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  • Mapping Earth`s soil moisture with NASA

    Professor Dara Entekhabi from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to lead a science team designing a NASA satellite mission to collect global soil moisture measurements and other data seen as key to improving weather, flood and drought forecasts and predictions of agricultural productivity and climate change. At present, scientists have no network for gathering soil ...

  • Loss of soil carbon linked to climate change in England and Wales

    Soil and plants store around 5% of the world’s carbon, but carbon storage in some soils is in decline. Recent research has found that climate change accounted for 9–22% of carbon declines in organic soils in semi-natural habitats throughout England and Wales from 1978–2003. The researchers say monitoring soils rich in carbon should be a priority to ensure that more carbon is not ...

  • Puerto Rican Companies Turn to Zimmetry Environmental for Compliance with OSHA’s New Crystalline Silica Rule

    In March, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued their highly anticipated final rule to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica. OSHA estimates that the rule will save over 600 lives and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis each year, once its effects are fully realized. The Final Rule is projected to provide net benefits of about $7.7 ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • OSHA Proposes New Rule Aimed at Lowering Worker Exposure to Crystalline Silica

    Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a proposed rule aimed at curbing lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workforce. The new proposal aims to lower worker exposure to crystalline silica. Crystalline silica is a component of soil, sand, granite and other minerals.  Quartz, ...

  • Employees Exposed to Asbestos at Illinois Workplace

    A company in Kankakee, IL has been cited for five health violations concerning asbestos by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The violations were detected after receiving a complaint claiming hazards at the workplace. The total projected fine for the company is $59,400. One of the company’s major repeat violations was their failure to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Experts Provide Services to Prevent Silicosis in Puerto Rico

    Silica exposure remains a serious threat to several million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 workers in high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work and tunneling. Exposure also occurs during many different construction activities and some manufacturing processes.   These same risks can be found in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Greenhouse Gas Benchmark of 400 Parts per Million reached and excceded

    For the first time since the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began tracking carbon dioxide in the global atmosphere, the monthly global average concentration of this greenhouse gas surpassed 400 parts per million in March 2015, according to NOAA’s latest results. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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