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  • Soil microbes hold key to climate puzzle

     Climate scientists puzzled by the traffic of carbon between soil and air may have to think more deeply about the role played by soil microbes − the planet’s smallest inhabitants. One research team has just found that soil microbes could actually lighten the colour of arid land soils, to  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • REMOTE LEVEL MONITORING OF DEEP RIVERS

    Remote River Monitoring with SmartScan25 SolidAT solution for Remote River Level Monitoring is now enhanced with the introduction of GaugerTX. Until recently, GaugerGSM sensors were deployed, allowing measurements of river depth ranges up to 9.5 meters (31’). GaugerGSM are ultrasonic level sensors compactly integrated with GSM communications. GaugerGSM, together with GaugerNET, a web-based ...

  • 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 ...

  • Using micro-organisms to monitor river health

    Monitoring changes in microscopic organisms called diatoms can assist in evaluating the quality of water over an entire river watershed. Researchers from France have developed a new index that could help Member States fulfill the EU's Water Framework Directive 2000 (WFD). The WFD aims to achieve good ecological and chemical status in surface water bodies by the year 2015. Diatoms are a type of ...

  • AppliTek secures Kazakh transboundary river monitoring project

    The Republic of Kazakhstan, is a transcontinental country in Central Asia and Europe. The ninth largest country in the world by land area, it is also the world's largest landlocked country; its territory of 2,727,300 square kilometres (1,053,000 sq mi) is larger than Western Europe. The monitoring stations for which AppliTek is delivering all on-line analyzers will only be accessible by off-road ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Black substance in Anacostia river

    Test results of water samples taken from the Anacostia River show that a black substance that has plagued a portion of the river since mid-August is a rare algal bloom, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. Initial testing by biologists from EPA and the Maryland Department of the Environment ruled out that the discoloration was a petroleum product or other hazardous ...

  • WMO signs agreement to establish monitoring centre for hydrology of lakes and rivers

    The creation and subsequent operation of an international data centre on the hydrology of lakes and reservoirs has for a long time been expected by the international scientific community. For example, longterm, highquality data from lakes, such as water levels, and freeze and breakup dates, provide a valuable indicator for regional climate variability and change. Despite the existence of various ...

  • Severn Trent Services Awarded River Dee Monitoring Contract

    Severn Trent Services were recently awarded a five-year contract by The Dee Steering Committee (DSC) for the continued sampling and analysis of the water in the River Dee. The DSC has been set up to monitor the quality of the water taken from the River Dee which is processed to provide drinking water. The Committee consists of four parties: United Utilities, Dee Valley Water and Dwr Cymru with ...


  • Modern Water’s toxicity monitor used for river clean-up research

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has collaborated with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to supply a Microtox® M500 toxicity monitor. The monitor will assist with research into advanced treatment techniques which could provide a solution to the removal of Total Phosphorus from the ...

  • Satellite images make it possible to monitor ice break-up in Torne River

    SMHI has used high-resolution satellite images for the first time to monitor ice break-up in Torne River, one of Sweden’s largest unregulated rivers. The CryoLand research project has developed a method of identifying ice jams in the Torne River and flooded areas around the river using high-resolution satellite images. “Radar satellite images with a resolution of 1-3 ...

  • Monitoring team discovers huge arsenic pollution in Chinese river

    Relevant heads of SEPA notified the media on the arsenic pollution accidents of Ruifeng Mining Industry Ltd. Company in Dushan County, Guizhou province. This was a bad environmental pollution accident, which left us deep lessons, he said. He said, Ruifeng Company put the outdated vitriol production lines, which should to be phased out according to State orders and were left unused for nearly two ...

  • Research focus on Australia’s rivers and wetlands

    As a result of reduced water availability and unsustainable demands on our environment, Australia’s rivers, lakes, wetlands and floodplains have suffered severe degradation. There is growing recognition of the need to supply ‘environmental water’ to protect and conserve these important ecosystems. The Ecological Responses to Altered Flow Regimes Cluster, launched today by CSIRO ...

  • GE Completes Hudson River Dredging

    GE [NYSE: GE] today (Oct 2, 2015) announced it has completed dredging in New York’s Upper Hudson River. Since 2009, GE has removed the majority of PCBs from the Upper Hudson River in one of the largest and most successful environmental cleanup projects ever undertaken in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called the project an historic achievement that ...


    By General Electric

  • Louisiana addresses water quality in Tensas River

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $130,402 to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to improve water quality in the Tensas River, located in north-east area of the state. Specifically, the project will reduce nonpoint source pollutants by installing grassed filter strips that will filter sediment. The Clean Water Act (CWA) allows EPA the ability to help states and ...

  • Oklahoma, EPA study rivers, lakes and streams

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Oklahoma Office of the Secretary of Energy and Environment (OSEE) are continuing to work on analyzing the condition of wetlands in Oklahoma, as part of a national initiative. The assessment will help build capacity to monitor and analyze wetland conditions while promoting collaboration across jurisdictional boundaries. OSEE will use a ...

  • An economic case for restoring rivers and their ecosystem services

    Unless they are sustainably managed, commercial timber forests generally have low amounts of deadwood on the forest floor, as timber is harvested before it falls. However, this can affect local ecosystem services provided by forest streams. Naturally fallen logs can help purify stream water and prevent ...

  • Washington Oil Spill Affects Puyallup River

    TACOMA, Washington (ENS) - The Washington State Department of Ecology and other agencies are responding to an oil spill that occurred at early Sunday morning on the Puyallup River Bridge overpass in Tacoma. The spill was reported to Ecology by the state Department of Transportation, DOT, after a vehicle accident on the southbound I-5 Puyallup River bridge overpass. A ...

  • Tri-Tech Holding Wins $8.06 Million Flash Flood Forecasting and River Hydrologic Monitoring Contracts

    Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), which provides turn-key water resources management, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and pollution control solutions, announced today that it has secured contracts for flash flood early warning and small river ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

  • Tri-Tech Holding Wins $5.26 Million Flash Flood Early Warning and River Hydrologic Monitoring System Contracts

    Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), which provides turn-key water resources management, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and pollution control solutions, announced today that it has secured contracts for flash flood early warning and small river hydrologic monitoring projects in three ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

  • Tri-Tech Holding Wins $1.42 Million Flash Flood Forecasting and River Hydrologic Monitoring Contracts

    Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), which provides turn-key water resources management, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and pollution control solutions, announced today that it has secured contracts for flash flood early warning and small river hydrologic monitoring projects in two provinces in China. The projects total approximately $1.42 ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

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