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Posts from the ‘Environmental’ Category

  • October 18th, 2017

    POTUS for WOTUS

    Tweet Last February, President Trump issued an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army for Civil Works to review the Clean Water Rule and “publish a proposed rule for notice and comment rescinding or revising the rule.” As with all great government edicts, a schedule of public meetings ensued for WOTUS (Waters [...]

  • September 27th, 2017

    Forecast: Cloudy and Clear

    Tweet This is the Age of the Cloud, when the term that once referred to a billowing mass of water vapor wafting gently through the sky now means a virtual storehouse for every imaginable kind of data. We upload the contents of our devices to cyberspace, trusting we’ll be able to access what we need [...]

  • September 20th, 2017

    A Matter of Context

    Tweet Floaters. When you have them in your eye, they can be cause for concern. But when you put them in the water, they alleviate concern. Everything in life is a matter of context. So, for example, an XSORB Select Oil Absorbent Boom would not be an appropriate answer to a vision problem. For that, [...]

  • September 6th, 2017

    It’s A Hot One

    Tweet When Santana released the hit “Smooth” in 1999, with the lyrics, “Man, it’s a hot one / Like seven inches from the midday sun…” he wasn’t singing about climate change, though he might as well have been. In their 27th annual “State of the Climate” report, released in August, the American Meteorological Society verifies [...]

  • June 7th, 2017

    A Lot Abalone

    Tweet If you’re a mollusk, no matter how brave you might be, you need a champion to survive. Especially if you’re an edible ear shell prized by humans. We’re talking, of course, about abalone. Depending on where in the world you dwell, abalone have been used for food, jewelry, buttons, buckles, and sport fishing. In [...]

  • May 24th, 2017

    Breathing Lessons

    Tweet Breath. It’s the key to life, and the focus of both meditation and yoga. The more you can “watch your breath,” the more you can effortlessly expand your lung capacity, the more you can improve both your health and concentration. At least, that’s what the yogis and meditation instructors expound. Then there’s natural childbirth, [...]

  • May 3rd, 2017

    Gettin’ Grilled: May Means Barbecues, Burgers, and Spill Hazards

    Tweet According to several Internet sources, May is both national hamburger month and national barbeque month. And while the thought of hamburgers sizzling on the backyard grill is enough to make most people run for the secret sauce and other fixings, if you own a restaurant, you’re going to want a different kind of “hamburger [...]

  • March 1st, 2017

    Filling Up and Spilling Over

    Tweet Years ago, singer Cris Williamson penned the lyrics, “Filling up and spilling over / It’s an endless waterfall.” She wasn’t describing winter storms that cause flooding, but the words are apt: this season’s weather has caused a lot of “filling up and spilling over,” especially in northern and central California, ending a six-year drought [...]

  • December 14th, 2016

    Eco-Logical: Puttin’ On the Green

    Tweet  Everybody’s talking about being green these days, but they’re not comparing landscaping companies. This green is invisible, except for the health factor: your business, employees and the planet will all be healthier as your business becomes greener. Impact Absorbents can assist. Our environmentally friendly sorbents raise the bar on quality. Consider Coldform. Since introducing [...]

  • November 9th, 2016

    Park Slope: Erosion Control Made Easy

    Tweet Park Slope is the name of a highly desirable neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City’s most populous borough — and it also describes what can happen when erosion takes over a neighborhood park. Here in California, we recently took a stroll through one of our regional parks after an autumn storm, and spied some [...]