Soil & Groundwater Newsletter
November 19, 2010

This Week�s Featured News Stories
Groundwater Resources Generally Abundant in Coastal Carolinas
Large volumes of high quality groundwater fill aquifers along the Atlantic Coastal Plain (ACP) in North and South Carolina. Groundwater levels in much of the region remain relatively unchanged from predevelopment days, despite declines in some locations from large-scale pumping. These are among the key findings of a major federal study, conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, to assess the status of the region’s groundwater resources, examine how they have changed over time, and develop tools to assess the sustainability of these resources in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the Carolinas.  “Groundwater ...
Improving Soil for Better Lawns and Gardens
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in West Virginia are finding ways to improve soil on degraded land so it can be used for sports fields and other uses. Researchers with USDA`s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) at the agency`s Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center (AFSRC) in Beaver, W.Va., are developing constructed or replacement subsoils and topsoils to build better and less-costly sports fields, raingardens and lawns on former landfills, mine lands and other degraded land. ARS is USDA`s principal intramural scientific research agency.  The constructed soil research ...
Shand & Jurs (L&J Technologies & L&J Engineering)
For over 80 years, the Shand & Jurs Biogas product line has provided equipment that handles biogas, like methane, which is generated from fermentation processes such as Anaerobic Digestion. Biogas is produced form the biological breakdown of organic matter.

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