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  • Sophisticated soil analysis for improved land use

    Soil variation occurs across multiple geographic scales ranging from vast climatic regions of the Earth to a 50 acre farm field to the molecular world of soil nano-particles in a pinch of soil. For example, in a forest or an agricultural field, soil properties vary from the summit of a hill down to the base. Within a single soil aggregate that may be less than a quarter inch in diameter, there ...

  • Track soil particles moving through watershed

    Soil erosion of croplands, rangelands, and urban areas is one of the most common problems that negatively affects the environment. Soil particles carried by rainwater along slopes may transport a variety of harmful agricultural and industrial chemicals, cause the soil to lose fertility, and inundate streams. Quantifying the movement of soil through watersheds is a complex task, which requires ...

  • 3-D laser scanning: A new soil quality measurement

    Soil researchers pay close attention to bulk density, as it is one of the most common soil measurements and it is often used as a measure of soil quality. A soil’s bulk density can be indicative of the ease of root penetration, water movement, and soil strength. Measuring this value with traditional methods has been difficult in the past, but researchers have developed a new method using laser ...

  • Q&A about national general survey on soil contamination in China

    MEP and MLR announced the report on the national general survey on soil contamination today, and the survey results showed the general condition of the soil environment across the country not optimistic; some areas are suffering from bad soil pollution, the environmental quality of the arable land is worrying, and there are pressing soil environmental problems in industrial and mining deserted ...

  • Wireless Sensors for Precision Agriculture and Environmental Monitoring - Global Forecast and Analysis by Sensor Types, Applications and Geography (20

    Central to “ambient intelligence”; insights into the wireless sensors market for precision agriculture and environmental monitoring are detailed in this report. This report refers to environmental and agricultural monitoring as areas deployed with intelligent sensor interface that tracks, informs about, provides granular control of, and monitors the environment and agriculture in ...


  • Land Contamination

    Land Contamination Identified: Contaminated land is a constant battle for developers looking to build houses / industrial sites or purpose built facilities. Contamination simply means an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment and therefore remediation or site clean up is required. Identifying contamination requires assessment, measurement and remediation. The primary contaminants ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Detecting Lead Hotspots In Urban Gardens Requires Different Sampling Strategies

    The local food movement is gaining traction in cities across America, with urban gardens contributing a healthy source of fresh produce for local citizens as well as providing a social outlet for gardeners and creating open spaces for residents to enjoy. Urban gardening is not without risks, however. Many garden plots within cities were previously inhabited by residences or industrial buildings ...


    By SRA Information Technology

  • Impacts of groundwater on local rainfall under a changing climate

    Climate change is expected to bring hotter conditions to many important agricultural regions. This will affect rates of evaporation from the ground and may also have an impact on local rainfall patterns. A recent study suggests that the depth of groundwater may determine the susceptibility of a region to drought following changes in temperature and rainfall. Understanding the transfer of water ...

  • Vapor Intrusion: A hidden danger

    As public awareness has increased, the issue of vapor intrusion in buildings has become a significant environmental concern for building occupants, regulators and industry leaders. According to the EPA, the potential health issues vary and are dependent upon the types of chemicals and concentrations of the chemicals as well as the length of the exposure and the overall health of those that are ...


  • Ruining the world’s water supply

    Agricultural run-offs containing fertilizers, animal wastes and pesticides are infecting rivers and water courses with blue-green algal blooms and toxic chemicals. While the problem is particularly evident in developing countries - Canada, Australia and the United States contain some of the world’s most polluted rivers, and poor agricultural practices are the root cause. Almost one-fifth ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Are toxic vapors entering your house from underground?

    The issue of vapor intrusion in buildings has become a significant environmental concern for building occupants, regulators and industry leaders. According to the EPA, the potential health issues vary and are dependent upon the types of chemicals and concentrations of the chemicals. The length of the exposure and the overall health of those exposed is also a factor. At one end of the spectrum, ...


  • UN agency explores potential benefits of organic agriculture in Eastern Europe

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said this week it is partnering with an organic farming organization to examine the potential economic, employment and environmental benefits of greater investment in sustainable agriculture in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia region. The study by UNEP, in partnership with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements ...


    By United Nations

  • University of Arizona recognized in EPA’s first-ever campus RainWorks challenge

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the four winners of the Campus RainWorks Challenge, a new design challenge created to inspire the next generation of landscape architects, planners and engineers to develop innovative green infrastructure systems that reduce stormwater pollution and support sustainable communities. The University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., was named ...

  • InfoSewer V7

    MWH Soft has released the V7 Generation of InfoSewer for ArcGIS platform. InfoSewer has helped define the standard in the industry for GIS-centric sanitary sewer network modelling and design since 2003. This seventh version of the software introduces key enhancements requested by customers that increase engineering productivity; improve network analysis and design; and enhance the visualisation, ...

  • ASTM D6429 - 99(2011)e1 standard guide for selecting surface geophysical methods

    This guide applies to commonly used surface geophysical methods for those applications listed in Table 1. The rating system used in Table 1 is based upon the ability of each method to produce results under average field conditions when compared to other methods applied to the same application. An “A” rating implies a preferred method and a “B” rating implies an alternate ...


    By ASTM International

  • Growing organic agriculture from eastern Europe to central Asia

    UNEP Green Economy Initiative Assesses Role of Sustainable Agriculture in Boosting Exports, Livelihoods and Jobs Across the Region The potential to create a booming organic agriculture sector across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is the focus of a study announced today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). UNEP is partnering with the International Federation of Organic ...

  • Local changes in Bulgarian climate could have widespread impacts

    Southwest Bulgaria has an unusual climate with Mediterranean temperatures in the summer and cold winters. New research indicates that there will be an increase in annual mean temperature in this region and suggests that climatic changes could have damaging environmental and socio-economic impacts. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has reported that the global average annual ...

  • Air & thermal coupling

    SVOffice 2009 Professional Coupling The Professional version of each SVOffice 2009 software package gives you the capability to fully couple your model with other packages. Coupling allows the solution of multiple processes within the context of a single modeling problem. Click here to learn more about all available SVOffice 2009 software coupling options. Borehole Thermal ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • EPA Honors Winners of First-Ever Campus RainWorks Challenge / University of Florida and Illinois Institute of Technology lead in design of green infrastructure on campus

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the four winners of the Campus RainWorks Challenge, a new design challenge created to inspire the next generation of landscape architects, planners and engineers to develop innovative green infrastructure systems that reduce stormwater pollution and support sustainable communities. Stormwater is one of the most widespread challenges ...

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