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2013-06-06 12:25:04

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With hurricane season officially here and the devastating impacts of Sandy still fresh in mind, authorities from around the country will meet in Myrtle Beach this August for a highly focused symposium on protecting our citizens and coastal infrastructure from the potential damages associated with the rising tides. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130529/LA22573LOGO) Facing the Rising Tide: Coastal Protection Symposium will be...

2013-05-29 16:21:37

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Water protection experts will gather in Myrtle Beach August 18 - 22 to explore the newest pollution prevention technologies and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution. With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2013 brings together public officials, builders and contractors, inspectors, civil engineers, designers, regulators, enforcement officials, planners, consultants, researchers, educators, EPA...

Student Builds Human Colon Replica To Understand Impact Bacteria Has On Groundwater
2013-05-28 10:53:18

University of California - Riverside To better understand how bacteria impact the environment a former University of California, Riverside graduate student spent nearly a year building a system that replicates a human colon, septic tank and groundwater and "fed" the colon three times a day during weeklong experiments to simulate human eating. Ian Marcus, who recently earned his Ph.D. from the UC Riverside Bourns College of Engineering, said discussion of the research often left people a...

2013-05-28 08:24:07

DALLAS, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Water & Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market by Types (Disinfection: Chlorine, UV, Ozone; Filtration: Granular, Adsorption, RO, MF, UF; Desalination, Testing), By Applications (Municipal, Industrial), and By Geography - Global Trends and Forecasts To 2018" defines and segments the global water and wastewater treatment equipment market with analysis and forecasting of the revenue. It also identifies driving and restraining...

2013-05-21 16:22:36

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollution and contamination, announced that Chief Executive Officer Glenn Rink has been invited to present at the Second Annual Marcum MicroCap Conference on May 30, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The...

2013-05-21 16:22:09

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's foremost experts on storm- and surface-water quality will get together in Myrtle Beach, SC August 18-22 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences, and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution. With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2013 brings together municipal and government officials, builders and contractors, site...

2013-05-09 16:23:55

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Pennsylvania's 2012 Integrated Waters Report, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today. Required every two years by the federal Clean Water Act, the report describes the water quality of the state's many creeks, streams, rivers and waterways. "Our experts put together this report using scientific rigor and a lot of hard work," Department of Environmental...

2013-05-08 12:23:54

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The worlds foremost experts on storm- and surface-water quality will get together in Myrtle Beach August 18-22 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences, and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution. With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2013 brings together municipal and government officials, builders and contractors, site...

2013-05-01 16:33:06

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- West Chester-based Contech Engineered Solutions announced today the purchase of the Imbrium Systems Group from Monteco Ltd., a clean technology company. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120208/CL49625LOGO ) The acquisition includes Imbrium's Jellyfish®( )stormwater filtration product line. The Jellyfish filter is an engineered stormwater treatment technology featuring pretreatment and membrane filtration in a compact...

2013-05-01 16:24:46

Storm Water Installation Commences on Additional Project; Further Validating the Vault Retrofit Approach SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollution and contamination, today announced that it( )has scheduled a conference call for...


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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