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  • Arsenic: when will the clean water start flowing?

    Razia Begum has been asking the same question for two years now: 'Please will someone fix my arsenic filter?' She lives in Nagda, a village in one of the areas of Bangladesh most severely contaminated by arsenic in drinking water — although at first glance there is nothing about the village's lush paddy fields to suggest anything dangerous. Razia's family, like many thousands of others in such ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EPA announces $428,000 for Idaho clean diesel projects

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing over $428,000 in grant funds for Idaho to reduce harmful air pollution from diesel engines. The funds will be used replace old school buses and retrofit old school buses with advanced diesel technology, replace four tractors used in agriculture and convert irrigation pumping plants from diesel to electric power. “These projects provide ...

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...

  • SDTC latest call for clean technology funding applications

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) today announced its 18th round of funding for Canadian clean technology demonstration projects. Canadian entrepreneurs and technology developers with new technologies and a compelling business case are encouraged to submit Statements of Interests to the SD Tech Fund from September 1 to October 20th, 2010. "SDTC is helping companies commercialize ...

  • Clean water project delivers for Ugandan families

    For millions of people in the developing world one of their major challenges to health and well being is the availability of clean water for drinking and cooking. Over recent decades many aid agencies and charitable organisations have worked to install clean water boreholes and pumps in some of the poorest communities. The arrival of a clean water supply can transform the lives and health ...


    By co2balance UK Ltd

  • Particulates, Smog Targeted in European Clean Air Strategy

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2005 (ENS) - The European Commission Wednesday proposed a formal strategy for achieving improvements in air quality across Europe. The thematic strategy on air pollution aims by 2020 to cut the annual number of premature deaths from diseases related to air pollution by almost 40 percent from the 2000 level and to reduce the area of forests damaged by airborne ...

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Soil Removal Begins at Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site in Plaistow, N.H.

    Beginning this week, the first phase of soil removal is beginning at the Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site in Plaistow, N.H. The lightly contaminated soil was previously excavated and/or relocated and stockpiled on site in order to construct a new temporary driveway and access road to the Site. The soil will be trucked off-site utilizing the newly-constructed temporary driveway and access road. A ...

  • EPA will remove 1100 tons of perchlorate-contaminated soil in Barstow, CA

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week will begin excavating areas of perchlorate-contaminated soil on and around a residential property on Poplar Street in Barstow, CA. The residence had been occupied by the former owner of Mojave Pyrotechnics, Inc., a defunct pyrotechnics manufacturing company that operated in the 1980’s. EPA will remove approximately 1100 tons of contaminated ...

  • EPA to introduce new measures to increase soil recovery at contanimated sites

    As part of the US EPA's goal of improved environmental stewardship across its programs, the Agency has begun examining opportunities to integrate sustainable practices into the decision-making processes and implementation strategies used to remediate and manage contaminated lands. Three major efforts under this umbrella will be discussed in this seminar; 1) Green remediation, 2) soil amendments ...

  • EPA Completes Cleanup System for Soil, Water Contamination in Grants, NM

    Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Mexico Environment Department marked the completion of a new system to address contamination from a plume of chemicals in Grants, New Mexico. The chemicals, called chlorinated solvents, are believed to have come from a dry-cleaning business. The contamination spread through soils and a shallow aquifer under the city, which led the EPA to ...

  • LI-COR Introduces New Multiplexer for Automated Soil CO2 Studies

    Lincoln, Nebraska: LI-COR Biosciences now offers an automated solution for assessing spatial as well as temporal variability in CO2 flux. The new LI-8150 Multiplexer expands the capabilities of the company’s LI-8100 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System by allowing up to 16 chambers to be controlled by a single LI-8100 Analyzer Control Unit. The LI-8100 is an economical and lightweight system for ...


    By LI-COR

  • Soil-Therm now offering Remediation Monitoring and Control (ReMAC)

    SOIL-THERM now offers the biggest advancement in environmental equipment ever! Our ReMAC technology allows Soil-Therm equipment operators huge advantages over all other equipment. Monitor all operation of the system, extract logged data anytime, make adjustments to optimize operation, diagnose and troubleshoot system operation before getting ...


    By Soil-Therm Equipment, Inc.

  • Reterro Deploys Mobile Pilot Scale Unit for Soil and Waste-Stream Testing

    Reterro, Inc., an emerging green remediation leader in eliminating hydrocarbon contamination from soil and ongoing waste streams, announced today that it has introduced its pilot scale system for on-site testing and analysis. Reterro's IP-protected pilot unit is a finite element scaled ...


    By Reterro, Inc.

  • Global plans of action endorsed to halt the escalating degradation of soils

    Urgent action is required to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources and stop land degradation, so as to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water, energy and raw materials, government representatives and experts meeting at FAO warned today. The Global Soil Partnership has endorsed a series of action plans ...

  • Ontario Updating Soil Map to Support Farmers` Environmental Stewardship Effort

    In celebrating Earth Day, Ontario is partnering with the Government of Canada on a new soil mapping initiative that will contribute to the growing understanding of how land use patterns have changed by using new and up to date technologies. With an investment of $5.1 million through Growing Forward 2, the new data collected by the soil mapping initiative will help farmers adjust ...

  • Specially-designed soils could help combat climate change

    A team from Newcastle University aims to design soils that can remove carbon from the atmosphere, permanently and cost-effectively. This has never previously been attempted anywhere in the world. The research is being funded by the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The concept underlying the initiative exploits the fact that plants, crops and trees naturally absorb ...

  • Recovery Act funding to accelerate cleanup of soil at MO superfund site

    EPA Region 7 has awarded a contract to an Ohio environmental firm to proceed with the cleanup of lead-contaminated soils at approximately 800 residential properties within the Madison County Mines Superfund Site in southeast Missouri. The contract is supported by more than $9.8 million in funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Environmental Quality Management, ...

  • EPA proposes plan to address contaminated soil at New Jersey site

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in consultation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), is proposing a plan to address contaminated soil at the Evor Phillips Leasing Company Superfund site, which spans 6 acres of unoccupied land located in a largely industrial area in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey. EPA will hold a public meeting to explain the proposal ...

  • With three new reference materials, NIST gets the dirt on soil

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued three new certified reference materials for soil. Intended for use as controls in testing laboratories, the new Standard Reference Materials (SRMs)—gathered from the San Joaquin Valley in California and from sites near Butte and Helena in Montana—will aid in determining soil quality, detecting soil contamination, and monitoring ...

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