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  • Soil climate monitoring in Antarctica

    Antarctica, the coldest place on earth, has an area of about 14 million sq. km. About 98% of the continent is covered by ice, which averages about 2100 m thick. This vast ice sheet contains the earth’s largest fresh water reserve. Of the ice-free ground, only 0.3% is available for soils to form. Currently there are seven soil climate stations in Antarctica, which monitor a range of ambient ...

  • Soil moisture monitoring station

    PureSense Environmental Inc. recently installed its soil moisture monitoring equipment at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The installation at Cal Poly is in a cauliflower seed project run by students of the university. The equipment allows students to view soil moisture data and learn how to make informed irrigation decisions based on the data they receive from the ...

  • Monitoring groundwater, vapor & soil gas

    Monitoring shallow groundwater, vapor and soil gas up to 25 ft. below surface is simplified using Drive-Point Piezometer technology. There are three drive point piezometer tip options; where an airtight connection is most desirable, the 615C has a compression fitting for 1/4" ID tubing, ideal for ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Push for soil indicators to help monitor SDGs

    A group of land and soil specialists has proposed three indicators to measure land use and soil health that they say could help the UN monitor its future Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN's Millennium Development Goals, which expire this year, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New video on Greenhouse Gas soil monitoring

    In response to the demand for a better understanding of climate change, Gasmet Technologies and researchers from the University of Helsinki have created a video to demonstrate the speed and simplicity with which Greenhouse Gas (GHG) measurements can be taken in the field. Following the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • LATEST TECHNOLOGY: SMARTPHONE Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) Systems with Remote Monitoring

    LATEST TECHNOLOGY:  SMARTPHONE-READY Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) Systems with Remote Monitoring SOIL-THERM EQUIPMENT, INC now designs all environmental remediation systems with Remediation Monitoring and Control (ReMAC) capability! Using ReMac, Operators are able to access their Soil Vapor Extraction or Dual Phase Extraction or thermal system using their Smartphone, ...


    By Soil-Therm Equipment, Inc.

  • German soil monitoring programme could assess impacts of GM crops

    Effective regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) calls for monitoring of the potential environmental risks. This study explored whether the German permanent soil monitoring programme could be a useful tool for this purpose. The researchers say the programme has potential to monitor the effects of GMOs on local soil communities, but that adaptations would be necessary. The first ...

  • 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.

  • Soil-Therm Equipment, Inc Revolutionizes Soil Vapor Extraction Operations with ReMAC…Remote Monitoring and Control Technology

    “As a custom environmental and remediation equipment manufacturer since 1990, Soil-Therm Equipment Inc has now created a simple, practical and cost effective internet monitoring and control system to operate on any system they build.  From blowers, oxidizers, electric and chlorinated oxidizers, customers can monitor and control their entire system using an iPad, iPhone or laptop ...


    By Soil-Therm Equipment, Inc.

  • Soil management in China and the EU

    Following rapid urbanisation, management of contaminated soil has become a political priority in China. In this study, researchers reviewed the current system in China as compared to Europe and provide recommendations for the sustainable management of soil. China’s rapid economic growth, and the accompanied urbanisation, has come at a considerable cost to the environment. In the late 1990s, ...

  • 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 ...


  • Safeguarding our soils for the future

    Measures to protect and improve our soil to meet rising demand for food and to combat climate change have been unveiled by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn. England’s soil has suffered over the last 200 years from the impacts of intensive farming and industrial pollution, and today is under threat from erosion by wind and rain, a loss of organic matter and nutrients, and pressure for ...

  • SOIL-THERM Remediation Equipment Special !

    Simply dial-up your blower or oxidizer system with your iPhone or iPAD and see its status and how its been operating for the last week. Using your laptop or iPhone with internet, you’ll get a full screen view of your system’s touchscreen with date, time, and operating status as if you were standing in front of the system! Then, optimize flows and vacuums, ...


    By Soil-Therm Equipment, Inc.

  • Restoring coastal wetlands? check the soil

    Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new research finds that conditions in the vadose zone, the unsaturated soil below the surface but above the water table, are of particular importance to seedling survival in coastal floodplain ...

  • Soil – the living skin of planet earth

    The soil forms the outer skin of the land masses of Planet Earth. This thin veneer of living material is sometimes only a few centimetres thick and rarely thicker than two or three metres, but it has critical influence on what happens on the surface of the Earth. Soil is our life-support system. It provides anchorage for roots; holds water long enough for plants to make use of it; and holds ...

  • Interactions between soil related sciences – linking geophysics, soil science and digital soil mapping

    iSOIL is a collaborate project co-funded by the Research DG of the European Commission within the RTD activities of the FP7 Thematic Priority Environment. iSOIL will develop, validate and evaluate concepts and strategies for an improved soil mapping. Therefore, three topics are of major methodological interest (1) Development of geophysical techniques, (2) Development of geophysical transfer ...

  • EPA to excavate contaminated soil, monitor groundwater at Ellenville scrap iron and metal superfund site in Ulster County, N.Y. (NY)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it has finalized the steps it will take to clean up the Ellenville Scrap Iron and Metal Superfund site in the Village of Ellenville, N.Y. in Ulster County. EPA will excavate contaminated soil from six different areas at the site, consolidate the soil on the landfill portion of the site and then securely cap the landfill, which ...

  • A globally integrated Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS)

    Fifty-six scientists from 16 countries met at ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya to launch the African Soil Information Service (AfSIS) and conduct its first workshop. AfSIS is a pioneering tool that will address some of the pressing issues facing sub-Saharan Africa, such as food security, environmental degradation, and climate change by producing a web-based freely accessible digital soil map and an ...


  • Mobile Air Sparge and Soil Vapor Extraction System

    ESD Waste2Water, Inc., manufacturer of Wash Water and Environmental Remediation Equipment, now offers a standardized Mobile Air Sparge and Soil Vapor Extraction System for short term or long term Rental. The standardized System provides a small portable footprint in an enclosed pre-wired / pre-plumbed dual axle trailer that meets the ...


    By ESD Waste2Water, Inc.

  • Site`s groundwater, soil cleanup working

    The effort to clean up soil and groundwater contamination at the nation's only plant for assembling and disassembling nuclear weapons has been effective so far and will continue for years, according to the first five-year review of the site. Pantex in the Texas Panhandle was added to the national Superfund cleanup list in 1994 because of past site practices that included burning chemicals in ...


    By Associated Press

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