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What Is A Methane Mitigation Barrier Installation?

If you’re involved in a construction project or building rehab, chances are you’ve heard an important phrase floating around: methane barrier installation. These three words hint at a specific problem that the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety takes incredibly seriously. Methane soil gas intrusion poses an extremely dangerous risk to occupants of a…

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Alabama Hills: A California Geological Treasure

On the eastern slope of the Sierras, just three hours north of Los Angeles, lies the deceptively-named “Alabama Hills” — a wonder of geology and Earth science. Sitting around 5,300 feet in elevation, this rolling vista of rock formations, classic Western landscapes, and spectacular natural weathered arches is a treat for anyone who visits (not…

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Soil Engineering Reports: Why You Need Them and How They Work

Also known as soils reports and geotechnical investigations, soil engineering reports are investigations undertaken by geotechnical engineers to discover the properties of soil and earthworks at a proposed or existing building site. These geotechnical soils reports help developers understand the status of the ground where they plan to build structures, and they also help contractors…

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What Is Farming Carbon Capture?

In recent years, discussions surrounding climate change have focused on agriculture, and animal agriculture in particular. The amount of methane emitted from livestock accounts for a significant percentage of the overall carbon emission volume. Since the advent of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO), this problem has intensified — beef raising operations alone count for half…

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Is California Still In A Drought? (April 2019)

Is California still in a drought? That’s what many Californians are wondering after a winter of storms, snow and heavy rain. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor–a partnership that consolidates drought data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Drought Mitigation Center and dozens of weather agencies–no area in California is currently experiencing…