soil microbial culture News

  • Shifts in soil bacteria linked to wetland restoration success

    A new study led by Duke University researchers finds that restoring degraded wetlands -- especially those that had been converted into farm fields -- actually decreases their soil bacterial diversity. But that’s a good thing, say the study’s authors, because it marks a return to the wetland soils’ natural conditions.“It sounds counter-intuitive, but our study shows that in restored wetlands, ...


    By Duke University

  • New standard for biologically-based cleaners released

    The EcoLogo Program, one of North America's most recognizable eco-labels, has released its newly revised standard for biologically-based cleaning and degreasing compounds. Household cleaners are among the new additions to this standard, making biologically-based cleaning products more accessible to the public. "EcoLogo is proud to expand its Biologically-based Cleaning and Degreasing ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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.

  • Aquifer ph and enhanced reductive dechlorination

    The recent Battelle Memorial Institute symposium on bioremediation1 in Baltimore, MD featured a focused session of platform presentations on the timely topic of Bioremediation in Low-pH Aquifers. Throughout the session we heard a variety of case studies and viewpoints, with the primary focus of the session being biological reductive dechlorination of chlorinated ethenes (PCE, TCE, DCE and VC) in ...


    By REGENESIS

  • EuroCharity takes part in 2,500th anniversary celebration of world`s very first marathon

    Just over 22,000 runners from around the world - including Prime Minister George A. Papandreou and two EuroCharity executives - took part in the 28th Athens Classic Marathon (ACM) yesterday. The 42 km. run marked the 2,500th anniversary of Pheidippidis' fabled run from Marathon to Athens to impart news of the victory over the Persians. EuroCharity's Managing Partner and Business Development ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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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