Organic agriculture can pollute groundwater, research shows

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 [...]

April 7th, 2016|Hydrogeology|0 Comments

Soil contamination from melt waters at airports

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 [...]

April 7th, 2016|Hydrogeology|0 Comments

Geologists discover how Australia’s highest mountain was created

Geologists from the University of Sydney and the California Institute of Technology have solved the mystery of how Australia's highest mountain -- Mount Kosciuszko -- and surrounding Alps came to exist. Most of the world's mountain belts are the result of two continents colliding (e.g. the Himalayas) or volcanism. The mountains of Australia's Eastern highlands [...]

April 7th, 2016|Geology|0 Comments