Organic agriculture can pollute groundwater, research shows

April 7th, 2016|Hydrogeology|

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), using specialized monitoring technology, have determined that intensive organic agriculture can cause significant pollution from nitrate leaching into groundwater. Public demand has led to the rapid development of organic farming in recent years to provide healthy food products that are free of chemical additives and to reduce [...]

Soil contamination from melt waters at airports

April 7th, 2016|Hydrogeology|

Geoscientists of Jena University analyze soil contamination through melt waters at airports: In the science magazine Environmental Science and Pollution Research the scientists wrote that de-icing agents like propylene glycol and potassium formate have a negative impact on groundwater quality and the functions of the soil. Spring has arrived in Europe with mild temperatures and [...]