Archive for August, 2011
Fallen autumn leaves transfer as much, if not more, hazardous mercury from the atmosphere to the environment as does precipitation each year, according to recent U.S. Geological Survey research.
Mercury is an environmental contaminant that accumulates in fish and food webs and poses a health risk to humans and wildlife. Precipitation is [...]Leia mais
DENVER, CO — The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today that it will host a webcast on anticipated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program requirements that directly affect drinking water suppliers and other water resource managers. The webcast will be held on Wednesday, August [...]Leia mais
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently released three documents on pesticide minor uses: (1) Guidance Document on Regulatory Incentives for the Registration of Pesticide Minor Uses (Minor Use Guidance); (2) OECD Survey on Regulatory Incentives for the Registration of Pesticide Minor Uses: Survey Results; [...]Leia mais
A new guidance booklet for the Nitrates Action Programme 2011-2014 will be published shortly. Within it, pig farmers will notice that the figures for nitrogen excretion in manure from sows and pigs is lower than the previous action programme (2006). In practice, this means that less land [...]Leia mais