Jan. 19, 2016 03:41
Hydroseeding can be a very satisfying occupation. After all, you’re sowing the seeds of new life, often in places where none exists. As a hydroseeding contractor, your past experience helps you figure out what to do when new challenges present themselves....
Jan. 19, 2016 03:36
The Environmental Connection encompasses educational tracks as well as a trade show. At the trade show, you’ll find representation of various vendors who cater to this industry. You can walk the aisles and visit with exhibitors who market equipment—such as hydroseeders—to products like seed, mulch and bonded-fiber matrixes....
Jan. 19, 2016 03:36
The Ohio Supreme Court gave the go-ahead to a new stormwater management program. Five communities and the local retail lobby had taken the Northeast Ohio regional Sewer District to court. They contested the sewer district’s authority to manage stormwater and charge fees to pay for the program....
Jan. 19, 2016 03:36
Let’s play word association. When you hear the word ‘fungus,’ what do you think of? Mushroom pizza? That time you had athlete’s foot? If we played this game with a soil scientist, he would probably smile, because to him, the word ‘fungus’ means healthy, green, growing plants....
Jan. 19, 2016 03:36
As a rule, we like the earth to stay put. When the ground shakes, slides, or settles, it can cause property damage, loss of life and general consternation. That’s why we build preventative structures, and design our buildings so that when the ground rolls, it causes minimal damage....
Jan. 19, 2016 01:04
One-third of the world’s arable land has been lost to erosion or pollution over the last 40 years, according to a new report. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Sheffi...
Jan. 18, 2016 03:36
USGS geologist Joel Sankey and his colleagues used computer models to simulate wildfires across the West over the first half of the 21st century. “The simulations are based on three different climate and wildfire scenarios, and we also used three different erosion models,” said Sankey....
Dec. 5, 2015 07:51
Thanks to a two-year grant worth more than $400,000, researchers at the University of Delaware will be able to investigate ways to better manage stormwater runoff. Funded in part by the National...
Dec. 3, 2015 07:50
The Water Environment Federation (WEF), in a joint program with the EPA, recently announced the winners of the first MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure awards. “The awards were developed ...
Dec. 3, 2015 07:50
For more than two years, the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court has been sitting on almost $20 million, the amount collected from consumers in stormwater management fees. In 2013, eight suburban...

In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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