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2014-09-25 08:21:39

'THE WARM AND THE CLEAN CITY' - GOVERNMENTAL, ACADEMIC AND CORPORATE COLLABORATION GOTEBORG, Sweden and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heliospectra AB, a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for plant research and greenhouse cultivation, has been named a member of "The Warm and the Clean City," an advanced collaborative Swedish project in wastewater treatment and energy recovery using algae. The project - valued at 10 million Swedish krona (SEK) or $1.4...

2014-09-17 12:22:16

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB/BB: BNET) announced today that it has filed a new patent application for its next-generation livestock waste treatment technologies. This latest technology platform incorporates advancements that will reduce capital costs while increasing system performance for wet livestock waste applications such as dairy and beef cattle. Bion's next-generation technology platform has been under development for...

2014-09-09 23:04:23

VigorOx® WWT II Dosing and Control Station To Debut on Trade Show Floor Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 PeroxyChem announced today that it will attend the 87th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in New Orleans from September 29 through October 1. PeroxyChem’s booth will showcase VigorOx® WWT II wastewater disinfection technology, the peracetic acid based alternative to chlorine and UV disinfection for municipal...

2014-09-04 08:24:01

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- West Chester-based Contech Engineered Solutions announced today that it has acquired the assets of Filterra Bioretention Systems from Americast, Inc. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120208/CL49625LOGO The purchase includes the Filterra product line and all related intellectual property. The Filterra system is an advanced stormwater treatment technology that utilizes enhanced bioretention for the removal of pollutants from...

2014-09-01 23:01:07

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Biochar Market- Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled "Biochar Market- Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020." According to the report, the global Biochar market revenue was valued at USD...

2014-08-28 23:15:04

Based on its special composition and formulation, deconex® PROZYME ALKA efficiently removes a wide range of organic contaminants such as blood, tissue residue, mucous, and biofilms. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Potomac Labs is pleased to announce the availability of deconex® PROZYME ALKA, a mildly alkaline/enzymatic instrument cleaner. “While alkaline cleaners are used widely in the EU, the adoption of alkaline cleaners in the U.S. hasn’t been readily accepted,”...

2014-08-28 23:06:28

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Global Biochar Market: Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled “Biochar Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020.” According to the report, the global Biochar market revenue was valued at USD 229.3 Million...

2014-08-27 08:22:52

SHENYANG, China, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NF Energy Saving Corporation (NFEC) ("NF Energy" or the "Company"), a leading energy saving services and solutions provider for China's power, petrochemical, coal, metallurgy, construction, and municipal infrastructure development industries, today announced that the Company has developed a new solution to the disposal of landfill leachate. It has entered a new market in environmental protection. Leachate Concentration Harmless Dryer,...

2014-08-22 08:22:05

DUBLIN, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Biochar Market - Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The global commercial biochar production volume (excluding China) was about 100 Kilo tons in 2013 with the maximum percentage share held by North America, followed by Asia Pacific, Europe and Rest of the World with the...

2014-08-14 08:23:24

AbTech Subsidiary AEWS Engineering Selected as Partner to Provide Engineering and Stormwater Design Services for Prince George's County, Maryland SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm providing innovative water pollution and contamination solutions to communities, industry and governments, today announced a major collaboration effort with...


Latest Environmental soil science Reference Libraries

Desertification
2013-04-02 09:46:56

Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

Land Degradation
2013-04-02 09:20:15

Land degradation is a process in which the value of the biophysical environment is affected by one or more combination of human-induced processes acting on the land. It is also the gradual destruction or reduction of the quality and quantity of human activities, animal activities or natural means. It is viewed as any change or disturbance to the land perceived to be deleterious or unwanted. Natural hazards are not included in the causes; however, human activities can indirectly affect...

Erosion
2013-04-01 12:48:39

Erosion is the process by which rock and soil are taken from the surface of the Earth by exogenetic processes like wind or the flow of water, and then transported and deposited in another location. While erosion is a natural process, human activities have increased by 10 to 40 times the rate at which erosion is happening globally. Excessive erosion results in problems such as desertification, decreases in agricultural productivity because of land degradation, sedimentation of waterways,...

Soil Salinity
2013-04-01 11:15:13

Soil salinity is the salt content within the soil; the process of increasing the content of salt is known as salination. Salt is a natural element of water and soils. Salination can be a result of natural processes such as the gradual withdrawal of an ocean or mineral weathering. It can be caused by artificial processes such as irrigation as well. Soils that are affected by salt are a result of excess accumulation of salts, normally most obvious at the surface of the soil. Salts can be...

Dryland Farming
2013-03-15 11:32:48

Dryland farming is farming without the aid of irrigation and only with the amount of rain fall given by Mother Nature. Dryland farming is typical in arid regions such as Southwestern United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and other regions that are known for growing grains. Dryland farming is practiced in all parts of Australia with the exception of the Northern Territory. Process Dryland farming involves the constant assessing of the amount of moisture present or lacking for any given...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'