Archive for February, 2013

  • USDA Build on Understanding Around Manure

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

    This research, which is being conducted by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the agency’s Agroecosystems Management Research Unit in Lincoln, Neb., supports the USDA priority of ensuring food safety. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency.
    In one project, ARS microbiologist Lisa Durso used fecal samples from six beef cattle to identify a core [...]

  • New Maps Provide Crucial Information for Water Managers

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

    For the first time, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have mapped long-term average evapotranspiration rates across the continental United States – a crucial tool for water managers and planners because of the huge role evapotranspiration plays in water availability.
    Why are evapotranspiration rates so important to know? It’s because the amount of water available for people and [...]

  • Marine bioindicators help in environmental impact analyses

    Thursday, February 7th, 2013

    Agência FAPESP – Summer time: think vacations and trips to the beach. To determine which beaches are safe for swimming and which are polluted, environmental agencies perform hydrochemical analyses along the entire Brazilian coastline. And a study carried out at the Geosciences Institute in the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) School of Arts, Sciences and [...]

  • Scientist from Germany will discuss Bionergy during III Sigera

    Monday, February 4th, 2013

    Professor Dr. Thomas Amon, scientist from Leibnitz Institute for Agriculture Engineering -Potsdam/Germany (, will discuss the potential of different residues and energetic culture as a font of energy during a CPD as a part of the program of III Sigera.Prof Amon has a large experience in biogas research and development projects. He was the coordinator [...]