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Soil Scientist shares German Environment Prize

German soil scientist Ingrid Kögel-Knabner and eco-entrepreneur Reinhard Schneider picked up the 2019 German Environment Prize at a ceremony in Mannheim on Sunday.  They share the €500,000 ($554,000) in prize money from the highest endowed environmental prize in Europe, which was presented to them by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Alexander Bonde, secretary-general of the Ger...
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Linking soil microbial diversity to soil processes – new technique

Long ago, during the European Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci wrote that we humans "know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot." Five hundred years and innumerable technological and scientific advances later, his sentiment still holds true.  But that could soon change. In a report published in Nature Communications a team of scientists from the Department of Ene...
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Scientist uses bacteria to clean contaminated soil

Findings in environmental science are rarely applied commercially. Ray Sambrotto, a microbiologist and associate professor at Columbia University's Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory co-founded Allied Microbiota with Frana James, drawing on five years of exploratory research to identify microbes capable of remediating contaminated soil to address the legacy of environmental pollutants. Contaminated...
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Understanding the importance of soil waste classification and waste acceptance criteria for construction sites

As the rate of Construction increases, so does the need to undertake Soil Waste Classification on construction sites. The EPA has recently (22 March 2018) released statistics for construction and demolition waste and whilst any such release is welcome, the usefulness of the information provided is somewhat reduced given that the statistics relate to 2014! What we can say is that in 2014, 3,314...
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Soil – let’s protect it

Soil Waste Classification
Soil is one of the most valuable and precious natural resources on the planet. We depend on soil for healthy food, clean water, storing carbon, preventing floods, and ultimately supporting all life. Without healthy soils, life on earth as we know it would cease to exist. #people4soil is an initiative calling calling on the European Commission to pass a Soil Directive which would safeguard Irish a...
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Red Laterite Soil

On a soil waste classification project on a Basalt Quarry site in Northern Ireland, we came across red laterite soil.  This is a soil and rock type rich in iron and aluminium, and is commonly considered to have formed in hot and wet tropical areas. The majority of the land area containing laterites is between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and although Ireland is located in the Temperate Zone...
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Soil & Surface Water Sampling

Sometimes our work takes us to stunning locations.  Verde scientists and hydrogeologists have just completed a soil and surface water sampling project at the Cliffs of Moher.
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Soil Sampling

Undertaking soil sampling as part of redevelopment of a service station involving replacement of the fuel underground storage tanks.
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