Measuring oil contamination in soil
Petroleum hydrocarbons in soil continues to be an area of interest for scientists as they are the most common contaminants that are toxic to...
Why and how to visit the Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference 2022
The Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference will take place on 18 May 2022, hosted and organised by Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), an independent UK...
Arsenic in wells in Connecticut may be a legacy of past pesticide use on orchards, illustrating the extent to which toxic substances can linger in the ecosystem decades after they were first used.
DNA sequencing helps explore fish diversity but lacks pinpoint accuracy
Environmental DNA (eDNA) sequencing is allowing scientists to explore piscine diversity in the Amazon without catching fish, but the approach has its limitations when studying environments as diverse as this.
New AI-driven tools for environmental intelligence
A new suite of environmental intelligence software from IBM leverages AI to help organizations prepare for and respond to weather and climate risks that...
A technique has been demonstrated that allows users with camera phones to track the health of aquatic microorganisms, seemingly allowing water quality to be appraised within minutes.
The rise of smart water
It's a multi-billion-dollar (per annum) market, explains Dr Mikael Khan, business development manager with consultancy firm Aqua Enviro.
Registration opens for ‘virtual’ WWEM and AQE 2021
Long-established fixtures on the environmental monitoring calendar, both AQE (Air Quality & Emissions) and WWEM (Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring) events will take place...
£2 million contract for final effluent monitoring in Scotland
Meteor Communications has been awarded a multi-year shared framework agreement by Scottish Water for the provision of multi-parameter wastewater quality final effluent monitoring. The...
Pulling water out of the air: Tel Aviv study yields potability suprise
In a seemingly first-of-its-kind study, researchers found that water generated from the air in the heart of an urban area, the city of Tel...
Big data.. Opportunity or needless complexity?
Water security can be defined as the availability of a sufficient quantity and quality of water to sustain livelihoods, health, socio-economic development and ecosystems. Water managers need timely access to reliable, insightful, defensible data, but with the volume and speed of data now available, will existing data infrastructure be able to cope?
Sponsored content: Data loggers aid wastewater sampling compliance
At 600 sites across the South West of England, wastewater samples are collected, transported, stored and analysed with the help of robust and easy-to-use Tinytag temperature data loggers.
World’s lakes losing oxygen rapidly as world warms, says study
Oxygen levels in the world's temperate freshwater lakes are declining rapidly - faster than in the oceans - a trend driven largely by climate change that threatens freshwater biodiversity and drinking water quality.
Death in a cold climate
Canada's first human decomposition laboratory in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, is using scientific sampling and analysis equipment designed and manufactured by Bridgend-headquartered Markes International. The company explains how the equipment is being used.
Scotland’s Covid-19 wastewater monitoring programme extended until March 2022
A project to monitor Covid-19 by measuring its genetic footprint in wastewater will continue for another year after an additional £2.3 million of funding...