March 15, 2017 03:22
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....
Feb. 1, 2017 10:00
As we enter the dawn of a new era, some of us are filled with optimism, while others are pessimistic, and still others are not sure. But there’s no question that our country will change. These changes will happen in many ways, but one thing I’m certain of is that we’re going to see a different business climate....
Nov. 22, 2016 04:15
Weather plays a major role in our everyday lives, and more importantly, it is an integral part of our business. Now, just when we think everything is beginning to settle down, Hurricane Matthew blows into town. And blow it did. ...
Sept. 16, 2016 01:46
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen these events all occurring in one season. Mother Nature is really playing havoc with us this year. I’m amazed at the number of fires that are burning all at one time in one region of the country, while others have encountered tremendous amounts of rain....
July 15, 2016 12:09
As the EPA took on a larger role, and Phase II of the NPDES took over, builders of roads, highways and buildings had to follow certain guidelines in order to be in compliance. The EPA began enforcing the requirements to control dust and topsoil from leaving construction sites, as well as the rules of municipal and industrial wastewater discharge....
May 16, 2016 04:32
It seems to have started off with a bang—rain in the Midwest and Southeast, late snow and rain in the East, and in the West, plenty of snow and rain. Although Southern California did not receive the rain ‘punch’ expected from El Nino, it did produce a fair amount of moisture for Northern California....
March 15, 2016 12:37
Since November, it seems that everyone has been waiting for El Niño to arrive. We’re still waiting. A few weeks ago, the waves in Hawaii rose to 50 feet. They said that was El Niño. By mid-December, Oregon experienced a rain event that dumped three inches of rain in one day....
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....
Nov. 17, 2015 10:43
At the beginning of this year an end finally came to the drought in Texas. It sustained itself for four years as we watched millions of trees die from lack of water and hundreds of thousands of acres of land turn to desert. When the drought broke, the rains came, followed by flooding....
Sept. 17, 2015 10:20
A cleanup crew from the EPA charged with the task of pumping and treating contaminated water in the abandoned Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado accidently broke through a dam, causing it to spew three million gallons of wastewater into the Animas River....

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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