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California Legislates
Groundwater Pumping

California's Central Valley groundwater is steadily being depleted. The volume of groundwater pumped during droughts (California is in its third drought year) far exceeds nature's capacity to replenish the valley's groundwater basins. According to the California Dept. of Water Resources, groundwater provides approximately 30 to 46 percent of the state's water supply, depending on wet or dry years; some communities are 100 percent reliant upon groundwater for urban and agricultural use.

PLANET's Legislative Call

PLANET recently requested its members to contact Congress and ask for support of pollinator legislation, H.R. 5447, which would require the EPA to expedite the approval of pesticide products designed to control pests that impact bee health including the Varroa mite. A general scientific consensus is emerging that the arthropod is a significant factor in bee colony collapse.

Comparison Shopping for
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With their cab-forward designs, their ability to turn 360 degrees or "skid," and the flexibility that hundreds of tool attachments controlled by powerful hydraulics brings, compact skid steers are sought-after machines in the landscape trade.

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Special Section:
Hardscape North America

In LC/DBM's August 2014 Hardscape issue, one of the selected submissions was an award winner at last year's Hardscape North America show, which made us interested in finding out more about the other honorees. And since October is the month that HNA once again co-locates with the Green Industry Expo, it presented an opportunity to highlight 2013's U.S. residential and commercial winners.

State of Mississippi Seeks $615 Million from Memphis Water Division

The state of Mississippi asserts Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is pumping water from the Memphis Sand (pictured) and the Sparta Sand aquifers that belong to Mississippi. Memphis city attorneys counter that the aquifers are an interstate resource, and Mississippi cannot claim ownership to them without formal apportioning.

LAF Event at Studio Loft in Denver

The Landscape Architecture Foundation's research and scholarship fund raising event is Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at The Studio Loft (venue with tables) in the Denver Performing Arts Complex (facility pictured), just one block from the Denver Convention Center.

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Huntsman Completes Acquisition of Rockwood Businesses

Huntsman Corp., a global producer of specialty titanium dioxide pigments, color pigments, functional additives and timber and water treatment chemicals, reports the acquisition of the Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) businesses of Rockwood Holdings, Inc.

BIM on the Rise
A new report revealed that the popularity of building information modeling (BIM), used to reduce the cost of building design and construction, is increasing in the U.S. and around the world.

Big Year for Ethanol Field of Dreams

Exports of U.S. ethanol during the 2013-2014 marketing year are estimated at 788 million gallons, 227 million gallons more than were exported last year, but nearly 300 million gallons less than exports during the 2011-2012
marketing year.

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Ensuring the Success of Your
Family Business

In spite of performing better than their non-family business counterparts, family-owned businesses face particular challenges that can lead to insolvency according to a certified family business advisor who offers five strategies to prevent this from happening.

Seven Strategies for Achieving LEED Certification

Leadership in Energy and Efficient Design, the certification standard set by the U.S. Green Building Council, is transforming how many buildings are constructed, remodeled, maintained and operated.

EPA Approves Enlist Duo, a Weed Killer

Dow AgroSciences has announced plans to start marketing Enlist Duo, a weed killer, in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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Stone Forest(R) Introduces New Landscape Products

Stone Forest's Pebble Seats were inspired by the simple beauty of small, smooth pebbles. These organic shapes have been enlarged into a home and garden collection that includes vessel sinks, vases, seating, and fountains. The Pebble Collection includes fountains that stand at 24", 48" and 60" tall, and weigh up to 3,500 pounds. They are hand-carved from blocks of onyx and conglomerate stone, the latter of which is named Jurassic for its natural variations in color and pattern.

Techniseal's New Mobile Application is Here

To download the Techniseal mobile application, simply go to your application store and type techniseal. Note: It is recommended to update your device system software before installing the mobile application.

Award-winning Products to be Presented in Southern California

EasyTurf, a longtime distributor of the FieldTurf line of landscaping products, joins over 200 other exhibitors at the 2014 Landscape Expo, which will be hosting thousands of landscape professionals on October 29 and 30 in Long Beach, Calif.

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The State of Master-Planned Communities

The Villages master-planned community (MPC) in central Florida sold 3,419 homes in 2013, a 20 percent increase over 2012, making it the number one volume seller of MPCs nationwide. The developer is Villages of
Lake Sumter, LLC.

IECA Annual Photo Contest

The IECA, a non-profit member organization for erosion and sediment control professionals, has announced that submissions are being accepted for their annual photo contest.

IA Wins WaterSense Partner of the
Year Award

The IA, an organization for irrigation companies and professionals, has been named the 2014 WaterSense Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

USGBC's 2014 Leaderships Awards Announced

The USGBC, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable and green building design, has announced the 2014 Leaderships Awards.

ARCSA/ASPE Standards Meeting

ARCSA, the association that promotes sustainable rainwater harvesting practices, invites members to a stormwater standards meeting, being held during the annual ARCSA conference November 17 - 20 in Phoenix, Ariz.

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