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2013-12-12 23:24:19

DryLet patented product line includes MB Bioremediation, ManureMagic, Bio-React, DryLet FOG, DryLet LIFT and DryLet Aqua Assist Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 DryLet, LLC, a biotechnology company providing industry-leading products for bioremediation, animal waste reduction, wastewater treatment, aquaculture, grease, fat and oil reduction in restaurant kitchen settings, and treatment of other effluent fluid streams, announced today a significant financial investment from Ronald...

2013-12-04 19:18:10

Virginia Institute of Marine Science Left to themselves, coastal wetlands can resist rapid levels of sea-level rise. But humans could be sabotaging some of their best defenses, according to a Nature review paper published Thursday from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. The threat of disappearing coastlines has alerted many to the dangers of climate change. Wetlands in particular—with their ability to buffer coastal cities from...

2013-12-02 23:24:04

The global market for waste and wastewater treatment products is expected to reach $53 billion in 2013 and $59.2 billion in 2014. BCC Research projects the market to grow to nearly $96.3 billion by 2019, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate of 10.2% from 2014 to 2019. Wellesley, Mass (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, Waste and Wastewater Treatment Technologies: Global Markets, from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the...

2013-11-22 23:21:24

Tighter environmental regulations and water scarcity are pushing power plant operators to rethink their water supply and wastewater strategies. How can the water industry make the most of the opportunities? (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 Water and power generation are inseparable. Fossil fuel-fired power stations require a reliable, consistent stream of treated water to operate effectively. Wastewater streams generated from the combustion of coal need adequate treatment before being...


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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