Nov. 19 2015
As population numbers continue to grow, water use continues to rise, and more and more cities, counties, and states are wondering how everyone will get the water they need. Many employ a strategy of c ...
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Nov. 18 2015
In South Burlington, the Vermont Air National Guard base is producing graywater. Oddly enough, this supply doesn’t just pour from laundry machines, showers and faucets. This graywater comes from foo ...
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Nov. 18 2015
This past summer, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power offered hundreds of millions of dollars for property owners looking to get rid of their turf lawns. One company, Turf Terminators, rec ...
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Nov. 17 2015
The revision of the Waters of the United States rule, which defines the EPA’s domain to include any “significant nexuses” of water connected to regulated waterways, is under fire. Thirty states ...
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Nov. 17 2015
Marcus Hill, 35, of Berlin, Connecticut, was recently arrested and charged with first degree larceny by defrauding a public community, as well as unemployment compensation fraud. According to Mark A ...
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Nov. 16 2015
Three separate incidents provide a quick reminder that we who work in the green industry need to keep safety top of mind at all times. The first is the electrocution death of a 61-year-old member of ...
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Nov. 16 2015
STIHL in Virginia Beach, Virginia, makers of lawn and landscape equipment, has issued a recall for approximately 156,000 of their products sold between November 2014 and September 2015. This comes in ...
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Nov. 14 2015
A Norwegian team brought their souped-up lawn mower to speeds of nearly 135 mph to take on the 117 mph world record. They started with a Viking T6 lawn mower and rebuilt it into the ‘World's Fastes ...
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Nov. 13 2015
Capitol Hill is one of Washington, D.C.’s wealthier neighborhoods. Lately, there’s been an increase in street crime in the area--muggings, stickups and car thefts. Suspects have been described vag ...
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Nov. 12 2015
Widespread graywater reuse could be coming to Arizona. Residences in Phoenix have reduced their water use by 30 percent since hitting a peak back in 1996. That reduction has come about through the ins ...
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Nov. 12 2015
Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, voted to rescind the contract of the Andrew Murray Company, Punta Gorda, Florida, for failure to perform a number of jobs. The contract was awarded to Murray to m ...
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Nov. 11 2015
Under an experimental California program launched by Los Angeles city and country officials, 10 homes will have containers installed to catch rainwater. The program comes as officials unveiled a 20-ye ...
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Nov. 11 2015
There is growing concern--from the EPA and the state of California, as well as distressed parents--about the safety of crumb rubber, the pellets made from ground-up discarded tires. They’re used in ...
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Nov. 10 2015
The all-new Kawasaki EFI made its debut at the GIE+Expo recently. It will be available on select models of FX Series and FS Series engines. According to a Kawasaki spokesperson, the new EFI en ...
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Nov. 10 2015
Aquarion Water Company, which provides water to more than 600,000 people in Connecticut—not California or Arizona--is asking residents to shut down sprinklers and irrigation systems for the season b ...
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Nov. 9 2015
TruGreen LP has announced that it will offer a lawn sprinkler maintenance service in 15 to 20 markets in 2016, and extend the service throughout the nation the following year. It will be known as TruG ...
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Nov. 9 2015
The Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2015 was recently put forth by Senators Tillis, Mikulski, Cassidy and Warner in response to systemic problems with the seasonal visa program. Spurred ...
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Nov. 7 2015
Two new bioswales are being used as pilot projects in midtown Atlanta, Georgia, as part of a sustainability project. The Midtown Alliance and TSW, a landscape architecture firm, are testing the projec ...
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Nov. 6 2015
There are currently more than 20 California towns with bans on leaf blowers, and dozens more trying to enact similar legislation. The city of Sonoma is the latest municipality embroiled in debate over ...
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Nov. 5 2015
In Glen Ridge, New Jersey, a 64-year-old landscape contractor received an unpleasant surprise on the job. Anne Podesta, 54, came out of her house wielding a hammer and attacked him, accusing him of pl ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

Click here to read IGIN's 2015 report on the state of the Green Industry