Latest Constructed wetland Stories

2009-12-11 09:27:47

Perennials, wetland plants compared for ability to remove harmful nitrogen, phosphorous Rapid population growth and urbanization have raised concerns over stormwater runoff contamination. Studies on watersheds indicate that excess nutrients, specifically nitrate"“nitrogen and soluble reactive phosphorus are found in stormwater runoff in many new urban areas. These pollutants degrade water quality and have an impact on the downstream ecosystem by contributing to the growth and...

2009-05-06 07:30:00

-- EcoCentre, the Living Building, in South Florida uses an ecological wastewater treatment system to naturally recycle and save 200,000 gallons of water a year -- -- The Living Machine(R) system can help South Floridare-use water, putting less strain on the water supply and easing shortages -- CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Next month marks the one-year anniversary of the EcoCentre, the first-of-its-kind, true "living building" in Lake Worth, Fla., that acts as its own...

2008-10-04 21:00:10

By Akhilesh Sourav Jha JAIPUR: Wetlands are being developed in the vicinity of Jal Mahal (Mansagar Lake) to facilitate rejuvenation with clean water in this 250-year-old lake. Besides giving a facelift to the surrounding environs, efforts are on to ensure that the different species of migratory and resident birds keep nesting and building habitat in the lake . The lake has been a natural habitat for more than 150 species of local and migratory birds from North America, Siberia, Europe...

2008-09-19 15:00:42

By Clinton Thomas Summer is approaching and the desire to be outside and enjoy the farm ponds comes right along with it. Excessive surface plant growth takes away the beauty of the ponds and can also destroy the natural balance of the pond. Managing the plant growth effectively will sustain ponds for longer periods of time. Aquatic plant growth is a necessity in any pond. Without plants, many other aquatic organisms would die. The additional oxygen and food that plants provide ensure...

2006-10-23 06:00:21

By Gina Smith, The State, Columbia, S.C. Oct. 23--While Columbia leaders have not agreed to a plan to create artificial wetlands in Lower Richland, developers already are holding invitation-only community meetings to build support. At the meetings, representatives of Columbia Venture LLC explain to residents, environmental activists and others what the wetlands project entails and why it's a good plan that the city should pursue for the 1,700-acre site long known as the Green Diamond...

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