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2014-05-23 23:02:31

Pesticides Market was valued at $51.4b in 2013 to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% annually. Pesticides is segmented into herbicide, Insecticide, fungicide and others comprising 39.9%, 29.5%, 20.3% & 10.2%. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/pesticides-reports-3069522751.html. (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 North America has traditionally been a high consumer of pesticides. The prime factor that drives the pesticide market in this region is a steady rise in the demand of agricultural...

2014-05-23 12:22:07

RALEIGH, N.C., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EOS Remediation (EOS), Raleigh, NC announces the formation of a Strategic Alliance with Chemical Grouting Co., Ltd. (CG Co.), Tokyo, Japan, and Hayward Baker (HB), Hanover, MD: for the commercialization of the BioJet(TM) Technology. This co-patent-pending (US and Japan) technology developed jointly by EOS and CG Co. is the product of 8 years of extensive research and development. BioJet(TM) provides a solution for one of the most difficult...

2014-05-21 23:06:40

The Weed Science Society of America announces plans for a second national summit on the topic of herbicide resistance. The event will take place September 10 in Washington DC. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced plans for a second national scientific summit on the topic of herbicide resistance. Scheduled for September 10 in Washington, D.C., the event will be hosted by the National Research Council at the Auditorium in the...

2014-05-19 12:23:52

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents of St. Petersburg, Florida have lost control over the management of hazardous waste from shooting ranges. Their main water transmission line, which is 90 years old, runs through a gun range that's contaminated with lead. Regulators say that 60 years of target practice at The Skyway Gun Club contaminated the soil, groundwater, and surface water at Sawgrass Lake with about 10,000 tons of spent lead shot. In 2000,...

2014-05-14 23:15:03

Sponsors of study advocate use of solid carbon block filters to limit exposure to breast cancer chemicals. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, identifies key chemicals in the formation of breast cancer tumors. Sponsors of the study advocate methods to limit exposure – including the use of solid carbon block filters for drinking water. The study, New Exposure Biomarkers as Tools For Breast Cancer...

2014-05-14 12:24:34

POINTE-CLAIRE, QC, May 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, has announced that Québec's Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change (Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, or MDDELCC) began work this week to characterize the soil of the Reliance site on which PCBs were once illegally stockpiled. "This is a very important step for...

2014-05-13 23:04:35

PeroxyChem, formerly FMC Environmental Solutions, will make its debut at the Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 PeroxyChem, formerly FMC Environmental Solutions, announced today that it will make its debut at the Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds from May 19 to May 22 in Monterey, California. The conference is organized and presented by...

2014-05-13 16:23:03

Metals Naturally Occurring Constituents in Healthy Soils LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Axiom Foods, whose Oryzatein(®) enzyme-extracted, brown rice protein is supplied to food and beverage manufacturers throughout the U.S., Europe and other countries, is embarking on a campaign to educate consumers about the reality of heavy metals in plant food--As Dr. Oz said in a recent segment, the people have the right to know the truth. It is important to know that those whose diets consist...

2014-05-06 23:01:45

Pearl's Premium ultra low maintenance lawn seed announces the latest innovations in organic lawn care. Wayland, MA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Lawns are depleting the groundwater supplies: Some estimates indicate that lawn care uses 50% of the county’s potable water. Lawn irrigation, particularly in-ground watering systems, increase summer water use to levels three to five times higher than winter water use. Use of nitrogen-rich chemical fertilizers and fast-growing shallow-rooted grasses...

2014-05-06 12:23:36

TORONTO, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geosyntec today announced the formation of Savron (www.savronsolutions.com) as the exclusive vendor of STAR technology, a proven method for the safe and effective treatment of contaminated soil and liquid organic waste. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110609/CL17093LOGO Savron has been formed around the key practitioners of the technology - David Major, Gavin Grant, and Grant Scholes - who have been involved in the commercial development...


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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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