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  • New monitoring tools for petrol additive MTBE in groundwater

    Methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) is a petrol additive which can contaminate groundwater supplies. MTBE often breaks down naturally in the environment, but regulators need to be certain that this is taking place. New research highlights a number of tools in development that may offer better data on spilled MTBE in the environment, and improve the ability to monitor its degradation. MTBE is added ...

  • Mystic River water quality receives a “D” - ongoing efforts, analysis highlight problem areas

    At the Mystic River Watershed Association’s 16th annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle, EPA and the Mystic River Watershed Association announced the sixth public reporting on the condition of the Mystic River since kicking off a collaborative effort addressing water quality issues in the urban river in 2006. This year, the Mystic River Watershed received a grade of “D” for ...

  • Genome BC: Better Water for Better Health

    NOTE TO EDITORS: B-roll video is available Just over a decade ago, a small Ontario town was the epicenter of Canada's most significant drinking water related disaster. Close to half of Walkerton's 5,000 residents fell ill and seven people lost their lives due to the highly dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria found in their drinking water. A research team in the British Columbia Public Health ...


    By Marketwire

  • New Jersey Organizations Use EPA Grants to Monitor Water Pollution in their Communities

    With support of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "citizen science" grants, two New Jersey community groups have begun their final weeks of summer water pollution monitoring. The New York/New Jersey Baykeeper and Friends of the Bonsal Preserve have been using $25,000 grants to monitor water quality on tributaries of the New York/New Jersey Harbor. The groups are testing for the bacteria ...

  • New York Organizations Use EPA Grants to Monitor Water Pollution in their Communities

    With support of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "citizen science" grants, two New York community groups have begun their final weeks of summer water pollution monitoring. The Bronx River Alliance and the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance have been using $25,000 grants to monitor water quality on tributaries of the New York/New Jersey Harbor. The groups are testing for the bacteria ...

  • China needs comprehensive and cost-effective strategies to address water pollution

    China has become famous in recent years for its double-digit annual economic growth and rapid urbanization. Unfortunately, this economic success story is paired with serious environmental degradation, especially the pollution of China’s streams, rivers, lakes, and coastal areas. China suffers from growing shortages of fresh water resources and can ill-afford to have its lakes and rivers ...

  • BioLargo Showcasing its Breakthrough Water Treatment System - Alpha Commercial Prototype At University of Alberta

    One year ago, experts from industry, academia, government, and finance were presented with what could soon be known as the biggest breakthrough in water treatment in decades. A team of researchers at BioLargo Water and the University of Alberta unveiled a working laboratory model of the AOS Filter along with the results from studies that demonstrate its ability to disinfect water 100 times more ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Bacterial persistence in streams, say SSSA

    A research team from the University of Tennessee (UT) has completed a study on an East Tennessee river to determine the connection between watershed hydrology and fecal bacteria statistical time series analysis. Shesh Koirala and colleagues report their findings in the July-August issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality. The article presents a study of the temporal patterns and statistical ...

  • Benefits of interdisciplinary approach

    By linking variables from different disciplines, novel insights into water system management can be obtained. This is established by the project Microbiology in Urban Water Systems (MUWS), which aims to characterise the microorganisms found in both potable water distribution systems and sewer networks and described in the latest issue of Drinking Water Engineering and Science. Urban water ...

  • Bigger and better Stormwater BMP database

    There is no end to the creativity in stormwater management programs. A newly designed website now makes it much easier for stormwater professionals to evaluate best management practices (BMPs), to make sure that their creativity produces an effective and reliable system. Improvements in the International Stormwater BMP Database were recently unveiled ...

  • Registration deadline approaching for TMDL 2009 conference

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) will present TMDL 2009: Combining Science and Management to Restore Impaired Waters from August 9-12, 2009 at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minn. Co-sponsored by the Central States Water Environment Association, with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Advisory Committee on Water Information, and the Water Environment Research ...

  • New Ames tests now available from Cambio

    Distributed in the UK exclusively by Cambio, Xenometrix products include today’s most advanced Ames mutagenicity assays and cytotoxicity screening kits. These have been specially designed to reduce the amount of test compounds and consumables used, and to require less hands-on time. Xenometrix is particularly proud of its excellent pre- and post-sale customer support which allows new ...


    By Cambio Ltd

  • E. coli Fecal Contamination Identified through PCR Testing

    Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) is a cutting edge molecular technology that analyzes for the genetic material known as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).� DNA is found in every cell and EMSL Analytical Laboratories has harnessed this powerful molecular testing technique to identify a host of microbial contaminants and pathogens, including E. coli. Escherichia coli (E. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • MIT Submits Application to AOAC for Certification of Test Methods for E. Coli and Salmonella

    Micro Imaging Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: MMTC) (OTCQB: MMTC) announces the submittal of its applications to the Association of Advanced Communities Research Institute ("AOAC RI") for Performance Test Method Certification for the MIT 1000 System's for accurate bacterial identifications of the pathogens E. coli and Salmonella. In June 2009, MIT announced it was the recipient of the prestigious AOAC ...


    By Marketwire

  • New Grading System for Mystic River Watershed Gives Public Better Localized Information

    In coordination with the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA), EPA is utilizing an enhanced, more locally-specific analysis of water quality in the Mystic River Watershed to illuminate environmental conditions for the public. Instead of one grade for the entire watershed, EPA and MyRWA are issuing grades for each segment of the watershed, totaling 14 separate stretches of river and its ...

  • Look Inside The Black Box – Presentations at WEFTEC 2016

    Monitoring and troubleshooting of wastewater treatment processes has been limited by our ability to see into the microbial world of these systems. The primary tool at our disposal is a simple microscope, not unlike microscopes that have been around for more than one hundred years. The microscope is able to give us some very quick information (i.e. filaments, pin floc, protozoans, etc) but ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Mercury released from products down by 88%

    Mercury released from products such as thermometers and dental amalgam is much lower now than it was in 1990, but such releases continue to be a dangerous source of environmental contamination, according to new research conducted by an environmental scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Releases to air and land caused by products that contain mercury decreased an estimated ...

  • Algae Biomass Organization Recognizes Six Students With Young Algae Researcher Awards at Algae Biomass Summit in Denver

    Six student scientists were presented with the first Young Algae Researcher Awards today in Denver for their contributions to fields of algae biology and engineering on the final day of the 2011 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the ...


    By Algae Biomass Organization

  • Agriculture and Livestock Remain Major Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    New Worldwatch Institute study examines the agricultural sector’s impact on global greenhouse gas emissions Washington, D.C.—Global greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector totaled 4.69 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2010 (the most recent year for which data are available), an increase of 13 percent over 1990 ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • DOE-funded research projects win 39 R&D awards for 2010

    U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 39 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The coveted awards are presented annually in recognition of exceptional new products, processes, materials or software developed throughout the world and introduced into the market the previous year. "I ...


    By US Department of Energy

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