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  • Burns & McDonnell Assisting Cities as Zebra Mussels Threaten Public Water Systems

    Cities across Kansas are on alert after zebra mussels nearly halted one city's water intake system and continue to threaten other public waterways across the state. "Utilities are being caught by surprise," says John Mitchell, director of the wastewater practice at Burns & McDonnell. "Without a plan, agencies are finding themselves in big trouble from these invasive species." Zebra mussels ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Pennsylvania DEP Finds Zebra Mussels in Conneaut Lake; Boaters, Anglers Cautioned

    Boaters and anglers are being asked to take steps to prevent the further spread of zebra mussels after the Department of Environmental Protection discovered the nuisance species in Conneaut Lake, Crawford County. Regional DEP staff found three zebra mussels during June 10 sampling, two in the lake and one in ...

  • UPDATE: Burns & McDonnell Assisting Cities as Zebra Mussels Threaten Public Water Systems

    Cities across the Midwest are on alert after zebra mussels nearly halted one city's water intake system and continue to threaten other public supplies and waterways. "Some utilities are being overwhelmed," says John Mitchell, director of the water practice at Burns & McDonnell. "Planning for the inevitable invasion of these mollusks is critical. Almost every surface water supply in the ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Endangered species’ response to the dual threat of climate change and invasive species

    The joint threat posed by climate change and invasive alien species can have different effects on endangered native species, new research suggests. This European study predicts that the invasive zebra mussel may benefit from climate change, negatively affecting native mussel populations; but both invasive and native crayfish could suffer declines. Although climate change and invasive species are ...

  • Marrone Bio Innovations strengthens zequanox commercial operations

    Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) continues to strengthen and expand commercial operations with the addition of Dennis Bitter as Zequanox Commercial Manager. Dennis joins MBI with extensive experience in water and waste water markets. He will oversee North American sales ...

  • Heysham Power Station - Bio-fouling Control

    Heysham nuclear power station have recently suffered a build up of Zebra mussel growth in the sea water cooling water intake systems. Previous experience proved that Sodium Hypochlorite dosing was successful in clearing the infestation and so WES were engaged to design and manufacture a temporary/emergency Sodium Hypochlorite dosing system to control the bio-fouling. Utilising an existing ...


    By WES Ltd / Weschem Ltd

  • Marrone Bio Innovations Honored for Innovative Water Technology

    MBI named a 2011 Top 50 Water Company by The Artemis Project™ Davis, California (May 17, 2011) - Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) today announced its selection by The Artemis Project™ as a winner in the Top 50 Water Companies Competition. This award highlights MBI’s product Zequanox™ as one of the most promising, innovative technologies coming to the marketplace. Zequanox is ...

  • Marrone Bio Innovations Honored for Innovative Water Technology

    Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) today announced its selection by The Artemis Project™ as a winner in the Top 50 Water Companies Competition. This award highlights MBI's product Zequanox™ as one of the most promising, innovative technologies coming to ...

  • Marrone bio innovations honored for innovative water technology

    Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) today announced its selection by The Artemis Project™ as a winner in the Top 50 Water Companies Competition. This award highlights MBI’s product ...

  • Marrone Bio Innovations Selected by The Artemis Project™ as a 2012 Top 50 Water Company

    Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) announced today that it has been chosen for the 2012 Artemis Top 50 Water Tech Listing™, and earned the distinction as one of the five early market leaders generating revenues beyond $5 million. The selection of MBI to the list was based largely on its ...

  • Marrone Bio Innovations to Feature Zequanox at International Water Conference 2011

    Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a leading global provider of natural products for pest management in the agricultural and water treatment markets, will be exhibiting at the International Water Conference (IWC) in booth number 63. The conference, being held November 13-17 at The ...


    By PRWeb

  • AMIAD FILTRATION SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES ITS EBS FILTER LINE EXPANSION

    The EBS filter line now includes an EBS 15,000 on-line and in-line version.  Also, now an in-line version of the original EBS 10,000 is available. This automatic filter series is designed to work with various types of screens, is available in 8” to 24” inlet/outlet diameters, and has an electric motor driven self-cleaning mechanism. The EBS 15,000 screen is taller and wider allowing for ...

  • Microwaves could stop alien invaders

    Invasive alien species (IAS) represent a serious threat to biodiversity both in Europe and worldwide, with associated economic impacts. One important EU goal is to halt the decline of biodiversity by 2010. Now scientists have developed and tested a new, inexpensive system to kill unwelcome plant and animal species that get a free ride in merchant ships. Ballast water is placed in the hull of a ...

  • Weak ballast water permit opens U.S. waters to continued invasion

    Today, the USEPA released a new permit to regulate ballast water discharges from commercial vessels in US waters that falls far short of what is needed in the estimation of a coalition of conservation organizations that had previously sued to win a tougher permit. Invasive species introduced and spread via ballast water discharge are already wreaking havoc on U.S. waters. For example, a litany of ...

  • Group sues EPA over invasive species regulations

    An environmental group said Wednesday it has sued the federal government, contending that recently established regulations for ships to treat ballast water before releasing it into U.S. waterways aren't strong enough to prevent more aquatic species invasions. The National Wildlife Federation's lawsuit asks a federal appeals court to rule that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Making NY`s Lake George the world`s `smartest`

    An unprecedented project to turn New York's Lake George into the "smartest lake in the world" is being launched and will monitor the lake from its sun-dappled shores to its dark depths in hopes of keeping the Adirondack attraction pristine. Sensors analyzing the likes of stream runoff, rainfall, wind, currents, salinity, chlorophyll and nitrogen will be placed around Lake George this year and an ...


    By Associated Press

  • North America works to halt invasive species

    Economic losses and the environmental impact caused by invasive species exceed $100 billion dollars annually in the United Stated alone. An example of this impact is the zebra mussel, which has caused nearly $ 1 billion in damages, according to a New York Sea Grant report. In southwest Mexico, the unintentional introduction of a innovative fish species, the armored catfish, or plecostomus, in ...

  • BioBullets on target at chemical engineering awards

    Cambridge University spin-out, BioBullets, clinched the top prize at last night’s Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) awards dinner in London. The annual event, which attracted over 400 industry experts, recognised just some of the innovative projects being undertaken by chemical and process engineers, all over the world. BioBullets – winner of the Entec Medal – has found a novel ...

  • New global marine alliance to tackle bio-invasions

    A new Global Industry Alliance (GIA) was launched this week to tackle the threats of marine bio-invasions caused by the transfer of marine organisms from one environment to another, in ship ballast tanks. Ballast water is carried in cargo ships to provide needed stability. It is taken onboard at the start of every trip a ship makes and then pumped out on arrival. Some organisms in the ballast ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UN agencies, shipping corporations to tackle environmental threats

    A Global Industry Alliance (GIA) was launched this week to tackle the threats of marine bio-invasions caused by the transfer of  marine organisms from one environment to another, in ship ballast tanks. Ballast water is carried in cargo ships to provide needed stability. It is taken onboard at the start of every trip a ship makes and then pumped out on arrival. Some organisms in the ballast ...

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