soil microbial analysis News

  • Seasons influence microbial response to climate changes

    A warming climate and an increase in nitrogen to the soil from the atmosphere have demonstrated large effects on soil microbial activity and biomass. A new scientific study looks at these effects while taking into account seasonal variation. Their findings showed that warming and nitrogen increased microbial biomass, but the effects of nitrogen were only observed in the summer. This research ...

  • What`s in your soil?

    The latest in modern soil mineralogical methods is now available from the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) in their new monograph Methods of Soil Analysis. Part 5. Mineralogical Methods (2008). The new edition reflects improvements in old techniques and presents new techniques and instrumentation with more quantitative analysis, giving students and scientists established methods for ...


  • Research and Markets: Bacterial Biogeochemistry. The Ecophysiology of Mineral Cycling. Edition No. 3

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9cgklg/bacterial) has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new book "Bacterial Biogeochemistry. The Ecophysiology of Mineral Cycling. Edition No. 3" to their offering. Bacterial Biogeochemistry, Third Edition ...


    By Research and Markets

  • Indiana Students May Have been Infected by Histoplasma capsulatum

    Last month, WISH reported that multiple students from an Indiana High School may have come down with histoplasmosis. The students, members of the Shelbyville Student Council, and the National Honor Society, are believed to have come in contact with the fungus that causes the infection when they helped to clear out an old barn for a school fundraiser. Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EZ-ATP: breakthrough in automatic microbiological monitoring

    AppliTek is proud to unveil the latest advances in the development of the EZ-ATP On-line Microbiological Analyzer. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) test kits are commonly used for microbiological monitoring. The test includes a relatively fast and easy assay of the microbial content of the sample based on the detection of the ATP molecule, the central energy carrier found in and around ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Bioremediation of antibiotic pollution by a salt-marsh plant

    The effects of antibiotic contamination may be attenuated by the common reed, new research shows. The study found that the common reed (Phragmites australis), sourced from a temperate estuary with brackish water, had capacity for the bioremediation of the veterinary antibiotic enrofloxacin (ENR). The authors suggest that salt-marsh plants and their associated micro-organisms could be a valuable ...

  • Penicillium Fungi Identified through PCR and DNA Sequencing

    Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) is a cutting edge molecular technology that analyzes for the genetic material called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) which is found in every cell. EMSL Analytical Laboratories has harnessed this powerful molecular testing technique to identify a host of microbial contaminants and pathogens, including Penicillium. Penicillium is a ubiquitous soil ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Renovating Old Buildings Could Expose People to Histoplasma capsulatum

    Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) about a histoplasmosis outbreak associated with the renovation of an old building.  The article describes workers from a demolition company in Quebec who developed respiratory symptoms after exposure to dust containing bat or bird ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Agriculture and Livestock Remain Major Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    New Worldwatch Institute study examines the agricultural sector’s impact on global greenhouse gas emissions Washington, D.C.—Global greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector totaled 4.69 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2010 (the most recent year for which data are available), an increase of 13 percent over 1990 ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • MSX extension supports temperature modelling

    MWH Soft has extended its Multi-Species (MSX) extension with heat transfer modelling capabilities in water supply and distribution systems. This latest release further advances the state of the art in dynamic water quality analysis of drinking water distribution systems by adding the ability to simulate spatial and temporal variations in water temperature and temperature gradients throughout any ...

  • EOS selected as bioremediation product for massive Indiana TCE groundwater plume

    Past use of tricholoroethene (TCE) at a manufacturing facility in Indiana created a contaminated plume of groundwater approximately 1,000 feet wide, 8,000 feet long, and up to 75 feet deep.  The plume has impacted a regionally significant unconfined aquifer.  EOS 598B42 emulsified oil product was the selected electron donor for the bioaugmentation pilot test that was completed at the ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Arkansas Girl Continues Battle against Brain Parasite

    Recent media reports have stated that a young girl who entered a hospital earlier this summer due to an often fatal amoeba infection continues to improve. This good news follows the tragic case of a young Florida boy who lost his battle with the same condition late last month. Both children were infected with Naegleria fowleri, commonly referred to as the brain-eating ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Becomes the Only AIHA EMLAP Accredited Indoor Air Quality Testing Laboratory in Massachusetts

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. is the only AIHA EMLAP Accredited indoor air quality testing laboratory providing microbiological analyses in Massachusetts. In addition, EMSL’s Wallingford, CT laboratory is also AIHA EMLAP Accredited. The Accreditation of this facility marks EMSL as the exclusive laboratory in the nation to currently operate twenty one AIHA EMLAP Accredited laboratories. EMSL's ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 20 years of monitoring provides insight into New Zealand`s river water quality

    Two decades of monitoring of river water quality by NIWA has provided important information that is helping to care for New Zealand’s iconic rivers. More than 18 000 river water samples have been collected by New Zealand’s National Rivers Water Quality Network (NRWQN) over the past 20 years to monitor river conditions. The Network, which was set up to detect trends and conditions in water ...

  • Gas leaks fuel climate change

    A leading authority on the effects of methane in the atmosphere has called for a new drive to cut gas leaks from pipelines and wells. Euan Nisbet, professor of Earth sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, says that ever more sensitive detection equipment using global satellite positioning systems has made it ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Recent federal developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA The following item is of major importance to many of our clients and friends. We will issue a more detailed analysis of the legislation early next week. Lautenberg Introduces Safe Chemicals Act Of 2011: On April 14, 2011, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, which is intended to modernize the ...


    By Acta Group

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA EPA Revokes TSCA Section 4 Testing Requirements For Certain High Production Volume Chemical Substances: On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revoked certain testing requirements for six chemical substances and all testing requirements for four chemical substances. 77 Fed. Reg. 15609. EPA is reportedly basing its ...


    By Acta Group

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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