NOV 2019  
Microplastics in Soil Threatens Earthworms' Growth: Study

Microplastic contamination in soil is threatening the growth of earthworms, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Earthworms ingest dead organic matter, help maintain healthy soil as well as contribute to the availability of nutrients in the soil. Their stunting growth can affect development of plants and functioning of the soil ecosystem. A team of researchers from the Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in the UK examined the impact of different types of microplastics such as biodegradable polylactic acid (PLA), high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and microplastic clothing fibres (acrylic and nylon) on Aporrectodea rosea.


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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to [email protected]

Matt Carr
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