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  • Field Testing Protocol For Compostable Packaging

    Compostable product disintegration trials conducted in British Columbia help lay groundwork for open source, field testing protocol. Compostable packaging holds great promise to aid in diverting food waste from landfill. However, even when certified compostable, the products disintegrate differently across facility types. A growing number of composting facilities see potential for ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • WEDA Appoints New Vice President – Canada

    The Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) is pleased to announce that Larry Hertz has joined the organization as Regional Vice President – Canada. Hertz will play a major role in expanding and enhancing WEDA’s Canadian government affairs and manufacturer relations advocacy by working on issues that impact WEDA and its Canadian dealer members. “Larry has a solid ...

  • Ghana Fish Farming and Fish Feed Production

    There are two main ways to obtain feed for fish farming in Ghana: locally produced feed and imported feed. However, fish feeds locally produced are in bad quality as most of them are not extruded. Imported feed is appropriately 30% more expensive than locally produced. So importation is not a quick fix. On average the costs for Tilapia farming in Ghana consist of 70% of the feed cost. Therefore, ...

  • Identification of Fish-Eating Birds

    There are 61 species in 14 families of fish-eating birds in Iran. The fish-eating birds of the north of Iran belong to 41 species in 10 families which include 67.2 percent of total fish eating bird species and 71% of fish-eating bird’s family of ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Is Tree Plantation Sustainable?

    According to, say oxford dictionary, Sustainability is that capacity or ability of something that enables it to maintain itself. It includes taking some initiative today that might have long-term benefit. If something you are doing is said to be “sustainable”, it should have the ability to continue forever. So is tree plantation sustainable? Living sustainability refers to us, the ...


    By Enviro Frontier

  • Biological diversity of peatlands in Canada

    Abstract.  Knowledge about the biodiversity of Canada’s vast peatlands is poor largely because peatlands have not been routinely differentiated from other types of habitats. Plants are better known than the animals. Systematic surveys of peatland plants began in the late 1800s, but did not begin in earnest until the 1950s. With the exception of a few marshes, peatlands are classified into ...


    By Springer

  • Effects of pH and Ca competition on complexation of cadmium by fulvic acids and by natural organic ligands from a river and a lake

    Abstract  The technique of competitive ligand-exchange/anodic stripping voltammetry (CLE-SV) was used to investigate effects of pH and Ca concentration on cadmium complexation by fulvic acid (FA), as well as Cd speciation in two different freshwaters, a hardwater Lake Greifen and a softwater River Wyre. Binding of Cd to Suwannee river FA (10 mg/l) was determined at different pH (7–8.5) and ...


    By Springer

  • Stevia - New Hope for Next boost of Diet Soda

    Diet Sodas are invented to replace the regular Sodas which are believed to be a main source of increasing U.S. obesity rates and development of Type 2 diabetes. With low calorie artificial sweeteners, diet Sodas experienced fast development in 1980s and 1990s. However, the development ceased after various concerns about the health risk of aspartame ...


  • A silviculture application of the glyphosate‐based herbicide Visionmax to wetlands has limited direct effects on amphibian larvae

    Herbicides are commonly used in agriculture and silviculture to reduce interspecific competition among plants and thereby enhance crop growth, quality, and volume. Internationally, glyphosate‐based herbicides are the most widely used herbicides in both of these sectors. Laboratory and mesocosm studies have demonstrated that some formulations are toxic to amphibian larvae below concentrations ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Wastewater characteristics from Greek wineries and distilleries

    ABSTRACTThe present paper deals with the characterization of wastewater generated from Greek wineries and wine distilleries. The quantity and the quality of the wastewater of a distillery depends on the type of wine (white or red), on the processes followed for the production of wine as well as on the volume of the tanks that are used. The total production of wastewater from a winery is about ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Winery solid residue revalorization into oil and antioxidant with nutraceutical properties by an enzyme assisted process

    ABSTRACTRevalorization of the winery industry residue, grape seed is studied for the production of an oil and defatted meal with nutraceutical properties. Conventional grape seed oil extraction process is carried out by pressing at high temperature affecting the product quality. Oil extraction by cold pressing improves product quality, but it gives a low oil yield. Oil extracted is increased at ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fish Farms - Inspections below the surface

    Fish farms are tackling the increased demand for aquatic food, while underwater drones are tackling regular and ongoing inspections to ensure fish health and the integrity of the enclosures. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, by the year 2050, there will be nearly 2 billion more humans populating the earth. Meaning that we will need to produce ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Growth responses of the newly-discovered Cd-hyperaccumulator Rorippa globosa and its accumulation characteristics of Cd and As under joint stress of Cd and As

    Rorippa globosa has been identified as a newly-found Cd-hyperaccumulating species. In the present study, growth responses of Rorippa globosa and its accumulation characteristics of Cd and As were examined under joint stress of Cd and As. The results showed that Cd and As had an antagonistic effect on enhancing the growth of Rorippa globosa plants and Cd uptake and accumulation under the low ...


    By Springer

  • Impact of planting date and hybrid on early growth of sweet corn

    Sweet corn (Zea mays L. var. rugosa) is a warm-weather crop that is grown in most of the United States. Normally, it is planted over an extended planting window to provide a continuous supply for the fresh market. However, this planting window exposes the crop to various stresses and weather risks. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of planting date on early growth of sweet ...

  • Ecoflo ® Cluster Treatment System - Inniskillin Winery, ON, Canada

    Customer: Brew Creek Lodge, BC, Canada A tale of two wineries. Two regions. Thousands of miles apart. Vastly different as winemaking regions but united by a singular commitment to quality and innovation. In both Niagara and the Okanagan, Inniskillin offers a full collection of fine VQA wines made by dedicated winemakers and viticulturists committed to their craft. Building on that ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • Bisphenol A reduces fertilizing ability and motility by compromising mitochondrial function of sperm

    Bisphenol A acts as an endocrine disruptor, affects animal reproductive success in vivo, and affects sperm functions in vitro at environmentally relevant concentrations leading to reduction in sperm motility and fertilizing ability in fish. The effect of in vitro BPA on avian sperm functions has not been explored. We tested the effect of environmentally relevant concentrations of BPA (0, 0.18, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Vermicomposting of two types of coconut wastes employing Eudrilus eugeniae: a comparative study

    Background While the increase in the number of coconut-based industries in Malaysia supports economic growth positively, it affects the environment negatively by generating large amounts of coconut wastes. This study has endeavored to assess the possibility of vermicomposting different types of coconut wastes and, in doing so, evaluated the potential of using the African nightcrawler (Eudrilus ...

  • Which plants are needed for a French vertical-flow constructed wetland under a tropical climate?

    Plants are essential in the functioning of constructed wetlands. When setting up systems in tropical areas, Phragmites australis is not always a good choice because of its invasiveness. In vertical-flow constructed wetlands (VFCWs) fed with raw wastewater, the main role of plants is their mechanical action, which helps prevent clogging of the deposited organic matter. Various species have ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Interaction between the Cig1 and Cig2 B-type cyclins in the fission yeast cell cycle

    In this report, we describe the cloning and characterization of a B-type cyclin, Cig2 from the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. The cig2 gene encodes a 45-kDa protein that is most similar to a previously identified B-type cyclin in S. pombe, Cdc13. Deletion of cig2 had no observable effect on cell viability or progression through the cell cycle. Strains carrying the cig2 null allele do, ...

  • Trophic dynamics of hexabromocyclododecane diastereomers and enantiomers in fish in a laboratory feeding study

    The in laboratory trophic transfer of hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs) was studied using predatory (oscar) fish and a prey species (tiger barb) exposed to a technical HBCD. Gut absorption, dynamic changes of diastereomer pattern and enantiomer fractions (EFs), and potential metabolism of HBCDs were examined. Compared to β‐ or γ‐HBCD, α‐HBCD showed lower absorption efficiency in oscar gut. A ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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