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Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation Book Preview
https://www.youtube.com

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation: Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation
http://www.amazon.com/

Based on our urban mushroom farm, VIfarms has created a Mycological Response Team which is designed to help clean-up petrochemical and bacterial pollutants in a fast and ecological manner.
http://www.vifarms.com/mycoremediation.html

MycoRemediation Design Course. Mon, Mar 30, 2015 11:00am 11:00. Fri, Apr 3, 2015 12:00pm 12:00. Fungi For the People Eugene, Oregon USA.
http://www.unlearnandrewild.org/happenings/mycoremediation-design-course

The experiment conducted by Adenipekun and Isikhuemhen focused on the bioremediative properties of the fungus Lentinus squarrosulus pertaining specifically to motor oil (abstract only).
http://tycrossen.blogspot.com/

Video: Using fungi to clean up toxic Waste, The Ocean Beach Oil spill Cleanup
http://www.fungioz.com/mycoremediation.html

On Mycoremediation: An Interview With Paul Stamets, a mycoremediation expert, explains some of the ways mushrooms can lead to a healthier Earth—all by using natural means.
http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/

Study Results from Institute for Environment Update Understanding of Ecology Research [Phytoremediation of zinc contaminated soils using silver birch
http://www.4-traders.com/news/

Take a microbe that occurs naturally in eastern cottonwood trees, sprinkle it on lawn grass or willow tree roots and then plant them in contaminated soil. Toxins are removed from the soil, the plant lives longer and the toxins are not only absorbed by the plant, but the microbe actually breaks down the toxins.
http://blog.seattlepi.com/bigscience/2014/
See also: http://www.washington.edu/

The importance of symbiosis of Mesorhizobium with Astralagus sinicus in the bioremediation of cadmium in organic soils
http://ddd.uab.cat/

Phytoremediation for Green Energy
http://www.amazon.com/

contractor
Ground & Environmental Services Ltd.
Remediate contaminated land, waste management.
http://www.buildingarena.co.uk/

Contractor
MicroGen biotech Biotechnologies for a Cleaner Future
http://www.microgenbiotech.com
An article: http://www.irishtimes.com/

Magical Microbes: Using Natural Endophytes to Remove Environmental Pollutants
University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS)
https://depts.washington.edu/

Hawaii to use hemp as biofuel
http://www.thelibertybeacon.com/tag/phytoremediation/

Using Contaminated Plants Involved in Phytoremediation for Anaerobic Digestion (abstract only).
http://www.bioportfolio.com/
Phytoremediation of Metals: A Numerical Analysis (abstract only).
http://www.bioportfolio.com/
Opportunities for Phytoremediation and Bioindication of Arsenic Contaminated Water Using a Submerged Aquatic Plant:Vallisneria natans (lour.) Hara. (abstract only)
http://www.bioportfolio.com/
Original Source: Selenium Biotransformations in an Engineered Aquatic Ecosystem for Bioremediation of Agricultural Wastewater via Brine Shrimp Production.
http://www.bioportfolio.com/

Importance of plants and microorganisms in the Phytoremediation of brownfield sites (abstract only)
http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/5450/

Phytoremediation potential of Landoltia punctata on petroleum hydrocarbons
T̈ḂTAK Turkish Journal of Botany
http://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/

Active Phytoremediation Wall System | SOM + Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
http://www.arch2o.com/
https://www.facebook.com/

Manila Standard Today
The Cordillera is piloting phytoremediation to revive the Balili river here by using plants instead of relying too much on hardware and chemicals. Randy S. Tubal, specialist of Ecosystems Research and Development Services of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, said the technology is being pushed by the United Nations Environment Programme for the removal, degradation, or containment of contaminants in soils, sludges, sediments, surface water and groundwater.
http://manilastandardtoday.com/

Diazotrophs-assisted phytoremediation of heavy metals: a novel approach (abstract only).
http://link.springer.com/

Chitosan and chitooligosaccharide utilization in phytoremediation and biofortification programs: current knowledge and future perspectives, opinion article by Marta W. Vasconcelos
http://journal.frontiersin.org/

Education
Bioremediation : A sustainable Management Tool
http://www.greentech.center/bioremediation-sustainable-management-tool/

Bioremediation trial on aged PCB-polluted soils--a bench study in Iceland.
Lehtinen, Mikkonen, Sigfusson, Ólafsdóttir, Ragnarsdóttir, Guicharnaud (abstract only)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23979849

Contractor: Organica Biotech
http://www.organicabiotech.com
Role of Bionutrients in Soil Bioremediation
http://organicabiotechindia.blogspot.com/

contractor
Oilzapper (Bioremediation) Technology
http://otbl.co.in/Bioremediation.html

Contractor:
Trans Canada Bioremediation
http://tcbioremediation.ca

Hydrogeologic characterization and assessment of bioremediation of chlorinated benzenes and benzene in wetland areas, Standard Chlorine of Delaware, Inc. Superfund Site, New Castle County, Delaware, 2009-12 (abstract only)
http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20145140

Bioremediation of holy ponds in India
TIRUCHY: Chandra Pushkarini, the holy tank of Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangam, will be purified in a bioremediation process by the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NIT-T), as part of the renovation work being carried out in the temple.
http://www.newindianexpress.com/

Understanding Microbial Communities; Function, Structure and Dynamics (abstract only)
http://talks.cam.ac.uk/

Study Bioremediation
Department of Chemical Engineering in association with Department of Biotechnology of National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, is offering a short-term course on Bioremediation of industrial Wastes for a Greener World is being organised by. In this short-term course, the various techniques of bioremediation of industrial wastes using various microorganisms will be discussed.
Eligibility: Faculty members of academic institutes/universities/colleges, experts from government organisations, industry personnel, research scholars and students.
Fee: Faculty members and scientists: Rs 2,000/Research scholars: Rs 1,000/Students: Rs 500/Industry personnel: Rs 5,000.
Duration: December 8-12, 2014.
http://www.newindianexpress.com/

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Guidelines for the Bioremediation of Oil-Contaminated Salt Marshes
http://www2.epa.gov/
Literature Review on the Use of Commercial Bioremediation Agents for Cleanup of Oil-Contaminated Estuarine Environments
http://www2.epa.gov/

The New York Times: Chevron Criticizes Ruling by Indonesia's Supreme Court on Corruption
The case centers on a so-called bioremediation program that began in 2006 at Chevron's drilling facilities on the island of Sumatra.
http://www.nytimes.com/

Job offer
Postdoc in "Conductive 3D cell scaffolds for environmental toxicology and bioremediation"
Applications are invited for the fully funded 3 year postdoctoral scholarship 'Conductive 3D cell scaffolds for environmental toxicology and bioremediation'. The postdoctoral scholarship is part of the VKR Young investigator grant 'Intelligent 3D cell scaffolds for environmental applications' funded by the Villum Foundation. The aim of the overall project is to develop a new generation of 3D carbon scaffolds.
http://www.jobview.dk/

Microalgal bioremediation : practices and perspectives
http://www.cleankeeping.net/?p=15627

Summary of mercury bioremediation project
One of the principal pollutant in Amazon region is mercury, known worldwide for its toxicity. Conventional methods have been used to remove Hg from contaminated environments. In general, laborious treatment systems, with high cost. In order to solve the environmental problem regarding to mercury, and make its bioremediation, we built a bioremediator using Escherichia coli DH5α through the protein mercury reductase (MerA).
http://2014.igem.org/Team:UFAM_Brazil/Bioremediation

Contractor:
Ehrlich bioremediation
http://www.jcehrlich.com/bioremediation/

Wastewater Bioremediation from Filamentous Algae (abstract only)
http://www.eng.ed.ac.uk/

Science experiment
Bioremediation of Oil Spill
In this demonstration, students learn about the affect of oil on aquatic environments.
Bacteria can be used to clean up oil spills in the ocean through bioremediation. Bioremediation is any process that uses decomposers and green plants, or their enzymes, to return a contaminated environment to its original condition. Specific bacteria can be used to bioremediate specific contaminants, such as hydrocarbons, which are present in oil and gasoline.
http://www.scienceworld.ca/

DAVID KEISLER: Keep your microbes happy
You may be conscientious and try to eat a healthy diet in order to encourage and help maintain overall health. Obesity, diabetes, hypertension, gout and coronary artery disease are each related to the modern western fast food diet.
http://www.aikenstandard.com/

Bioremediation trial on aged PCB-polluted soils--a bench study in Iceland.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23979849





The Vision Alignment Project
A Vision for Stewardship

This Vision was one of two beautiful Visions sent to us from our friend, Pua, in Hawaii. Mahalo to you, Pua!

I see a world where the earth's soils are restored to abundant, vibrant health; where soils that have been depleted and eroded away, the hardpan is soothed and healed; where desert boundaries are shrinking again and true soil is restored to each wounded place; where the microbiota, the plants and animal life unique to each place return to home and thrive; and where the plant and animal life out of place return to home or to the soil; each to its place, in balance in spirit and space.

Renewed soils and forests call out to the mists, the rains and the dew and they respond in kind. Streams and springs are running full, clean and healthy. Our reefs and coastal stretches are cleansed of decades of soil and oil. We harvest and recycle the plastic patches in the sea. Our oceans and all that reside there are cleansed of toxins; the ocean teems with life again. The amazing biotic and energetic networks that once held all ecosystems and organisms in graceful and elegant balance are reconnected. Our hands work together and we all take up this loving work, this healing, in recognition of the blessed relationship we have with the earth and the universe.

Our gardens and farms are restored to the wealth of diversity they once knew. We no longer need or use chemicals to grow food because we are tending the soil in the way that it needs us to. We are receiving bountiful, healthy, delicious food and in return we care for that which feeds us. Everyone is fulfilled in body or spirit; we all have access to clean water and good food. We share and support each others' wellbeing and in doing so, we need less and our abundance deepens. We place our care of the earth in the center of all our decision making and in that way we are also supported. We are listening, hearing and understanding the messages of the universe. In doing so, we become family once again.

To align with this vision, click here:
http://www.visionalignmentproject.com/totalalignments.html





Game-changer: Rooftop solar will be at grid parity in all 50 U.S. states by 2016
http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/

BBC News, Science & Environment: Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29855884

Gut Microbes and Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain
Body's helpful bacteria may have internal clocks, too, researchers suggest
http://www.webmd.com/>

Using Phytotechnology to Remedy Damage Caused by Mining in Santiago
http://www.iede.co.uk/

Mending degraded lands to promote the world peace and security
During the 6th World Park Congress in Australia, Madam Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of UNCCD Secretariat, and Mr. Wang Wenbiao, the Chinese role model for desertification combating and COP 11 award-winner of "World Dry Land Champion" jointly release the initiative of "Mending degraded Land to Promote World Peace and Security". It calls for an effective union to be set up by governments, international organizations, private enterprises, entrepreneurs, NGOs and the society, enhancing partnership for cooperation and dedicating to the global desertification combating for better eco-environment, alleviated poverty, world peace and security.
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/

http://www.npr.org/
Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And Raise The Risk Of Diabetes : The Salt : NPR

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/
Microbes Power Waste Cleanup
by Jenna Iacurci
Nature World news

EDUCATION
Bioremediation The Inexpensive Organic Remediation Method Images
http://www.site.co.uk/

Book: Bioremediation principles / Juana B. Eweis ... [et al.]. by Eweis, Juana B .
http://www.amazon.com/

Book: In situ bioremediation of perchlorate in groundwater / edited by Hans F. Stroo, C. Herb Ward ; authors, Carol E. Aziz
http://www.amazon.com/

Book: Bioremediation and Sustainability: Research and Applications
http://www.amazon.com/

Book: Fungi in Bioremediation (British Mycological Society Symposia)
http://www.amazon.com/

Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation: Simple to Advanced Experimental Techniques for Indoor and outdoor Cultivation, by Tradd Cotter
http://www.amazon.com/

Book: Biotechnology in China I: From Bioreaction to Bioseparation and Bioremediation
http://www.amazon.com/

Book: Application of Phytotechnologies for Cleanup of Industrial, Agricultural and Wastewater
http://www.amazon.com/

Book: Handbook of Phytoremediation
http://www.amazon.com/

Book: Phytoremediation Using Constructed Mangrove Wetlands: Mechanisms and Application Potential, by Lin Ke and Nora F Y Tam
http://www.amazon.com/

Plant Adaptation and Phytoremediation, by M. Ashraf, M. Ozturk, M. S. A. Ahmad
http://www.amazon.com/

Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water, BY Terry, Norman
http://www.amazon.com/

http://www.scoop.it/
a page of Youtube videos on the subject of phytotremediation

http://news.pia.gov.ph/
An article on how to sequester pollutants in soil and water through phytoremediation.

http://www.iaea.org/
Phytoremediation of a Former Mine Site: Miscanthus X Giganteus, a Potential Tool, by N. Wanat, A. Austruy, E. Joussein, M. Soubrand-Colin1, C. Gautier-Moussard1, A. Hitmi

http://www.iglobaljournal.com/
Indo Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2014; 4(3): 171
Phytoremediation of Organic Compounds
Aalapti Singh, Pammi Gauba (abstract only)

http://www.iglobaljournal.com/
Indo Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2014; 4(3): 167
Phytoremediation of Radioactive Materials
Raveesha Malhotra, Sahil Aggarwal, Richa Agarwal, Pammi Gauba
Department of Biotechnology, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology A-10, Sector-62, Noida-201307, Uttar Pradesh, India

http://www.ijabbr.com/article_7378_1344.html
Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) Fungi in Phytoremediation of Soils Contaminated: A Review
Article 47, Volume 2, Issue 5, May 2014, Page 1854-1864 (abstract only)

http://www.iaea.org/
Phytoremediation Efficicency of Certain Indigenous Planted Species on Contaminated Coal Mine Spoil
in Dry Tropical Environment, India
A.N. Singh, R. Kaur
Department of Botany, Panjab University Chandigarh-160014, INDIA
(abstract only)

http://www.academicjournals.org/
Review: Efficacy of phytoremediation potential of aquatic macrophytes for its applicability in treatment wetlands: A review of developments and research
Golda A. E., Poyyamoli G. and Nandhivarman M.
Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry-605014, India.

http://www.innspub.net/
RESEARCH PAPER
Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES)
Microorganism's application strategy for bio-phytoremediation of heavy metal: A review
Ebrahim Shirmohammadi, Mojtaba Khaje, Mohammadreza Shirdali, Ghasem Hosein Talaei, Hassan Shahgholi

http://www.gameduellinc.com/
Information on phytoremediation of polluted mine sites.

http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/6982/
Phytoremediation of Lindane in Transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana Expressing a Bacterial HCH-dehydrochlorinase (LinA) Protein
Gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (ɣ-HCH), commonly referred to as lindane, is one of the most widely studied and ubiquitously detected organochlorinated contaminants within the environment. Mainly used as a pesticide, it is highly resistant to chemical, biological and natural photolytic light degradation which enables it to remain intact for long periods of time. (abstract only)

http://www.josunas.org/
Phytoremediation Potential of Some Indigenous Herbaceous Plant Species Growing on Metalliferous Mining Site at Nahuta, Bauchi State, Nigeria (abstract only)

http://www.pharmaresearchlibrary.com/
A Study on Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals from Paper Mill Effluent Soil Using Croton Sparsiflorus (abstract only)

http://www.slideshare.net/
Phytoremediation, an Option for Tertiary Treatment of Sewage
Dr.Arvind Kumar Mungray, Chemical Engineering Department, SVNIT, Surat
(educational slide show)

http://www.ssww.com/
Phytoremediation Plant Growing Kit (toy)

https://www.google.com/
Advances in Microbiology, 2014, 4, 796-807
The Evaluation of Bioremediation Potential of a Yeast Collection Isolated from Composting Bianca Trama, João Daniel Santos Fernandes, Geórgia Labuto, Júlio Cézar Franco de Oliveira, Cristina Viana-Niero, Renata C. Pascon, Marcelo A. Vallim, Departamento de Cîncias Biológicas—Universidade Federal de S̃o Paulo, Diadema, São Paulo, Brasil

http://theberkshireedge.com/
article, Sept 16, 2014
Bioremediation resumes at Log Homes site; development by spring

http://energyvulture.com/tag/phytoremediation/
Phytoremediation of Soils at Open Dump and Incineration Sites in Kerala, India, article by Hilary Haskell

http://www.dredgingtoday.com/
NUS and GIS Make Breakthrough in Treating PCBs
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering have developed a novel approach that could greatly enhance the effectiveness of destroying polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the environment.

http://oatd.org/oatd/
An odor control simulation test of in-situ 1,2-dichloroethane bioremediation masters thesis, by Yu-cheng Lin, abstract

http://srphsph.harvard.edu/
10th International Phytotechnology Society Conference - See more at: http://srphsph.harvard.edu/ - details
October 1, 2013 - October 5, 2013
Harvard School of Public Health

https://www.onepetro.org/
Ex-Situ Bioremediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soil - An Example from Oman, by Dennis Kronborg Alexandersen (BAUER Nimr LLC) | Tom Headley (BAUER Nimr LLC) | Stephane Prigent (BAUER Nimr LLC) | Ismail Mahmutoglu (Free Consultant) conference paper - abstract only

http://www.filtsep.com/
Grant awarded to groundwater research
25 September 2014
A scientist from the University of Minnesota has received a grant from The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) to develop a research project on the bioremediation of groundwater.

https://sustainability.psu.edu/
Webinar: "The Development of Sustainable Bioremediation Technologies to Solve Global Water Challenges"
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Penn State Water Resources Extension webinar
Dr. Rachel Brennan, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering , Penn State University, "The Development of Sustainable Bioremediation Technologies to Solve Global Water Challenges"

http://www.slideshare.net/
Bioremediation of Pesticides (plus transcript)

http://www.rambuenergy.com/
Chevron makes public appeal to defend employees over bioremediation caseJ
Jakarta, October 2, 2014

http://www.geosyntec.com/
Geosyntec Bioremediation Experts Participate in Environmental Business Council of New England Program
Release Date: 10/01/14
Doug Larson, Ph.D., P.E., LSP and David Adilman, P.G. of Geosyntec's Acton, Massachusetts office will both participate on a panel for an upcoming program presented by the Rhode Island Chapter of the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC).

Contractors:
http://www.geosyntec.com/
Geosyntec is a specialized consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.
http://www.mmiengineering.com
http://www.siremlab.com
http://savronsolutions.com
http://www.greenharborenergy.com
http://www.geosyntec.asia
http://www.geosyntec.eu

http://www.pollutionengineering.com/
Spill Kit 35S is an environmentally safe and economical alternative to the use of chemicals. It includes two applications for spills up to 10 square meters. It is designed to bring two of the best hydrocarbon degrading technologies into one to enhance the three steps of bioremediation. Each kit includes BIOSURF, a plant derived biosurfactant solution rich in nutrients that promotes bacterial activation and solubilizes the hydrocarbons, and BCP 35S, a powder blend of beneficial and naturally occurring microorganisms (Bacillus and Pseudomonas) specialized to degrade hydrocarbons molecules.

contractor
http://www.cortecvci.com
Cortec Corporation
St. Paul, Minn. (651) 429-1100

http://jnrd.info/>
Monitoring ground water quality and heavy metals in soil during large-scale bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated waste in India: case studies (abstract only)

http://helloandrea.co/
Why Mycoremediation Certification is Poised to Lead Education Reform
POSTED ON OCTOBER 4, 2014 BY Andrea Rossi
The field of mycoremediation is growing rapidly, with fungi-loving folk no longer relegated to the margins of scientific study or to regional fall mushroom festivals. The general public is beginning to value mycelium cultivation as a real solution . . .

http://femaleandfungi.com
Womyn in Mycology website, articles, resources, inspiration

http://www.academia.edu/
Bioremediation of Aged Petroleum Oil Contaminated Soil: from Lab Scale to Full Scale Application

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/
Article: Bioremediation can restore China's polluted land
Henan and Jiansu provinces have been attaching great importance to bioremediation technology—the use of microorganisms to degrade contaminants that pose risks to the environment or to human health.

http://www.ukm.my/
Water Hyacinth Bioremediation for Ceramic Industry Wastewater
Treatment-Application of Rhizofiltration System (Biopemulihan Keladi Bunting untuk Industri Air Sisa Seramik Aplikasi Perawatan Sistem Rizoturasan)
SITI HANNA ELIAS, MAKETAB MOHAMED, AZNAH NOR-ANUAR, KHALIDA MUDA, MOHD ARIF HAKIMI MAT HASSAN, MOHD. NOR OTHMAN & SHREESHIVADASAN CHELLIAPAN

http://www.douglas-budget.com/
Article: Cameco teams with UW for biostimulation
Posted on Oct 9, 2014, by Trevor Andersen
Cameco's Smith Ranch-Highland uranium mine, in northern Converse County is the largest in the nation. Utilizing a grant program initiated by the Wyoming Legislature, the University of Wyoming has teamed up with Cameco to study a process called biostimulation that will hopefully increase the effectiveness of land reclamation efforts.

http://instausers.com/mushroomcultivation/
Stories of mushroom cultivation

http://www.radionz.co.nz/
Vet warns of oil waste farm threat
New Zealand: Senior Massey University veterinarian Alan Thatcher is the latest to speak out against the oil industry waste farms in Taranaki, where he fears a food safety scandal could be brewing.

http://www.themunicipal.com/
The Bioremediation Answer: Microbes
Utilizing microbes, bioremediation can clean up contaminated soil and groundwater while limiting impacts on the environment, citizens and animals. During the bioremediation process certain microbes are used to "devour" contaminants, including oil and other petroleum products, solvents and pesticides.

contractors
http://rhamnolipid-bioremediation.net
Removing hydrocarbons from contaminated soil using Rhamnolipids

http://www.bioportfolio.com/
An experimental study on bioremediation and photolysis of enrofloxacin. (abstract only)

http://65.54.113.26/Publication/
Oil bioremediation using insoluble nitrogen source (Citations: 8)
Eugene Rosenberg, Rachel Legman, Ariel Kushmaro, Ellik Adler, Haim Abir, Eliora Z. Ron (abstract only)

http://omicsonline.org/
Omicsonline.org's summary of research in herbicide bioremediation

http://www.washingtonpost.com/
The dirt in Central Park contains thousands of previously undiscovered microbes - The Washington Post

CONTRACTORS
http://maritimeglobalnews.com/
EnviroLogic Biobased Technologies Inc. on bioremediation of bilge water.
See also: http://www.marinelink.com/
Company website: http://www.envirologic.com, full service environmental consulting and services contractors based in Kalamazoo, MI.

CONTRACTORS
http://www.regenesis.com
Advanced Technologies for Contaminated Site Remediation
global (based in San Clemente, California)

http://blogs.egu.eu/gsoil/
G-Soil

Soils are key to the functioning of the Earth system and provide the food and fibre supply for humankind. The importance of soils to both people and the environment makes soil scientists and their research fundamental to society. Here, we bring soil science into the public eye, detailing the latest research in the field, straight from the scientists!

The aim of the blog is to:
Promote SSSD-EGU activities.
Promote communication and scientific interchange among worl-wide soil scientists.
Provide a forum for dissemination of information and soil-related activities.
Everyone can contribute by sending a message to any of the editors.

http://blogs.egu.eu/
Phytoremediation Potential of Phragmites Karka For Arsenic Contaminated Soil And Water

http://career.duth.gr/ 11th International Phytotechnologies Conference
This conference provides the opportunity to scientists, engineers, consultants, policy regulators and other interested individuals to explore and discuss how recent developments in phytotechnologies address current and emerging environmental challenges. Phytotechnologies refer to plant-based technologies to clean water, soil, air and provide ecosystem services including energy from biomass. The Conference will feature a wide range of topics

http://www.docstoc.com/
The Effect of Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal by Orok-Orok (Crotalaria sp.) On the Growth of Aloe Vera

http://www.xuyue.org/
O2 and H+ activities are essential to all organisms, while aquatic organisms seems to be more sensitive than others in response to environmental changes, especially pollutants. So, O2 and H+ fluxes are good and reliable indicators of environmental pollutions.

https://player.fm/
Interview with Tradd Cotter, a microbiologist and mycologist who, along with his wife Olga, owns and operates Mushroom Mountain near Greenville, South Carolina. He is also the author of the book Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation from Chelsea Green Publishing. See also: http://www.thepermaculturepodcast.com/2014/tradd/

https://joshdhaene.wordpress.com/tag/bioremediation/
Bioremediation / Mycoremediation Lesson with Professor Josh d'Haene.

http://everythingmushrooms.com
Located in Knoxville, TN

http://everythingmushrooms.com/

BOOK: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation. By Tradd Cotter
http://www.amazon.com/

http://www.mushroommountain.com
Mushroom farm in Easley, South Carolina

http://www.serdp-estcp.org/
Protocol for Enhanced In Situ Bioremediation Using Emulsified Edible Oil
Department of Defense Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)
Management of groundwater contaminated with chlorinated solvents, perchlorate, and explosives is one of the Department of Defense's (DoD's) greatest environmental challenges.

http://www.bioportfolio.com/resources/
Papers on phytomrediation from the International Journal of Phytoremediation

http://www.bioportfolio.com/
Novel fungal consortium for bioremediation of metals and dyes from mixed waste stream.

http://www.npr.org/
Biologist Nathan Wolfe says the unseeable world of microbes is fertile ground for new discoveries.

http://www.ucsf.edu/
Michael Fischbach, PhD, an assistant professor of bioengineering with the UCSF School of Pharmacy, who has established a career discovering interesting molecules made by microbes.
"We used to think that drugs were developed by drug companies, approved by the FDA, and prescribed by physicians, but we now think there are many drugs of equal potency and specificity being produced by the human microbiota," Fischbach said.

http://agsci.psu.edu/
Webinar: The Development of Sustainable Bioremediation Technologies to Solve Global Water Challenges
Speaker: Rachel Brennan, Penn State University
Date and Location
When (Date/Time) December 17, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

http://littlehouseinthesuburbs.com
Little House in the Suburbs
Plants, creative ideas, self-sufficiency, gardening.
http://littlehouseinthesuburbs.com/

Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation
http://www.amazon.com/

http://solicregeneration.com
Solic Regeneration's focus is to treat and remediate contaminated water and soil onsite. This is achieved by a variety of proven effective technologies that Solic uses to meet environmental regulations and cost requirements, Alberta, Canada

http://www.wwdmag.com/wastewater-bioremediation
W&WD - Water & Waste Digest
Wastewater Treatment magazine: source for information, equipment

http://www.watertechonline.com
Water Technology Online - the latest news on water
http://www.watertechonline.com/
NGWREF awards grant for bioremediation of groundwater research project in Ohio
See also: http://www.environmentguru.com/
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Enhancing saccharification of phytoremediation biomass using both dilute acid hydrolysis and microwave absorbing materials in the microwave system - abstract only

http://wallpaper-it.com/
Computer wallpaper - a slide showing how bioremediation works

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Selection of the Most Effective Cultivar of Genus Zinnia Flowers for Phytoremediation of Oil-contaminated Soil

http://www.frontiersin.org/publications/15328981
Phytoremediation of MTBE with hybrid poplar trees. abstract only

Links in the next section were added 1/17/2015.

Analysis of Pollution Removal from Compost Leachate by Vetiver Grass (L.) Nash Plant (Vetiveria zizanioides) Albert Chukwuemeka Ibezute, Prekeyi Tawari-Fufeyin, Osayomwanbor Ebenezer Oghama

Conference: Second Annual Innovation Conference, Hosted by the Washington Student Science Association (12/21/14)

Educational slide show on bioremediation and phytoremediation

Phytoremediation: Devguradia dump could become a garden If everything goes as per plan, then trenching ground at Devguradia, which is causing pollution and health hazards for the residents of townships on bypass road, can be turned into a beautiful garden in next two years. Thanks to environment friendly bioremediation process through which mountains of garbage can be turned into compost.

Book: Polar Microbiology: The Ecology, Biodiversity and Bioremediation Potential of Microorganisms in Extremely Cold Environments

Book: Environmental Bioremediation Technologies

Book: Phytoremediation and Rhizoremediation, Theoretical Background

Actinobacteria: Application in Bioremediation and Production of Industrial Enzymes, by by Maria Julia Amoroso (et. al.)

Phytoremediation of Soil and Water Contaminants, by Ellen L. Kruger, Todd A. Anderson, and Joel R. Coats, eds.

Mycoremediation, by Harbhajan Singh

Book: Screening of Indigenous Vegetation for use in PHytoremediation: Distribution, Abundance and Taxonomy of Heavy Metal Tolerant Plant Species in a Degraded Mine Site

Book: Bioremediation of Recalcitrant Compounds

Book: Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals

Book: Phytoremediation: Management of Environmental Contaminants, vol. 1 Book: Phytoremediation: Management of Environmental Contaminants, vol. 2

Mushrooms to enhance bioremediation of PAHs (Source University Autónoma of Madrid & University of Tuscia at PubMed)

Role of Siderophores Produced by Alcanivorax Borkumensis During Bioremediation Process (abstract only)

Contractor/products Our products are based on methods utilized by nature since millions of years. Keeping the balance between the economical development and nature.

Growth response and mycoremediation activity of Coprinus comatus on heavy metal contaminated media (abstract only)

Mycosphere Online - Journal of Fungal Biology Mycosphere is an international peer-reviewed journal with swift publication of high quality papers on fungal biology, including lichens. This includes reviews, research articles, methodology papers, taxonomic works such as monographs, and checklists. Mycosphere has a policy of Open access publishing. All manuscripts will undergo peer review before acceptance. Mycosphere will publish each manuscript as quickly as possible following acceptance by the editors.

Photos of mushrooms and fungus

Article: Peter McCoy explains how mushrooms cam save the planet

Article: Mycoremediation Responce Team of SAVEfarms.org

Article: 9 Amazing and Gross Things Scientists Discovered About Microbes This Year | WIRED

Article: Can Microbes in the Gut Influence the Brain?

Study: Skin Microbes May Boost Immune Response - Global Indian - Mobile

Contractor/products: Microbial Ecology Management Tools

Phytoremediation blog, by Dr. Paul Olson

Contractor/products: Cl Solutions
Cl Solutions article: Bioremediation of Dinitrotoluene

Understanding Plant-Microbe Interactions for Phytoremediation of Petroleum-Polluted Soil

Mycoremediation of Endosulfan and Its Metabolites in Aqueous Medium and Soil by Botryosphaeria laricina JAS6 and Aspergillus tamarii JAS9

Where Waste Meets Waste: EcoSponge Encourages Stewardship

Metagenomic Analysis of the Bioremediation of Diesel-Contaminated Canadian High Arctic Soils

The Effect of CO2 on Algal Growth in Industrial Waste Water for Bioenergy and Bioremediation Applications

Rayton's new super-efficient, affordable solar panels could trump fossil fuels

Phytoremediation - Plant Pollution Control
Department of Bio Chemistry conducts a lecture on Phytoremediation - Plant Pollution Control by S Kalavaty, Former Associate Professor, Bishop Heber College, Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy College, Chitiram, Trichy, Tamilnadu,India

Kochia has been suggested as an agent of phytoremediation because it is able to grow in soil with high levels of elements like mercury, silver, zinc, and uranium. Phytoremediation is treating environmental issues through plants. Kochia is also a great weed for areas suffering soil erosion.

Contractor: Terradis Clean Solutions
example of their products: SBK-10 Oil Spill Bioremediation Kit for Soil (order - click here)
The combination of SW Synthetic Biosurfactant and TERMINATOR-HSD Soil Cleaner is safely and effectively used for soil restoration, allowing for the return of vegetative growth in hydrocarbon-contaminated areas currently void of plant life. Results from using this kit will include:
1 - Elimination of all vapors and odors from spilled Oils and Fuels
2 - Stain reduction back to the original soil color
3 - Elimination of Petroleum Compounds through a natural process of bioremediation
4 - Restoration of soil back to original health

Contractor/products: http://probiotic.com
Bioremediation products to mitigate fracking Bioremediation Technology Improves Injection Well Performance The liquid bioremediation product, Bio Energizer, supplied by Probiotic Solutions, saved the owner significant capital investment costs while avoiding the need to acquire new permits from regulatory agencies. Facing closure of a 49-unit apartment complex in Arizona because of wastewater overflow in effluent injection wells, the engineer turned to bioremediation to bring the system back to its original capacity. When the apartment complex was built in the mid-1980s, the consulting engineer recommended and installed an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant on site. Wastewater is treated and pumped to 14 underground injection wells (approximately 4 ft in diameter, and ranging from 10 to 14 ft deep) for disposal.

Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation A new voice for Pensacola's environment Dr. Dick Snyder, UWF professor and director of the UWF Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation at the Simpson River Fishing Pier in Pensacola. Michael Spooneybarger/ Pensacola Today As Dick Snyder prepares to leave the University of West Florida, Wade Jeffrey will take over the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation.

Statement about phytoremediation by the St. John Indiana Garden Club

Use of integrated phytoremediation for cleaning-up of oil-sludge-contaminated soil A. Yu. Muratova, A. D. Bondarenkova, L. V. Panchenko, O. V. Turkovskaya (abstract only) "A Plant Genetically Modified that Accumulates Pb Is Especially Promising for Phytoremediation" (2003), by Carmina Gisbert et al.

Use of integrated phytoremediation for cleaning-up of oil-sludge-contaminated soil A. Yu. Muratova, A. D. Bondarenkova, L. V. Panchenko, O. V. Turkovskaya (abstract only)

Wild Flora of Mine Tailings: Perspectives for Use in Phytoremediation of Potentially Toxic Elements in a Semi-Arid Region in Mexico (abstract only)

Article: Willow trees are cost-efficient cleaners of contaminated soil

Article: Willow Trees Purify and Restore Contaminated Soil, by Jenny Michelle Panganiban

Pakistan Today article: Capital wastewater to be treated

Article: Four OIC states interested in Pakistan's waste water treatment technology

Pakistan Daily Times article: Pakistan Bioremediation Model for wastewater treatment established

Discussion board: Pakistan Bioremediation Model for wastewater treatment established

Contractor: NRS (Nation Response Corporation) worldwide oil spill contractor, including bioremediation
Case study report: Trimmer Road Landfill Bioremediation Location: Parma, NY

Article: Baguio boy's experiment shows banana peel absorbs metals (City of Baguio, The Philippines)

The Plastic-Eating Fungi That Could Solve Our Garbage Problem, by Stacey Anderson
Related: There Are 270,000 Tons of Plastic Garbage Floating Atop the World's Oceans, by Douglas Main
Related: The Garbage Eaters, by Erin Biba "What scientists have recently discovered is that the sudden appearance of concentrated nutrients is waking up and attracting dormant microbial life."

Bioremediation Technologies And Services Market - Expected To Witness Growth In The Future, Report on the potential growth of bioremediation services

Ecopiling: A combined Phytoremediation and Passive Biopiling System for Remediating Hydrocarbon Impacted Soils at Field Scale (abstract only)

Good Youtubes on phytoremediation

Contractor: Ready Resources, Inc. (Texas) clean up toxic waste, oil spills, household toxins

Article: educational discussion about the basics of bioremediation

Research on Ectopic Bioremediation of Saline-alkali Soil (abstract only)

Phytoremediation in lead-contaminated soils of a mining area in SE Spain: role of a chelating agent and a growth, promoter in lead uptake by Medicago sativa

WorkTrade is Now Open for 2015 Five-Day Mushroom Cultivation and MycoRemediation Courses (http://fungiforthepeople.org)

bioremediation for landfarm activities

Using E. coli to create Bioremediation systems

hybrid poplar trees for bioremediation

Phytoremediation of Metal (Pb, Ni, Zn, Cd And Cr) Contaminated Soils Using Canna, by V. Subhashini* and A. V. V. S. Swamy, Department of Environmental sciences, Acharya Nagarjuna University Nagarjuna Nagar, Guntur, 522510. Andhra Pradesh, INDIA. (abstract only)

Business in Vancouver article: Tiny life forms play big role in fighting pollution - Research looks at use of microbes to improve efficiency, protect environment, by Nelson Bennett

Article on how bioremediation works

Forum discussion: whether bioremediation is the solution to eliminate garbage from the planet.

Educational chart showing the phytoremediation capablities of six house plants.



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