Domestic Soil News

  • Avian Flu Testing of Wild Ducks Informs Biosecurity and Can Reduce Economic Loss

    Understanding the genetic origins of avian influenza outbreaks through enhanced wild bird surveillance sampling can provide early warning to poultry producers, and lead to improved biosecurity measures that can reduce economic losses in future outbreaks. To understand the origins of the novel strain of H7N8 avian influenza that caused the Indiana outbreak in January 2016, and possible role of ...

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Qualification Tests on Reusable Engine to Support Next Era of Human Spaceflight from the United States

    Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), has successfully completed hot-fire qualification tests of an engine that demonstrates the ability to meet reusability requirements for Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner crew module propulsion system. The tests were conducted on Aerojet Rocketdyne's MR-104J hydrazine monopropellant engine ...


    By Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.

  • ARPA-E Announces $70 Million in Funding for New Programs to Power Transportation and Store Carbon in Soil

    The Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced up to $70 million in funding for its two newest programs: Renewable Energy to Fuels Through Utilization of Energy-Dense Liquids (REFUEL) and Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration (ROOTS). REFUEL projects will use water, molecules from the air and electricity from renewable sources to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Canada begins consultation on proposed prioritization approach for nanoscale forms of DSL substances

    On July 27, 2016, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Health Canada (HC) began a consultation on a proposed prioritization approach for nanoscale forms of substances on the Domestic Substances List (DSL). Canada will use the proposed approach to: (1) establish a list of existing nanomaterials in Canada ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Molecular Lab - EBS - Wastewater Training and Consulting

    EBS continues driving innovation in wastewater treatment. In doing so, we have implemented new technology to identify sources of fecal bacteria in wastewater treatment systems. Many of our clients have permit limits for fecal indicator bacteria in their effluents. When concentrations are above these limits in systems that do not have domestic influences, the question becomes ...

  • PCBs Recently Discovered in New York have Property Owners Concerned

    Due to the past use of industrial chemicals at a number of locations across New York and the tri-state area, the soil around some homes and businesses may be contaminated. A recent case in New York highlights this issue after polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were found in the soil of a number of homes in Salina. So far, at least 19 homes have been found with PCB contaminated soil in ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Sinorock consistently meets our customers needs

    Sinorock has been providing the finest rock bolt products and services in the geotechnical anchor engineering.We manufacture and galvanize rock bolts with variety diameters.We stock standard construction rock bolt, nuts, and other accessories both domestic and imported. The rock bolt system of Sinorock is involved in many areas of the construction field. A few examples of our specialties include ...


    By sinorock

  • Palintest USA Introduces Wagtech Portable Water Quality Testing Kits

    Portable Water Quality Testing Kits Wagtech by Palintest kits most comprehensive for water testing Erlanger, KY (June 17, 2014) – For microbiological and physico-chemical testing of water in a variety of settings, Palintest now offers a full range of Wagtech-branded comprehensive water quality testing kits. In environments from emergency response to remote long-term monitoring, the kits ...

  • China Outlines Environmental Action in ‘War’ on Air, Water and Soil Pollution

    China's Premier Li Keqiang pledged that the country would take stronger measures over the coming year to reduce and control air, water and soil pollution, speaking in his annual address at the opening of the National People's Congress (NPC) meetings in Beijing. Li said China would “declare war” on pollution, and would raise energy efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions and prevent and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • China Soil Gravel Mining Industry Analysis and 2018 Forecasts

    China soil gravel mining industry, 2014 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the soil gravel mining industry, to get Chinese investments; to import into China or export from China, to build factories and take advantage of lower costs in China, to partner with one of the key Chinese corporations, ...


  • Aerojet Rocketdyne receives environmental excellence award for its Arkansas facility project

    Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, announced today that it has been chosen by the Arkansas Environmental Federation (AEF) as the recipient of the 2013 Diamond Award for Excellence in Environmental Leadership. Each year, the AEF Diamond Award recognizes one company that demonstrates initiative and/or leadership in managing its environmental efforts.  Aerojet Rocketdyne won this ...


    By Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.

  • Following up on Rio+20 – Delivering on land degradation

    Conference "Land and soil degradation – post Rio+20", Brussels Ladies and gentlemen, As we approach the end of the first part of this morning’s session, allow me to start by welcoming you again to this Conference. It is a pleasure to see so many eminent experts present here today. We have a very important task. We are here to start painting the first layers of the “future we ...

  • ADS Jim Goddard Named TRB Emeritus Member

    James Goddard, who recently retired from Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) as the company's Chief Engineer, was named Member Emeritus of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Subsurface Soil-Structure Interaction. The announcement was made during the TRB's 91st annual meeting held in January 2012. Goddard received the honor for his years of service to ...

  • Denali Surveys Propane Autogas in Alaska’s Pristine Wilderness

    Denali National Park and Preserve has been weighing propane autogas against various alternative fuel options for their fleet vehicles by testing a ...


  • GEC Announces $1.5 Million Funding for Company Projects

    Global Ecology Corporation (GEC), (OTCQB: GLEC) announced today that it has received an initial draw as part of a $1,500,000 funding from an investment partnership that will enable the company to expedite the completion of current development projects. These projects include three Alabama organic fertilizer-blending centers and the expansion of its existing Florida soil amendment locations. The ...

  • Listeria Testing can Prevent Deadly Outbreaks of the Food Pathogen

    Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of 16,000 pounds of ready-to-eat deli meat products.  The products came from a California company and were shipped to food service establishments in Arizona, California, Washington, Oregon and Nevada. Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive bacterium that some studies have suggested ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Tensar international to assume CONTECH construction products’ distribution business for Tensar Biaxial and Triax geogrid products

    After 25 years of successful collaboration, Tensar International Corporation, and CONTECH Construction Products, Inc. have mutually agreed that Tensar will take on distribution responsibility for geogrid products in the United States. Under the terms of the agreement and effective May 2, 2011, Tensar International will assume CONTECH’s geogrid distribution business, which includes exclusive ...


    By Tensar International

  • PCB Dangers Persist in Some Older Structures

    The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide testing solutions for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to identify their presence and protect building occupants.   PCBs belong to a broad family of man-made organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. They were domestically manufactured from 1929 until their ban in 1979. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • PCBs are Still a Danger Decades after their Ban

    The building consulting experts at EC2 provide testing solutions for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to determine if their toxic presence is a danger to building occupants.  PCBs belong to a broad family of man-made organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. PCBs were domestically manufactured from 1929 until their ban in 1979 and were used in hundreds of industrial and commercial ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Land use figures show increased garden grabbing

    Recently published figures on land use endorse the Government's decision to prevent garden grabbing by changing planning policy guidance, according to the Department of Communities and Local Government. The Land Use Change Statistics show that over the last 12 years, the percentage of homes built on previously residential land, which includes back gardens, increased from 14% to 25%. Environmental ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

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