIS Enterprise’s interface to EnviroInsite from HydroAnalysis. EarthSoft and HydroAnalysis have teamed upto provide one-click generation of complex groundwater data-visualization reports from the award winning EQuISEnterprise environmental database. This partnership offers EQuIS ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • ASTM D5777 - 00(2011)e1 standard guide for using the seismic refraction method for subsurface investigation

    This guide summarizes the equipment, field procedures, and interpretation methods used for the determination of the depth, thickness and the seismic velocity of subsurface soil and rock or engineered materials, using the seismic refraction method. Measurement of subsurface conditions by the seismic refraction method requires a seismic energy source, trigger cable (or radio link), geophones, ...


    By ASTM International

  • N American agent for Monitor-Pro announced

    SustaiNet appointed as North American Distributor of MonitorPro Environmental Monitoring Data Software (Vancouver, BC, Canada - August 1st, 2008) SustaiNet Software Solutions (www.sustainet.com) has recently been awarded the North American distributorship of MonitorPro, a software tool designed by EHS Data Ltd (UK) for effectively managing a wide variety of site monitoring data. ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • Locus introduces environmental data management system for nuclear facilities

    Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in web-based environmental software, announced today that it has expanded its flagship product EIM to include a module for nuclear facilities information management and reporting. Nearly all of the activities associated with water and soil protection at nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities, including the assessment of site ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • Chevron fraud scandal in Ecuador implicates Rice University professor

    A prominent environmental engineering professor at Rice University has been implicated in a fraud scandal in Ecuador's courts after submitting a report defending Chevron that appears to be the product of fabricated evidence, say lawyers for the plaintiffs. The professor, Dr. Pedro J. Alvarez, submitted the report in 2006 to a trial court in Ecuador's Sucumbios province defending Chevron's soil ...

  • Sustainable approach to tackle coastal erosion in Thailand

    Panya Changcharoen still remembers when he was a child and the Bang Khunthian District stone, marking the edge of Bangkok, was in a lush mangrove forest. Now, at 60, he finds it hard to believe the shore has eroded so much that the marker lies stranded far out in the muddy sea. 'All the mangrove forests are gone and coastal erosion keeps getting worse, especially during the monsoon season,' ...


    By IRIN

  • EPA Releases Additional Data and Public Records on Gold King Mine Response

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new data trend graphs and additional public records on the Gold King Mine response. What new documents are being released? EPA is releasing a contractor's Draft Technical Memo of the August 5 incident, including photographs, an EPA On Scene Coordinator's description of the events depicted in the photographs, and an EPA ...

  • Managing Nuclear Information in the Cloud

    The burden of data management for the nuclear power industry is second only to that of managing nuclear material itself. For utilities operating nuclear power plants, deploying a centralized environmental management system to the “Cloud,” and housing all of their data in it, is offering unprecedented opportunities for better monitoring, aggregating and reporting of data. Aggregating ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • Global Technologies Group, Inc. Results of Cement Plant Mercury Emissions Testing

    Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) presents report dated April 20, 2012 for Mercury emissions testing completed by MSE Technology Applications, Inc. Cement Plant Mercury Emissions Testing Using MBS The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will implement new mercury emissions regulations in 2013 and many cement plants will not be able to meet the more ...

  • Chevron reportedly offered $1 billion to quash huge environmental case in Ecuador

    Representatives of the rainforest indigenous groups in Ecuador who last week had their historic $18 billion judgment against Chevron affirmed on appeal slammed the company today after reports surfaced that the oil giant was trying to float a $1 billion bribe offer to Ecuador's government to quash the case before international enforcement can begin, said Karen Hinton, a spokeswoman for the ...

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