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2014-01-14 16:21:04

DUBLIN, January 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qkkkz9/crop_protection) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the International Crop Protection Chemicals Market: Global Trends and Forecast To 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qkkkz9/crop_protection ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The global crop protection market...

2014-01-03 16:20:58

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released for public input its Draft Environmental Impact Statements (DEIS), which calls for the deregulation of genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybeans engineered to be tolerant to the toxic herbicide 2,4-D. According to Nichelle Harriott, senior scientist at the national environmental group Beyond Pesticides, "The engineered varieties will not only spawn new weed resistant...

2014-01-02 16:20:22

Elevated Levels of Radon Affect Almost Half of Pennsylvania Homes HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection reminded Pennsylvanians today that January is National Radon Action Month. Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It can seep into homes through cracks in basements and foundations and can build up inside to concentrations many times the...

2013-12-31 23:00:14

MarketReportsChina.com adds “Company Profiles of Thirty-six Chinese Agrochemical Manufacturers-2013 Edition (2)” report to its research database. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 01, 2014 China has become the largest production base and exporter of pesticides in the world. However, it’s observed that most pesticides produced in China are generic products, and the whole Chinese pesticide industry faces problems such as the plight of overcapacity, irrational competition, lack of world...

2013-12-19 23:23:44

Tersi Technologies, a new company with a proven environmental remediation process founded in Bryan, Texas, recently gained an online resource that was created by AgniTEK. College Station, TX (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 AgniTEK, a nationally-recognized company for their expertise in helping organizations leverage technology to improve businesses, is pleased to announce the launch of a website for Tersi Technologies at http://www.tersitechnologies.com. The new website was designed and created...

Sandstone Bacteria thrives on oil iron
2013-12-19 08:32:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Able to withstand high heat, high salinity, low oxygen, utter darkness and pressures that would kill most other organisms, the bacteria Halomonas is a very hardy breed. Traits such as these enable these microbes to eke out a living in deep sandstone and have proven to be useful for hydrocarbon extraction and carbon sequestration. The new study, published in Environmental Microbiology, gives the first unobstructed view of the...

2013-12-16 23:03:07

Transparency Market Research Report Published "Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2009 - 2016" to its database. Browse Full Report With TOC : http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/toluene-diisocyanate-market.html Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research ”Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Market: Global Market Analysis & Forecast...

Ethanol Blends Can Be Dangerous
2013-12-14 04:19:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Adding more ethanol to fuel with the goal of reducing air pollution carries a hidden risk that toxic - or even explosive - gases may make their way into buildings, particularly those nearby with cracked foundations, Rice University researchers reported this week in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. Vapors that rise from contaminated groundwater can be sucked inside, and trapped pools of methane could ignite and...


Latest Soil contamination Reference Libraries

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2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

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