Sept. 15 2016
Whenever there’s a natural disaster, the government responds. When floods are imminent, the National Guard is mobilized to build sandbag dams. After hurricanes and earthquakes, FEMA steps in to provide ...
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Sept. 15 2016
While many children dream of being astronauts or rock stars, Richard Cohen had a much more practical aspiration. “I wanted to be a landscape architect when I was a kid,” Cohen explained. He ...
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Sept. 15 2016
Back in 2011, Austin Water in Austin, Texas, began a ‘cash-forgrass’ program. It paid $10 for every 100 square feet of turf removed. The Southern Nevada Water District picked up on it and started ...
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Nov. 16 2015
There’s one thing that no law will ever be, and that is perfect. For better or for worse, our laws are constantly being reinterpreted and redefined. As drought continues to affect many areas of ...
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July 15 2015
By now the whole world has heard that California’s Governor Jerry Brown has issued an Executive Order which imposes mandatory restrictions, for the first time ever, on California residents, businesses ...
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July 15 2015
There’s a lot of talk these days about “smart home” technology and the “Internet of Things.” What this really means is remote control for every electrically-powered system ...
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June 4 2015
The California Building Standards Commission has cut the amount of water many new buildings can use by more than 20 percent. Peter Brostrom of the California Department of Water Resources says that ...
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March 16 2012
From investment banker to… Landscape Contractor. After 19 years in the finance business, Anne Phillips dared to stop and take a long look at herself and her life ...
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June 15 2012
"I sometimes think I’ve accomplished as much as I can because I’m a mechanical engineer who can talk,” jokes Eric Bescoby, 57, CEO of IPS Corporation in Gardena, California. His unusual ...
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June 15 2012
They Wanted the Greenest Property in America. When management consultant Linda Yates and her Silicon Valley venture capitalist husband Paul Holland decided to build a new home on the same Portola valley, ...
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June 15 2012
Irrigation is a proven revenue stream—no pun intended—for those in the landscape business. However, irrigation isn’t as simple as locating the water supply, tearing up the turf, laying ...
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