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  • Better monitoring of environmental pollutants

    One of Mistra´s Idea Support projects has developed a new technique for measuring a material´s chemical activity, i.e., how it reacts with and influences organisms. The technique is simple, cheap and appropriate for both field and laboratory use. Several of the methods that are used for calculating how different chemical environmental pollutants impact organisms measure concentrations of such ...


    By Mistra

  • NASA satellite improves pollution monitoring

    NASA scientists improved watershed pollution monitoring models by incorporating satellite and ground-based observations of precipitation. The NASA data replaces weather station observations, and will allow states to monitor non-point pollution and improve water quality. The research team, led by Joseph Nigro of Science Systems and Applications, Inc., incorporated two NASA products into a computer ...

  • Monitoring diffuse pollution in EU river catchment areas

    In recent decades, discharges of pollutants from waste water treatment plants and industry have been successfully identified and in many cases reduced, but assessing inputs of diffuse pollution from land, and the degree of retention of pollutants, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, within surface water systems is harder to achieve. A recent study has compared different methods used to estimate ...

  • China Outlines Environmental Action in ‘War’ on Air, Water and Soil Pollution

    China's Premier Li Keqiang pledged that the country would take stronger measures over the coming year to reduce and control air, water and soil pollution, speaking in his annual address at the opening of the National People's Congress (NPC) meetings in Beijing. Li said China would “declare war” on pollution, and would raise energy efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions and prevent and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • New Yakima Valley air monitor measures particulate pollution

    The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency will begin operating a new air quality monitor to measure fine particulate matter in the Sunnyside region of the Yakima Valley. The monitor, which will gather data on particulate matter for a year, will allow regulatory agencies to develop effective strategies to protect air quality in the Yakima Valley and inform burn ban decisions. The monitor is located at ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Groundwater pollution in Europe: an overview

    An overview of groundwater contaminants in Europe is provided by a recent study, which calls for more integrated monitoring using a range of indicators. Groundwater contamination presents serious health and environmental concerns. A number of Directives, including the Water Framework, Groundwater, Nitrates, Industrial Emissions and Landfill Directives, together aim to protect groundwater from ...

  • Nitrate pollution management workshop

    At the European level, surface and groundwater nitrate pollution remains of major concern, despite considerable efforts made over the last decades via e.g. Nitrate Directive and Urban Waste Water Directive. Currently, all parties from European to local level dealing with nitrate pollution face the same challenge: significant improvement in managing and controlling human inputs of nitrate in the ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pollution Srl will attend ECOMONDO 2016

    Ecomondo, the largest showcase in the Euro-Mediterranean area for advanced and sustainable technology for processing and recycling all kinds of waste, will be in Rimini, Italy, from 8th to 11th of November 2016.  Please come to visit us at Booth 031,Hall ...


    By Pollution Srl

  • Signs of recovery in polluted Czech forests

    Pollution has had a significant impact on European forests, where it disrupts many natural processes. Forests in Central Europe are among the most severely affected by pollution worldwide. New research1 from the Czech Republic suggests that attempts to cut sulfur-based pollution (such as acid rain) could also be important in a longer-term reduction of nitrate output from forest watersheds as ...

  • Pesticide pollution slow to reach groundwater

    Underground water aquifers are a significant source of drinking water. In a recent study, French researchers found that pesticides applied to crops can take many years to sink down through the ground and reach groundwater. This means that they may still be entering aquifers, even after agricultural application has stopped. Groundwater is found underground in absorbent layers of rock. ...

  • Pollution, hot spots and environmental justice

    Is it acceptable for legal pollution levels to be higher in some neighbourhoods than in others? In the US, pollution is often concentrated in areas of colour, including the famous Cancer Alley. Changing this is called "environmental justice", and is an important priority for US EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. (Ecojustice has framed the same issue as a Charter challenge in its ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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.

  • Integrated water management helps control agricultural pollution

    By 2015, all surface waters and groundwaters in the European Union should aim to achieve 'good status', with healthy ecosystems and low levels of pollution. The goals for the management of these bodies of water are set out under the Water Framework Directive1. Recent research suggests that integrated management of water catchment areas could be used to control sources of pollution within river ...

  • China demands more transparency from polluters

    China has changed its environment law for the first time in 25 years, instituting public oversight of companies and allowing unlimited fines against persistent polluters, a response to the country's environmental challenges and demands from the public for action. The amendments passed by China's legislature Thursday, which go into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Refinery water pollution costs ConocoPhillips US$1.2m

    ConocoPhillips, an international energy company headquartered in Houston, has agreed to pay a $1.2 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at a petroleum refinery it operates in the city of Borger, located in the Texas panhandle. The U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced that their complaint, filed simultaneously with today's ...

  • Nevada mine pollution deal brings residents $19.5M

    Rural neighbors of an abandoned World War II-era copper mine that has leaked toxic chemicals in northern Nevada for decades have won up to a $19.5 million settlement from companies they accused of covering up the contamination. Atlantic Richfield Co. and its parent BP America Inc. acknowledged no wrongdoing under the agreement, which also calls for them to pay $2.6 million in attorney fees to the ...


    By Associated Press

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