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Environment

Oil Spills: A Daily Reality Show
Tweet These days, reality shows (and stars) blanket the Internet, magazines, and our daily lives, whether we want to hear about them or not. And they’re relatively harmless. The same can’t be said of oils spills, which are also a daily, often deadly, reality, harming marine life as well as the environment. While Impact Absorbents can’t [...]..

Year Of the Pig: A Spill Clean Up Bonanza?
Tweet The Chinese New Year, which begins in February, is always symbolized by a specific animal that defines the qualities for the coming year. It’s a very different concept from how we recognize a new year in the West, with lists of resolutions that are all too soon forgotten. 2019 is the Chinese Year of [...]..

Business

5 Keys to Small Business Success in 2019
Tweet We’re going to spill it: how to be the best small business you can be in 2019. This is one spill you won’t want to clean up, however, because these keys can open the door to greater success in the new year, and b..
Don’t Fall Off the Mountain
Tweet Many years ago, Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine wrote a book called, Don’t Fall Off the Mountain. She wasn’t focused on erosion control, but the title is apt: in winter months, when the rains often cascad..

Pollution

On Guard! Don’t Let Drains Drain Your Energy
Tweet “En guard!” is a French fencing phrase (say that three times fast) that means, “Get ready! Your opponent is about to run you through with a lance!” Or it may have meant, “Look out! Your drain is..
Block That Spill!
Tweet In football, cheerleaders sometimes chant, “Block that kick!” Other sports use similar lingo to keep the spectators enthused and the team amped up for a win. The spill containment field doesn’t employ a che..

Safety

What to Pack in Your Evacuation Backpack
Tweet Does your business have an emergency evacuation plan? We’ve discussed the importance of having an SPCC plan, as well as emergency response solutions. But with the spate of fires that have plagued California in the p..
Start 2019 Off With A Plan
Tweet People talk about New Year’s resolutions, but we know from experience it’s just so much talk, with little action. Oh, they may start a new exercise program, or vow to spend less time at work, but after a few week..

Residential

Smart Summer Home Maintenance
Tweet Everything about our lives is smart these days. Smartphones. Smart cars. Smart health (think fitness trackers, life alerts…). And yes, our homes are smart too, with coffee makers that turn on without our intervention, allo..
House Sale Spruce Up
Tweet Thinking about putting your home on the market this spring? If so, you’ll want to put its “best face forward” to attract potential buyers. And that probably means a paint job. In your enthusiasm, however, y..