Feb. 1, 2017 12:00
A $95,000 grant from the Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship Program has been given to the Washington Stormwater Center to better educate businesses as to why stormwater regulations are important. The Puget Sound-based organization wants to make stormwater issues a reality for people who don’t see the direct results of pollution....
Sept. 16, 2016 01:46
You as a contractor also have favorites when it comes to the tools and products you use to do your work. Though a much less trivial matter than picking a candy bar, you arrive at these preferences in a similar manner, by trying things out and seeing how they ‘taste....
Sept. 15, 2015 09:00
That’s so tacky!” When people say that, they usually don’t mean, “That’s so sticky!” Aside from the slang usage, the words ‘tacky’ and ‘tackiness’ don’t really refer to the tastefulness of the pink flamingoes on someone’s lawn, or the bad match of plaids and stripes that someone’s wearing....
Sept. 20, 2010 05:11
A local developer in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been cited by the city’s director of community planning and development for failing to protect residential property from an unstable slope while he was developing an adjacent commercial property....
Nov. 21, 2011 04:38
The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have announced that the Ryland Group Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, will pay a civil penalty of $625,000 to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites, including sites located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed....
Jan. 13, 2014 03:33
IN THE WORLD OF EROSION CONTROL, we divide the kinds of products that are available into two types, “traditional” and “green.” But these distinctions are becoming increasingly blurred. After all, erosion control, in and of itself, is a green practice.....

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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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