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Jan. 26 2015
When the White House's Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs published its Rules List for 2015, anti-regulation groups were appalled by the more than 2,000 new regulations on the docket. A ...
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Jan. 23 2015
The McPhee Reservoir in Montezuma County, Colorado, has found an enemy in the species of zebra and quagga mussels, which are proliferating at a rapid rate. If the mussels contaminate the rese ...
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Jan. 23 2015
The Department of Labor and Industries has fined Pacific Topsoils, Everett, Washington, $199K for 16 safety violations related to an accident which killed employee Bradley Hogue, 19. The state label ...
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Jan. 23 2015
The new tree code for residents in Portland, Oregon, is 95 pages long. The new requirements mandate that every resident seek permits before removing medium- to large-sized trees in their yards. I ...
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Jan. 22 2015
The owner of a landscaping and masonry construction company rammed a stolen dump truck into a mall store to steal an ATM machine. Garrett Landry, landscape contractor and owner of ...
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Jan. 22 2015
If you live in the Santa Cruz, California area, you get used to seeing a lot of people on bikes. But the sight of a mountain bike towing a trailer piled high with brooms, shovels, rakes, an electric ...
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Jan. 21 2015
A green industry professional from Indiana and the college he works for are one zero-turn mower richer, thanks to The Toro Company. When Mark Pfeifer, grounds foreman for Hyles-Anderson College, Cr ...
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Jan. 21 2015
A Panama City, Florida man was shocked when he opened a water bill stating that he owed $1,974 for having consumed 454,830 gallons of water in just one month. The bill wasn’t run up by a farm or ...
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Jan. 20 2015
A $10.6 million upgrade to a sewer plant in Ocala, Florida, aims to make water more suitable for landscape irrigation. With water in short supply, the overall goal is to reduce the use of potable wa ...
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Jan. 20 2015
Circus performers aren’t the only ones who perform their work under the “Big Top” anymore. A landscape company in Scarborough, Maine, is using tents to keep its employees working through the ...
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Jan. 19 2015
California is in the midst of an historic drought. Nonetheless, voters overwhelmingly approved a $7.5 million water bond. It will fund everything from new storage projects to modernizing drinking w ...
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Jan. 19 2015
Landscape businesses that do snow and ice removal are keeping busy this winter, just as they did last year. Thanks to Mother Nature, some snowy states are facing their second flurry-filled season i ...
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Jan. 16 2015
A Somers Point, New Jersey landscaper has been charged with third-degree theft. According to an affidavit filed in the Somerset County Superior Court, Elias Herrera-Maceda cashed a check that wa ...
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Jan. 16 2015
In 2014, rainwater catchment systems were a popular item in California. There was a visibly increased demand from clients to install between 50- to 5,000-gallon tanks to divert rainwater from roofto ...
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Jan. 15 2015
The owner of Gig Harbor Land Management in Pierce County, Washington, and his girlfriend have been charged with several counts of first-degree identity theft and first-degree theft. Nicholas Shea ...
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Jan. 15 2015
Genetically-modified grass by the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has been altered to resist glyphosate. The new tall fescue was designed via “biolistics” and a “gene gun,” which essentially shoo ...
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Jan. 14 2015
Some beer companies boast about the water they use in their brews. A MillerCoors brewery in Irwindale, California, is happy to tell the world how they’ll be using less of it, at least on their la ...
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Jan. 14 2015
Using reclaimed wastewater for irrigation is increasingly popular in these water-conscious times. Some new research suggests that recycled water can do more than just quench the thirst of turfgrass ...
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Jan. 13 2015
As many as 12,000 active, deployed military members all over the country have received “thanks for your service” in the form of free landscape services through the GreenCare for Troops program ...
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Jan. 13 2015
People who monitor drought in the U.S. and around the world are going to get some help from above. That is, in the form of a new satellite, expected to launch later this month, according to NASA of ...
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