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....
July 15, 2015 12:26
Due to our sister publication, Irrigation & Green Industry magazine, we seem to be more aware of the weather. We monitor rain events and droughts very carefully, because we know how much these events impact our markets. So we’ve been carefully following the events of the drought in Texas and parts of Oklahoma. ...
May 15, 2015 06:08
It was one of those nights where I just couldn’t sleep, so my mind began to wander. This night, I happened to think of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Where did it come from and how did it get to be so powerful? The next day, I began to do a little research....
March 17, 2015 12:12
Sitting here in California, with the temperatures running above normal, I was looking at the news on the TV last night when I heard and saw pictures of the snowy winter weather in Boston and New England; and now they’re expecting another foot of snow this weekend....
Jan. 15, 2015 12:07
If you were watching the news when these breaks occurred, you saw that they wreaked havoc to the surrounding areas. Many streets flooded; in addition, the break in Westwood flooded the basketball arena at UCLA, where they had just recently installed a new wooden floor....
Sept. 15, 2014 06:31
The hurricane that ripped through Hawaii reminded me that we are now in hurricane season. Although we’re used to seeing hurricanes on the East Coast, this one came out of the West and seemed to start the season off with a bang. It made me think again about how powerful these storms can be, and the tremendous damage they can do to lives and property....
July 15, 2014 11:31
For instance, the other day I brought my car in for servicing. At the service center, they told me they would call me within the hour to tell me what was wrong. Two-and-a-half hours later, I had to call them. Then they told me it should take about two hours to repair, and that they would call me when it was ready....
May 19, 2014 11:41
If you were to look at a map of the United States and highlight the areas where there is drought, I believe it would amaze you. Some of the states that are in severe drought conditions include Texas, Arizona, California and Oklahoma, just to name a few....
Jan. 13, 2014 03:33
Although we are a small industry, it is a highly specialized market and we need to be kept up-to-date on new techniques and new products. We publish this magazine to keep the information flowing all during the year, as do the other publications serving this market....
Nov. 18, 2013 03:43
As I look at the calendar, it’s hard to realize that 2013 is ending and a new year is upon us. For some reason, this year sticks out like a sore thumb. To say it was a different year is an understatement....

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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