Keep Your Lawn Green Without Breaking the Bank

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For those of you who don’t live in the northwest, you might not know that we have some of the best summers around. While we get a lot of rain during the winter and spring, you just can’t beat the summer and fall months in Oregon. Compared to most parts of the country, our temperatures our pretty moderate during the summer. Most days are in the 70s to 80s, we have low humidity, and the sun doesn’t set until after ...

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With Day Zero Looming, Cape Town Searches for Solutions

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’re well aware that Cape Town is facing an absolute national disaster. The metro area, which is home to about four million people, is facing a drought so severe that “Day Zero” is looming: a day when there will be no fresh water left. Several weeks ago, Day Zero was going to occur in April, but now with strict water-saving measures, it’s been pushed back to June 4th, 2018. As ...

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The Clean Water Rule: Repeal or Revise

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In February, the Trump administration issued an executive order to review the Clean Water Rule of 2015. The Clean Water Rule, also called “Waters of the United States,” regulates which bodies of water are Federally protected. These protected bodies of water are used for any variety of reasons: drinking, farming, industry, and recreation.

The initial purpose of the Clean Water Rule

The aim of the Clean Water Rule was to save time and reduce costs and confusion in regards to projects, ...

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Hydrological year – Average Precipitation across the Country

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A hydrological year, or water year, runs from October 1st of one year, to September 30th of the following. It’s how precipitation is measured when a climate says they receive X amount of precipitation annually. As an example, Seattle receives an average of 37.49 inches of precipitation annually. However, that’s obviously an average.

With the West coast of the US getting massive rain storms these past few months, and the snowstorms that have pounded the East coast, I thought ...

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