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  • Restoring coastal wetlands? check the soil

    Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new research finds that conditions in the vadose zone, the unsaturated soil below the surface but above the water table, are of particular importance to seedling survival in coastal floodplain ...

  • FedEx and NFWF target urban restoration

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and FedEx have announced nine grant awards that will enable urban residents across the country to take action on local environmental challenges. The Five Star Restoration Program ...

  • Fire and Water Restoration Projects Help People Rebuild Their Lives

    June 1st is the official start of the hurricane season in the U.S., but this spring has already brought a historic level of natural disasters to the country.  Flooding along the Mississippi River and elsewhere, record tornados across the Midwest and South, and huge fires in Arizona, Texas and elsewhere.    Thousands of homes and businesses have been impacted with damage ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Innovative water restoration certificate(TM) program restores more than 17 million gallons of water to critically dewatered streams and rivers

    The Bonneville Environmental Foundation today announced more than 17 million gallons of water have been restored to critically de-watered streams and rivers in the United States as a result of corporate participation in its Water Restoration Certificate™ program. Launched in 2009, the innovative Water Restoration Certificate (WRC) Program enables businesses and individuals to take ...

  • 2014 Healthy Building Professional Summit

    Sponsored by IAQ Training Institute, LLC of Central City, PA The 2014 Healthy Building Professional Summit will be held August 18-22, 2014 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA. The weeklong event includes fundamental, intermediate and advanced level education on residential and commercial indoor air quality (healthy building) ...


    By IAQ Radio

  • Cadmus Continues Support for Protecting and Restoring U.S. Watersheds and Water Bodies

    The Cadmus Group, Inc., recently won its third consecutive five-year contract to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW). Cadmus provides support to OWOW in advancing the protection and restoration of the nation’s watersheds and water bodies. Under this contract, Cadmus will work with OWOW to monitor water quality, manage ...


    By The Cadmus Group, Inc.

  • GEI Hires Eight Senior Professionals

    GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that it has hired eight senior professionals in several of its offices throughout the country.  Joining the firm are Christopher Bradley, P.E.; Mike Carosotto, P.E., PMP, CFM; Ying-Kit Choi, Ph.D., P.E.; ...


    By GEI Consultants, Inc.,

  • Online tool pinpoints sand for Florida beach restoration

    Florida claims to have launched the first-ever database in the country that identifies sand sources for beach restoration and nourishment projects. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, DEP, has compiled a comprehensive on-line tool for identifying suitable sand sources from Florida's coastal waters. 'With this new database, both the state and local beach managers will be better ...

  • Restoration Industry Association Provides Flooding Preparation Tips

    The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) offers these tips for homeowners and businesses preparing for the wind and rain from Hurricane Debby. Consider what you would need if you had to leave your home or business for several weeks. Inspect every area and assess its vulnerability to water. Nothing but furniture and durable equipment should be stored directly on the floor. Paper records ...


  • Cattle can help restore degraded soil

    Agriculture Research Service has tested cattle grazing on degraded soil to determine if the activity would have any effect on restoring depleted nutrients. During a 12 year period, 18 paddocks were used to monitor the soils response to different land management practices. In the end, the paddocks with medium to heavy grazing proved to be the best way to sequester nitrogen and carbon in the soil. ...

  • EPA Awarding Grants to Protect and Restore Wetlands

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands. The National Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, intertribal consortia, and non-profit organizations with funding to develop and refine comprehensive state, tribal, and local wetland programs. “Wetlands ...

  • Environmental Professionals at the Forefront in Rebuilding after Hurricane Irene

    Just a week after Hurricane Irene caused extensive damage to property and loss of life, initial estimates of the property damage range from $7 to $10 billion.  Homes, businesses and institutions all suffered heavy damage due to strong winds, rain, flooding and tidal surges.   People in many of these areas are now in the process of rebuilding and dealing with property insurance ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Professionals Help Prevent Deadly Aspergillosis Infections

    Aspergillus is a genus of fungi consisting of hundreds of species.  It is found in various climates worldwide and is common in the environment.  It can be found in soils, on plants and in decaying plant matter. It is also found in household dust, building materials, and even in spices and some food items.   This fungus is also commonly present in indoor environments that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Environmental Professionals Battle Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    Recently, researchers from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California in San Francisco announced a possible link between some strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and airway inflammation.  The research, conducted on laboratory mice, found the bacteria can cause white blood cells to produce large amounts of histamine.  This elevated histamine level results in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Environmental Professionals Help Prevent Deadly Tularemia Infections

    Last week, it was reported that ticks tested from the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, near San Diego, tested positive for tularemia.  Earlier in October, the Delaware Public Health Laboratory confirmed that state’s first tularemia case since 2003.  Although tularemia is not a common disease, it is one that people need to be aware of as it can occur in most parts of the country. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Chicago’s Environmental Professionals Provide Crucial Services

    The environmental and building science consultants from EC2 have helped thousands of Illinois businesses and property owners recover from environmental and manmade disasters.   Earlier this month the Daily Herald published an article about how restoration specialists go unnoticed until they are needed.  The same can be said for environmental professionals who are often first ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Action Restoration, a Highly Rated Emergency Water Damage Company, is Now Offering Services in Riverside, CA

    Action Restoration, a certified restoration company, is now offering emergency water removal in Riverside, CA that is just in time for spring. A broken pipe, a natural flood or a malfunctioning appliance can occur at any time, resulting in a need for ...


  • WEF to present cities of future 2010 and Urban River restoration 2010

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) will present Cities of the Future 2010 and Urban River Restoration 2010 from March 7 - 10, 2010 at the Boston Marriott Cambridge in Boston, Massachusetts. The two conferences will be co-located to allow unprecedented opportunities for interdisciplinary networking and discussion on urban and sustainable technologies. As environmental awareness grows, so does ...

  • EPA enforcement actions in Texas cut pollution, restore environment

    (Dallas, Texas – November 15, 2006) More than $4.9 billion in environmental improvements were secured and more than 890 million pounds of pollution were reduced as a result of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcement activities this year. A total of $1.3 billion in environmental improvements and 181 million pounds in pollution reductions were realized across the region comprising ...

  • EPA enforcement actions in New Mexico cut pollution, restore environment

    (Dallas, Texas – November 15, 2006) More than $4.9 billion in environmental improvements were secured and more than 890 million pounds of pollution were reduced as a result of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcement activities this year. A total of $1.3 billion in environmental improvements and 181 million pounds in pollution reductions were realized across the region comprising ...

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