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Waterborne Environmental Attends USEPA Hypoxia Task Force Spring 2016 Meeting

August 18, 2016

Aquatic hypoxia, or low oxygen, is an environmental phenomenon where the concentration of dissolved oxygen in the water column is too low to support living aquatic organisms. According to USEPA, hypoxic areas, or “dead zones,” have increased in duration and frequency across our planet’s oceans. A variety of factors can cause hypoxia, including water stratification… Read More>

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform – First Major Environmental Legislation in 30 Years!

August 18, 2016

On May 12, 2016, The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan House-Senate agreement of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LSCA) by a margin of 403 to 12. President Obama signed the Act into law on June 22, 2016. The purpose of LSCA is ultimately to reform, strengthen and… Read More>

Reflecting on Scale and Interconnectivity

June 6, 2016

“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically… Read More>

Microplastics, Microbeads & Regulations: 2016 State of the Union

June 6, 2016

Microplastics are defined as plastics smaller than 5 mm in diameter that can be categorized as primary or secondary microplastics, with primary being intentionally produced, and secondary being the decomposition or mechanical breakdown of larger macroplastics. Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic added to personal care products, such as face and body washes and toothpastes,… Read More>

Data Evolved: The Ascent of R

June 6, 2016

Google. The Food and Drug Administration. John Deere. The National Weather Service. Waterborne Environmental. The commonality? All organizations use the power of R. In a world overwhelmed by data, the need for fast and accurate interpretation, summarization and analysis of large data sets is increasingly required. Enter R, the data environment and programming language that… Read More>

KEEPING THE CURRENT IN THE MISSOURI OFFICE

June 6, 2016

Our respected Principal Agronomist, Brian Jacobson, leaves behind a legacy in our Missouri office. Brian led this office for 20 years and focused his energy on developing Waterborne’s field studies program. He leveraged his expertise in field and aquatic dissipation, bioaccumulation, foliar wash-off, runoff, volatilization and pollen and nectar residues to develop new and better… Read More>

In Memoriam: Brian Jacobson, A Colleague, Father, Friend and Innovative Agronomist

June 6, 2016

  Brian Jacobson October 7, 1955 – March 3, 2016 Brian Jacobson, Principal Agronomist, a cherished friend and colleague, passed away on March 3, 2016, due to complications associated with pancreatic cancer. Brian had a distinguished professional career throughout his working life and Waterborne was very fortunate to have him as part of our team… Read More>

Monitoring Nutrient Loss and Water Quality in Illinois Production Agriculture

June 6, 2016

Nutrient cycling and water quality are topics that have been recently thrust to the forefront of agricultural research with the creation of state and federal Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategies. Waterborne Environmental believes that applied science and information-based approaches should guide decision-making around associated policy and regulation. In 2014, a partnership between Waterborne Environmental, Illinois Corn… Read More>

In Memoriam: Brian Jacobson

March 9, 2016

In Memoriam Brian Jacobson October 7, 1955 – March 3, 2016 Brian Jacobson, Principal Agronomist and a cherished colleague of ours at Waterborne, passed away on March 3 from complications associated with pancreatic cancer. It was our great privilege to have worked with Brian for over 20 years. Brian is regarded by those most knowledgeable in… Read More>

The Groundwater Monitoring Cycle

February 27, 2016

For the past decade, pesticide groundwater monitoring programs via prospective and retrospective studies were of diminished importance to regulators across the US and were often not considered during the registration process. While regulatory requirements for groundwater monitoring programs are beginning to emerge again in the US, Europe is full of activity to develop regulatory guidance… Read More>