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Job: Water Resources Extension Agent - Assistant, SC
Monday, 25 August 2014 00:00

Clemson Univsersity seeks a full-time temporary- time limited Water Resources Extension Agent-Assistant. This position will provide pollution prevention, natural resource conservation and watershed management outreach programming primarily in Sumter County, South Carolina, serving the Clemson Extension Service and its stormwater outreach and participation program, Carolina Clear. For more information, click here. Job ID 13529. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by September 26, 2014

Graduate Assistantships/Fellowships, Michigan State Univ.
Monday, 25 August 2014 00:00

Graduate assistantships/fellowships are available for self-motivated students to conduct innovative and high-impact research at the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University. Research topics may include coupled human and natural systems, telecoupling (socioeconomic and environmental interactions over distances,  through means such as globalization, human and animal migration, species dispersal, species invasion, disease spread, sound/noise transmission, spread of pollutants and wastes, trade of goods and products, flows of ecosystem services, environmental and hydrological flows, foreign investment, technology transfer, water transfer, and tourism, sustainability science, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, human well-being, land change science, forest and landscape ecology, global change, systems integration (integration of ecology with demography, economics, sociology, technology, and policy; integration of land, water, and/or energy),  ecology and management of wildlife (e.g., giant pandas in China), and systems modeling and simulation (e.g., agent-based modeling). Papers on these topics by CSIS faculty and students have been published in journals such as Science, Nature, and PNAS. 

Job: Instructor/Naturalist, ME
Monday, 25 August 2014 00:00

Stone Environmental School seeks an Instructor/Naturalist to plan and lead outdoor lessons in Ecology (forest and wetland), Team-Building (low ropes course, large and small group activities), and Night Activities (night hikes, campfires) to students primarily in grades 4-8. Instructors are required to participate in various duties throughout the week (performing skits, kitchen duties). There is a week of extensive staff training prior to every season. For more information, click here.

Job: Sediment and Erosion Control Inspector, MD
Monday, 25 August 2014 00:00

The City of Rockville, Maryland seeks a Sediment and Erosion Control Inspector. The Sediment and Erosion Control Inspector performs difficult, technical inspection work and intermediate administrative work to determine compliance status of Rockville businesses and residents with environmental requirements related to installation and maintenance of temporary and permanent erosion and sediment control measures on construction sites. The inspector receives general supervisory direction and review from the Stormwater Program Manager and the Chief of the City’s Environmental Management Division (EMD). The work directly impacts erosion and sediment control at construction sites and requires coordination and collaboration with other members of EMD as well as representatives of other interested City departments and divisions. For more information, click here. Closing date is September 1, 2014.

Job: Water Resources Engineer, FL
Monday, 25 August 2014 00:00

The City of Casselberry seeks a Water Resources Engineer located in Casselberry, Florida. This is a highly responsible professional position which requires the incumbent to possess a high level of skills and technical background. This position is responsible for the performance of duties related to in-house design, review, and permitting of Public Works capital improvement and rehabilitation projects (including but not necessarily limited to stormwater, water/sewer/reclaimed water, and transportation projects); technical research; field research; and assistance with project management, inspections, interagency coordination, and permit compliance. For more information, click here. Closing date is September 4, 2014. 

Job: Research Assistant Position in Wetland Biogeochemistry at LUMCON
Monday, 25 August 2014 00:00

A Research Assistant in Wetland Biogeochemistry at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is sought to participate in a series of field and laboratory experiments studying the effects of the Macondo Oil Spill on coastal marsh ecosystems. The assistant will join a large, multi- institution team of researchers in the Coastal Waters Consortium (cwc.lumcon.edu), a BP GoMRI-funded project studying the impacts of the oil spill and future spills on salt marshes and coastal environments. The position is associated with a collaborative subproject on wetland biogeochemistry and microbial ecology between Drs. Brian Roberts (LUMCON), Anne Giblin (Marine Biological Laboratory), and Anne Bernhard (Connecticut College). The objectives of the project are to improve our understanding of temporal and spatial patterns in marsh biogeochemical process rates, associated microbial communities, and factors regulating rates and to evaluate the impact of oil exposure on marsh biogeochemical processes and associated microbial communities. The research assistant will support the field and laboratory analytical activities designed to accomplish these objectives. The position will be based at LUMCON and will require extensive field and laboratory work.  This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with top scientists from around the United States in a large, interdisciplinary research project of great importance to the US Gulf Coast and other ecosystems impacted by oil-related activities. 

Oil companies fracking into drinking water sources, new research shows
Monday, 18 August 2014 02:59

By Neela Banerjee – Los Angeles Times – August 12 2014

Energy companies are fracking for oil and gas at far shallower depths than widely believed, sometimes through underground sources of drinking water, according to research released Tuesday by Stanford University scientists. Though researchers cautioned their study of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, employed at two Wyoming geological formations showed no direct evidence of water-supply contamination, their work is certain to roil the public health debate over the risks of the controversial oil and gas production process. For full story, click here.

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