Aug. 7 2015
Urban Agritourism is the name of the game at the Ritz-Carlton of Charlotte, North Carolina, and it permeates the place from top to bottom. The hotel has an extensive green roof, with a wide array of f ...
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Aug. 6 2015
An Evansville, Indiana man is in jail following an altercation with a pair of landscape contractors. According to the two-person crew, Larry Cates came out of his home to argue with them. He wanted ...
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Aug. 6 2015
“I wanted warm water, not worm water!” Though that phrase was said by Krusty the Clown in an episode of “The Simpsons,” it could also have been uttered recently by some residents of Old River- ...
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Aug. 5 2015
The former office manager for Creekside Landscaping Inc., in Menlo Park, California, is in jail for embezzling $1 million from the company. Shannon Cardenas, 39, was hired as an office manager in 2013 ...
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Aug. 5 2015
Total Services, a landscape company in Central Texas, cut down all the trees in a disabled veteran’s yard in Killeen, by mistake. Not only has the miscommunication caused Eric Buker to lose the all ...
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Aug. 4 2015
According to a study by Ohio State University, there are more than 80 million home lawns across the country. About half of those lawns do not get treated with fertilizers, pesticides or have irrigatio ...
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Aug. 4 2015
Silicon Valley is known for tech startups, so it should come as no surprise that the demand for water conservation methods has caused a boom in related Internet companies. A lot of investors and tech ...
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Aug. 3 2015
Doug Evans, owner of Evans Landscaping in Newtown, Ohio, has been accused of violating zoning and fire codes, air and water pollution laws, and most recently, hazardous waste laws. His business recent ...
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Aug. 3 2015
Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon, recently ordered that state agencies reduce water consumption as the drought continues to hammer the state. Drought emergencies have been declared in 23 of Oregon’s 3 ...
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Aug. 1 2015
Another suburb of Chicago is considering increased testing of its water meters following a recent, unpleasant discovery. Aurora, Illinois, has installed 9,000 new water meters since last year, accounting for about a fifth of the suburb. Now, at least ...
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July 31 2015
A landscape business in Cheshire, Connecticut, claims another landscape business in Derby is unfairly taking credit for their projects and experience. According to Michael Gotowala, owner of Preferred Properties, his competitor, Barretta’s Enterprises, ...
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July 30 2015
Caldon Seeding and Reclamation is under scrutiny from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (DOT) following the revelation that they had been cheating on contracts. Caldon Seeding is one of only a handful of landscape companies in the state which ...
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July 30 2015
For Californians, #DroughtShaming is fairly common, as passers-by post on social media about perceived water wasters, to try to build awareness and effect change. Now, social media users in Utah are joining in, using #SprinklerShaming to call out those ...
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July 29 2015
Governor Brown’s mandate to reduce water use by 25 percent across California is resulting in some far-reaching effects. In order to try and conform to the new standards, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has turned off ...
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July 29 2015
Thirty-one-year old Lucio Morales-Rosa was arrested recently, on charges related to a string of thefts in Monmouth, Middlesex and Mercer counties in New Jersey. The arrest comes after an investigation by Holmdel Detective Matt Menosky, which determined ...
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July 28 2015
Dr. Anthony Samsel, a research scientist and consultant, says that Monsanto has known since the 1970s that glyphosate, the principle ingredient in RoundUp, is undoubtedly carcinogenic. He also says that he has EPA documents dating from the late 1970s ...
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July 28 2015
In Montclair, New Jersey, a local landscape contractor is speaking out against the application of a municipal ban on leaf blowers. Richard Galioto of King and I Landscaping recently asked the Montclair Township Council to suspend their ban. Apparently ...
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July 27 2015
The hundreds of millions of dollars in turf rebate programs have caused a flood of work for any landscape contractor who advertises native landscape installation. “I’m falling behind on my design work because I’m fielding so many calls ...
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July 27 2015
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is partnering with John Deere to help bring the company’s robotic lawn mower to life. Professor Seth Hutchinson and Soon-Jo Chung, and PhD candidate Junho Yang have developed new technology that ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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