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  • Japan nuke-plant water tanks flawed, workers say

    When tons of radioactive water leaked from a storage tank at Fukushima's crippled nuclear power plant and other containers hurriedly put up by the operator encountered problems, Yoshitatsu Uechi was not surprised. He wonders if one of the tanks he built will be next. He's an auto mechanic. He was a tour-bus driver for a while. He had no experience building tanks or working at a nuclear plant, but ...


    By Associated Press

  • Plant strategies for optimising nitrate intake

    The less nitrogen there is in the soil, the better plants are at using it. Researchers from INRA, CNRS and CIRAD, in cooperation with Czech colleagues, have recently shed light on the crucial role of a protein that enables plants to not only assess their environment but also activate the proper adaptive response based on the conditions. This research, published in the 2 March 2015 issue of Nature ...

  • United Water’s Lake DeForest Treatment Plant Receives ISO 14001 and 9001 Certifications for Environmental and Quality Management

    United Water officials announced today that the company’s Lake DeForest Water Treatment Plant in West Nyack, NY, recently received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001: 2004 and 9001: 2008 certifications, demonstrating that the plant’s environmental and quality management systems meet stringent international standards. ...

  • Watering the world

    Original story at MIT News Many farms in drought-prone regions of the U.S. rely on drip irrigation as a water-saving method to grow crops. These systems pump water through long thin tubes that stretch across farm fields. Hundreds of dime-sized drippers along the length of each tube trickle water directly onto a ...

  • Some plants can adapt to widespread climate change

    While many plant species move to a new location or go extinct as a result of climate change, grasslands clinging to a steep, rocky dale-side in Northern England seem to defy the odds and adapt to long-term changes in temperature and rainfall, according to a new study by scientists from Syracuse University and the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) published online in the July 7 issue of the ...

  • Plants host pathogenic bacteria from livestock farming

    Disease-causing bacteria resulting from livestock farming can contaminate food products and find their way to humans. This occurs remarkably effectively via plants, which explains why recent outbreaks due to infection with EHEC and other E. coli and Salmonella strains are regularly attributed to the consumption of fresh vegetables. These are the findings of researchers from Wageningen UR ...

  • No Climate Benefit Gained by Planting Temperate Forests

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, (ENS) - Planting forests in temperate regions such as the United States and Europe may not yield any benefit for the global climate, and may instead contribute to warming, according to a new study set for presentation Saturday at the American Geophysical Society annual meeting in San Francisco. By contrast, trees planted in tropical rainforests ...

  • Singapore PUB selects CH2M as consultant to develop fifth desalination plant

    Singapore’s national water agency, PUB, recently announced its selection of CH2M as the consultant for the development of its fifth desalination plant on Jurong Island under a design-build-own-operate arrangement. With a capacity to produce 30 million imperial gallons of water per day, the plant provides a long-term solution to Singapore’s water needs, which is expected to ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Crop Science Society of America Presents Awards in Long Beach

    The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) will recognize the following individuals at the 2010 Awards Ceremony on Oct. 31-Nov. 3 during their Annual Meetings in Long Beach, CA, www.acsmeetings.org. The annual awards are presented for outstanding contributions to crop science through education, national and international service, and research. ...

  • Long-awaited Sacramento river fish passage improvement project breaks ground

    March 23 marked the groundbreaking for the Fish Passage Improvement Project at the Red Bluff Diversion Dam (RBDD) on the Sacramento River.  The groundbreaking commemorates a milestone in the 10-year project between CH2M HILL, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which owns the RBDD and the associated Tehama-Colusa Canal, and the Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TCCA), which operates and maintains the ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Squeezing more crop out of each drop of water

    Studies in China and Colorado by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators have revealed some interesting tactics on how to irrigate with limited water, based on a crop’s critical growth stages. Laj Ahuja, research leader at the ARS Agricultural Systems Research Unit in Fort Collins, Colo., and colleagues conducted the studies. As one example, with wheat in China, they found ...

  • March update from World Water Works, Inc.

    P & G Selects World Water Works On February 1, 2008 Procter & Gamble (Mehoopany, PA) awarded World Water Works, Inc. a contract to supply two (2) www/Resource RSP-13L Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) Systems rated at 4,700 GPM each.  These units themselves will be constructed of polypropylene using World Water Works, Inc. proprietary welding technology.  The Resource systems also ...


    By World Water Works, Inc.

  • Hanwha Group Plants 200,000 Tree Solar Forest at Baijitan Nature Reserve in Ningxia, China

    Hanwha Group today announced that it would further its commitment to the Baijitan Nature Reserve in Lingwu City, Ningxia province (located at southwestern edge of the Mu Us Desert) and boost the city’s fragile, desertification prone ecosystem by planting a 200,000 tree “Hanwha Solar Forest.” This sustainable green space builds on Hanwha’s 80kWh solar power plant in ...


    By Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd.

  • $254,282 in Grants Awarded to Remove Derelict Fishing Gear from Long Island Sound

    Restoration of the Long Island Sound marine habitat took a major step forward today with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's announcement of two grant awards to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (CCE) to identify and remove more than 118 metric tons (260,000 lbs.) of marine debris, including abandoned lobster pots, from the Sound. Through these awards, ...


  • Woodland-Davis DBO Water Project Breaks Down

    The Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency (WDCWA) hosted a groundbreaking event on April 10 to observe the start of construction on the new regional surface water treatment plant, expected to open in fall 2016. The project will replace deteriorating groundwater supplies with safe, more reliable surface water supplies from the Sacramento River. WDCWA awarded CH2M ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Arcadia Biosciences and African Agricultural Technology Foundation collaborate on test planting of nitrogen use efficient rice

    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) today announced the planting of the first field trial of Nitrogen Use Efficient (NUE) rice in Africa. The NUE rice field trial is the result of more than five years of collaboration ...


    By Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.

  • Invest in water for farming, or the world will go hungry

    A long list of factors have been blamed for the global food crisis which along with the energy crisis has hit developing countries, and the poor in particular, hardest. Prices of staple foods have risen by up to 100 per cent. A growing population, changes in trade patterns, urbanisation, dietary changes, biofuel production, climate change and regional droughts are all responsible, and ...

  • Agriculture Secretary Announces Projects to Improve Water Quality

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for projects in 40 states to finance investments in improved water and wastewater systems for more than 200,000 rural residents. "Rural businesses and residents need access to clean water and modern waste disposal systems. This isn't just an economic issue, it's an issue of basic health and safety," said Vilsack. "Water and wastewater ...

  • Element Blue partners with Ewing Irrigation to complete the Smarter Water Ecosystem

    Element Blue, the leading provider of IBM's Intelligent Operations for Water, today announced its partnership with Ewing Irrigation, an Arizona based wholesale distributor of water management solutions. The relationship will allow Element Blue to include Ewing ...


  • Achieving a sustainable food system with organic farming

    Despite a slight decline between 2009 and 2010, since 1999 the global land area farmed organically has expanded more than threefold to 37 million hectares, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service (www.worldwatch.org). Regions with the largest certified organic agricultural land in 2010 were Oceania, including ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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