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2014-07-09 23:05:54

Offers Digital “Intelligent Design” Sensors for pH/ORP, Conductivity, and Optical DO/BOD Vernon Hills, IL (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 It’s now easier than ever to get the convenience of multifunctionality in a water quality meter. The “plug-and-play” feature of the new YSI® MultiLab DO/BOD Benchtop Meter Kits from Cole-Parmer lets users exchange sensors for optical dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), and pH measurements, as well as operate it as a conductivity...

Scientists Release Global Maps Of Soil Moisture
2014-07-08 03:28:01

[ Watch The Video: Aquarius Returns Global Maps Of Soil Moisture ] Maria-José Viñas, NASA Scientists working with data from NASA's Aquarius instrument have released worldwide maps of soil moisture, showing how the wetness of the land fluctuates with the seasons and weather phenomena. Soil moisture, the water contained within soil particles, is an important player in Earth's water cycle. It is essential for plant life and influences weather and climate. Satellite readings of soil...

2014-06-30 08:24:29

Foundation Gives the Gift of Knowledge through Philanthropy DURHAM, N.C., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation today announced the official release of E.O. Wilson's Life on Earth, a free iBooks textbook series designed to excite and instruct high school biology students with state-of-the-art digital media--animations, video, and interactive modules--in a comprehensive 41-chapter text covering standards-based biology curriculum. Inspired...

2014-06-30 08:24:26

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from land-grant universities in 12 central U.S. states have entered into a partnership with the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Hypoxia Task Force to support state and national efforts to reduce water pollution and help to maintain the productivity and vitality of American agriculture. The participating land-grant universities include: the University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, Iowa State University, University...

2014-06-25 23:07:21

Beginning in fall 2014, the School of Science will offer two new degrees in environmental science, responding to the rising demand for trained professionals in environmental fields. Riverdale, N.Y., (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 With the increased awareness and focus on environmental issues around the world and within the U.S., the need for environmental science specialists is on the rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a strong growth in environmental science in the next decade in...

Scientific Collections Of Species Important For Preserving Biodiversity
2014-05-23 11:25:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an article published in April in the journal Science, researchers from Arizona State University and Plymouth University in the UK argued that the collection of specimens to confirm a species existence has contributed to the extinction of “small and often isolated populations.” On Friday, more than 60 other international research institutions spanning six continents published a response in Science that cited the significant value...

Food Security Boosted By ESA’s Soil Moisture And Ocean Salinity Mission
2014-05-22 03:16:39

ESA ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission has gone beyond its original scientific brief of delivering critical information for understanding the water cycle – this versatile satellite is now being used to predict drought and improve crop yield in regions prone to famine. The US Department of Agriculture use satellite images and soil moisture data to help identify abnormal weather that may affect the production and yield of crops. Using this information, they publish monthly...

2014-05-15 12:28:21

LONDON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:World Water Treatment Chemicals Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/water/world_water_treatment_chemicals_market.html World demand to reach $31 billion in 2017World demand for water treatment chemicals is forecast to rise almost six percent per year to nearly $31 billion in 2017. Demand will be driven by rising water quality standards in manufacturing and other industrial...

2014-05-14 23:03:04

ENVIRON, an international environmental, health, safety and sustainability consultancy, today announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with Port Gamble Environmental Sciences (PGES) in Port Gamble, Washington. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 ENVIRON, an international environmental, health, safety and sustainability consultancy, today announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with Port Gamble Environmental Sciences (PGES) in Port Gamble, Washington. Originally founded...

Species Biodiversity Changing, Not Declining From Global Warming
2014-05-14 12:53:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some studies have come to the conclusion that global warming is threatening to cause extinctions and lower the biodiversity of ecosystems, a new report published in the journal Science has found that a changing climate isn’t lowering biodiversity – but it is creating new mixes of species within various ecosystems. The new report reviewed 100 long-term monitoring research studies executed around the world – in both marine...


Latest Environmental science Reference Libraries

Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

Environmental Chemistry (journal)
2012-09-24 08:00:51

Environmental Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published online bi-monthly by CSIRO Publishing. The journal publishes original research and review articles on all aspects of environmental chemistry, including those addressing the chemistry of air, water, soil, sediments, space and biota. Topics include atmospheric chemistry, geochemistry, climate change, marine chemistry, water chemistry, polar chemistry, fire chemistry, astrochemistry, earth and geochemistry, soil and sediment...

International Journal of Biometeorology
2012-04-29 20:58:31

The International Journal of Biometeorology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media on behalf of the International Society of Biometeorology. The journal publishes original research papers, review articles, and short communications on studies examining the interactions between living organisms and factors of the natural and artificial physical environment. It publishes articles in the following fields: Earth and environmental science, life...

Environmental Science
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Environmental science is a science that contains a wide range of scientific disciplines. These disciplines are grouped together based on the natural environment which they encompass and interact with. These sciences include physical, chemical, and biological components. Environmental science provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environmental systems. The most common way environmental science is studied is through the work of one individual or small team drawing on the...

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