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  • Soil protection

    On 13 September, MEP Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines presented the draft directive on soil protection to members of the European Parliament's ITRE committee (Industry, technology, research and energy). Ecological NGOs present at the meeting were not reassured. 'We are disappointed with it. This directive is in danger, when it could be an essential lever for a genuine policy on soil protection on a ...


  • Argentina - environmental industries sector profile

    Argentina has one of the best-developed environmental protection regimes in South America. The environmental sector is growing again after the economic crisis of 2001-2002, and the Argentine government was expecting the overall economy to grow by 9% in 2007. Argentines are still striving to meet international environmental standards by refurbishing their plants and improving their products ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Netherlands - environmental sector profile - the Hague

    Environment technology: The Netherlands has brought environmental issues into sharp focus long before many other European countries and is highly susceptible to pollution. This is the result of a combination of factors including the large-scale Dutch agricultural sector, energy-intensive chemical and petrochemical industries, a dense population, and the role the Netherlands plays as a major ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Precompression stress in soils

    The precompression stress as a factor to assess the mechanical stability of soils is predictable by using pedotransfer functions. Over the past decades arable soils have been deteriorated because of the heavy machinery on the farm. Increase loads enhance subsoil compaction which is mostly irreversible. As a consequence of this deformation, the soil productivity decreases while the erodibility ...


  • NatureWorks provides new Ingeo Biopolymer Eco Profile

    NatureWorks teamed up with PE INTERNATIONAL and released the first findings of its updated eco profile for its naturally advanced family of Ingeo™ biopolymers. The eco profile of a polymer gives information such as the total energy and raw materials consumed, and the total emissions to air, water, and soil from the cradle to the finished polymer pellet. The new Ingeo eco profile ...


    By thinkstep

  • Sinorock Soil Nails Design Advantage

    Sinorock Soil Nails Design Advantage Sinorock soil nail is a kind of self drilling hollow anchor bolt. It consists of hollow anchor bar, drill bit, coupling, packer, plate and nut. Drilling, installation, and injection of the soil nail in one single operational step. And it has easy and similar operating principle for different rock mass and ...


    By sinorock

  • Describing Soils: Calibration tool for teaching soil rupture resistance

    A new calibration tool was recently developed to help students and soil scientists calibrate their thumb and forefinger for the correct amount of pressure. C.A. Seybold and colleagues, USDA-NRCS, Lincoln, NE, write about this new tool in the 2009 issue of Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education. Rupture resistance is a measure of the strength of a soil to withstand an applied ...

  • LT Environmental, Inc. & RPI Group Celebrate Closure at High Profile Site

    It is hard to believe that RPI Group has been exceeding client remediation goals for almost 15 years. This newsletter celebrates, perhaps, the greatest thing that my colleagues have accomplished “to date”. This large and extremely high profile site had a combination of ubiquitous TCE contamination, varying and challenging lithology, DNAPL “surprises” and a ...

  • Detailed soil information for Africa now available

    Zoom in on an African village, and see whether the soil is clayey or sandy, or how much nutrients or organic carbon it contains. This is now possible since ISRIC and partners have launched detailed freely accessible soil property maps for Africa. The maps, that can be explored in Google Earth, contain predictions of more than 20 soil properties at six standard depths at 250 meter ...

  • Soil carbon storage is not always influenced by tillage practices

    The practice of no-till has increased considerably during the past 20 yr. Soils under no-till usually host a more abundant and diverse biota and are less prone to erosion, water loss, and structural breakdown than tilled soils. Their organic matter content is also often increased and consequently, no-till is proposed as a measure to mitigate the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide ...

  • New calibration tool for teaching soil rupture resistance

    A new calibration tool was recently developed to help students and soil scientists calibrate their thumb and forefinger for the correct amount of pressure. C.A. Seybold and colleagues, USDA-NRCS, Lincoln, NE, write about this new tool in the 2009 issue of Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education. Rupture resistance is a measure of the strength of a soil to withstand an applied ...

  • Help students think like soil scientists

    Emphasizing cross-disciplinary concepts in teaching soil science courses, such as mass-volume relationships, can help undergraduates learn real-world, problem-solving skills that are crucial to their success in soil science careers. Drs. Josh Heitman and Michael Vepraskas, North Carolina State University Soil Science Department, highlighted this need for quantitative measurement skills in an ...

  • Scientists map soils on an extinct American volcano

    Union County New Mexico is a landscape of striking diversity. Out of expansive rangelands rise sporadic yet majestic cinder cone volcanoes and mesas preserved by basalt, part of the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field. Capulin volcano, formed approximately 62,000 years ago, is the youngest volcano in the field. The cone rises 396 m from the plain, reaching an altitude of 2,495 m above sea level. The ...

  • Soil acidity threatens Australian farming production

    Soil acidity and subsurface acidity in particular is a widespread and significant constraint threatening production and flexibility in the farming system. Maintaining optimal pH is necessary if farm productivity is to be maintained. It therefore falls on growers to assess their circumstances and determine long-term goals for soil management. If there’s no quick fix solution, a longer term view is ...


  • EPA to introduce new measures to increase soil recovery at contanimated sites

    As part of the US EPA's goal of improved environmental stewardship across its programs, the Agency has begun examining opportunities to integrate sustainable practices into the decision-making processes and implementation strategies used to remediate and manage contaminated lands. Three major efforts under this umbrella will be discussed in this seminar; 1) Green remediation, 2) soil amendments ...

  • Northern US soil carbon reservoirs vulnerable to global warming, says USGS

    Mounting evidence shows that soil carbon is increasingly contributing larger amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere as a result of warming, permafrost degradation, and complex climate-biogeochemical interactions. Northern soils are known to harbor large amounts of carbon in the zone between the moss surface and the permafrost or mineral soil boundary. USGS Soil Scientist, Jennifer ...

  • CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water: New Wiley-VCH re-launch

    Weinheim, Germany –The first issue of CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water is now available online on Wiley InterScience. CLEAN is set to become the premier source of information in all aspects of sustainability and environmental safety. CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water combines the environmental aspects of soil, air and water, as well as sustainability and the technosphere, focusing on prevention measures and ...


    By Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH

  • Delta-T launches new digital SDI-12 version of the PR2 Profile Probe

    Delta-T Devices has launched a new digital version of their well-established analogue PR2 Profile Probe.  Named the PR2 SDI-12, it shares the many strengths of the analogue version (which remains in production), but with the addition of SDI-12 compatibility - allowing integration into new and existing SDI-12 systems. As with the analogue version, the new version comes in two lengths ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Trends & Forecasts in Global Soil Treatment Market by Types and Geography to 2017

    The global soil treatment market research report highlights, the market size of the global soil treatment market both in terms of revenue and volume. The global soil treatment market revenue is estimated to reach the mark of $28.9 billion by 2017 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% from 2012 to 2017. Soil treatment market is valued for its benefits on the soil structure, nutritional profile ...


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