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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

  • 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

  • EPA awards more than $300,000 to Paul Smith’s College to control invasive species; grant is one of nine awarded to New York for great lakes restoration work

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks a $332,869 grant to implement a recreational boat inspection program that will prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species – including zebra mussels, spiny water flea and Eurasian water milfoil plants – in the headwaters of eastern Lake Ontario in the western Adirondack Park. Invasive ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Marrone Bio Innovations Files Patent for a Unique Bacillus Species

    Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) a leading global provider of natural pest management products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announces the submission of a patent application encompassing a new Bacillus sp. strain F727, to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This strain was first discovered from soil collected in California by ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • Marine pollution - cleaning up the seas

    Greenhouse gas emissions from marine vessels have received special attention of late, but as the maritime shipping industry continues to grow, other forms of pollution from ships are creating problems that require urgent attention. In the past 15 years, seaborne trade has increased by 50% and continued high rates of growth are expected. The rise in trade between the North America and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Federal departments failing on environmental commitments

    Federal government departments have made unsatisfactory progress on previously reported issues or recommendations in nine of fourteen areas audited, says the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Ron Thompson, in his Status Report tabled last week in the House of Commons. Although there was praise for the handling of toxic chemical management and site remediation, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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