soil ecology News

  • Ecological globalization

    Ecosystems are constantly exchanging materials through the movement of air in the atmosphere, the flow of water in rivers and the migration of animals across the landscape. People, however, have also established themselves as another major driver of connectivity among ecosystems. In the June 2008 Special Issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, titled “Continental-scale ecology in an ...

  • Ecological risk assessment framework for contaminants in soil

    The environmental and conservation regulators launched the ecological risk assessment (ERA) framework and technical guidance in London on 15th October 2008. The long-awaited methodology assesses risks to ecosystems from land contamination, an area of environmental assessment that has so far largely been ignored in the UK. The ERA methodology is applicable to any land quality assessment that ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Advanced Ecological Solutions in Water Treatment & Soil Conditioning

    Phyto-Catalyst® is built upon the powerful bio-catalytic capabilities of the BOC composition formulas.  The BOC products are based on a specially designed fermentation supernatant, derived from plants and minerals, which is then blended with surface modifying compounds, into a very powerful liquid concentrate. Improves microbiological conditions in soil.  ...


    By Bio-Organic Catalyst, Inc.

  • Testing ecological toxicity in rivers

    Water quality in rivers is commonly classified according to its physical and chemical properties, but this may not fully describe its biological health. Polish researchers have tested a new method of water assessment, which looks at the toxicity to organisms of not just water, but also sediment and floodplain soil samples. This provides a more complete picture of a river's health and may help ...

  • The ecological way of filling your tank

    The fair trade organisation Gebana and Migrol have just launched the first fair trade organic fuel. Biofuel causes 70% less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional diesel. Migrol supplies petrol stations, and Gebana ensures that small farmers and their families make a profit. Depending on the product, prices are guaranteed to be between 20% and 70% more than the local market price. They also ...


  • Soil protection

    On 13 September, MEP Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines presented the draft directive on soil protection to members of the European Parliament's ITRE committee (Industry, technology, research and energy). Ecological NGOs present at the meeting were not reassured. 'We are disappointed with it. This directive is in danger, when it could be an essential lever for a genuine policy on soil protection on a ...


  • Ecological approach used to remediate former mining site

    Cleanup of the inactive Burlington Mine site in Boulder County, CO, was initiated in 2003 as a voluntary cleanup overseen by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) pursuant to the Colorado Voluntary Cleanup Redevelopment Act of 1994. An ecological approach was used to improve downstream water quality, reduce surface- and ground-water interaction with contaminated ...

  • Soil sealing in Europe

    The covering of the soil surface with impervious materials as a result of urban development and infrastructure construction is known as soil sealing. The term is also used to describe a change in the nature of the soil leading to impermeability (e.g. compaction by agricultural machinery). Sealed areas are lost to uses such as agriculture or forestry while the ecological soil functions are ...


  • Global Ecology Provides Update on South Africa Water Cart Initiative

    Peter Ubaldi, President & CEO of Global Ecology Corporation (GEC) (OTCQB: GLEC), today issued the following letter to the company's shareholders and the investment community. "I would like to update you on the progress we are making in South Africa. As you may be aware, we recently formed a subsidiary, GEC Africa with individuals from Johannesburg who have had many business successes and are ...


  • Global Ecology Corp. Releases Mobile PureWater System(TM) Demonstration Video

    Global Ecology Corporation (PINKSHEETS: GLEC) announced today the release of the video of its successful demonstration of its Mobile PureWater System (MPWS). The company filmed the operation of the MPWS during a well-attended live demonstration of the most recent addition to its portfolio of life saving technology. The video is being used in the company's marketing efforts. ...

  • US Ecology to pay nearly $500,000 for hazardous waste violations (NV)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined US Ecology $497,982 for 18 counts of hazardous waste violations. US Ecology operates a commercial hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility in Nye County, Nev., on the outskirts of Beatty. EPA inspectors found numerous violations at a hazardous waste unit designed to thermally treat contaminated materials, like soils, to remove ...

  • Global Ecology Corporation Announces New Water Treatment Venture in South Africa

    New Subsidiary, GEC Africa to Market GEC's MobilePureWater SystemMONTCLAIR, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 12/15/10 -- Global Ecology Corporation (PINKSHEETS: GLEC) (OTCQB: GLEC) ("GEC") announced today that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Isongo Water (Pty.) Ltd. of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa to establish a subsidiary for the sale of the company's Mobile PureWater System ("MPWS") and ...


  • Global Ecology Updates Stockholders on Esoft Venture for India Solar Project

    Peter Ubaldi, President & CEO of Global Ecology Corporation (OTCQB: GLEC), today issued the following letter to the company's stockholders and the investment community: "Since entering into a Letter of Intent on March 4, 2011 with Esoft Informatics of Noida, India, we have elected to extend our agreement in order for them to complete their funding of our joint venture subsidiary, GEC Energy ...


  • Global Ecology Corporation Announces Equity Exchange With Canal Refining Company

    Global Ecology Corporation (GEC) (OTCQB: GLEC) announced today its agreement to exchange stock with Canal Refining Company, a Louisiana Corporation, located in Evangeline, Louisiana. GEC will issue 25 million shares of its restricted common stock for 20% of Canal's common stock. As part of the overall transaction, Canal may acquire warrants for the purchase of an additional 25 million shares of ...


  • Midwest Soil-Sement awarded the BNQ

    The BNQ (Bureau de normalisation du Québec) has issued two new BNQ Certifications to Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc., for Soil-Sement® Engineered Formula. Soil-Sement Engineered Formula joins Midwest's EnviroKleen®, giving Midwest three separate BNQ Certifications. Accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the BNQ Certification provides the users of ...

  • Omega Breaks New Ground With Ecological Literacy, Sustainability Initiatives in 2013

    Omega Institute, home of the award-winning Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL), today announced two innovative sustainability programs being offered on its beautiful Hudson Valley campus. The OCSL, an environmental education center and natural water reclamation facility that was named the first green building in America to achieve both LEED® Platinum and Living Building ...


  • Characterising the biodiversity and functioning of European soils

    World Soil Day (Dec 5, 2014) concludes a week-long series of events in Dijon bringing together international scientists. The results of the European EcoFINDERS project, coordinated by INRA, were revealed for the occasion. This project helped create standardised methods of measuring soil biodiversity, and as a result, vital data on the health of Europe’s soils were gathered. The analyses ...

  • Evaluating risks from contaminated soil: a standardised approach

    Soil plays an important role, as a habitat capable of recycling water, carbon and nutrients and a provider of food and raw materials. Research investigating the risk assessment procedures adopted in different EU member states, suggests that there needs to be greater standardisation in the methods of assessing risks from contaminated soils. In 2005, the European Commission Joint Research Centre ...

  • NEIKER is studying the impact of climate change on the soil ecosystem

    The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development NEIKER-Tecnalia has had a Microbial Observatory in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Nature Reserve (Huesca Pyrenees) since 2011. Its purpose is to evaluate the impact of climate change on the ecosystems of the soil by monitoring its microbial properties over time. The research areas are located at altitudes of between 1,500 and ...

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