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RPSE Teams Ready To Work From Hurricane

RPSE Teams Ready To Work From Hurricane

A week before Hurricane Florence made her slow, crushing journey through The Carolinas, we began receiving phone calls from our panicked clients. If the storm continued on her predicted route, they asked, how should they prepare? And even more importantly, how would they deal with the aftermath? As Florence lumbered toward Southeastern North Carolina the Enviro team sprung into action…

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As Seas Rise, Americans Use Nature to Fight

As Seas Rise, Americans Use Nature to Fight

The grassy yard behind Jennifer McPeak’s house was slipping into Marler Bayou, its edge giving way as waves beat against it. She planned to stem the losses with a $14,000 seawall until a Florida permitting official suggested an alternative — marsh seedlings and bags of oyster shells arranged to blossom into a “living shoreline.”…

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One Company is Helping Keep Walmart ‘Green’

One Company is Helping Keep Walmart ‘Green’

Glenn developed a relationship with Walmart in 2002 when a store in Wilmington had a runoff issue in the parking lot. Walmart’s construction division called the state’s stormwater regulators and asked for a recommendation on whom to hire for help. Retention Pond Services was their answer. When the same issue happened again, this time at another store, Walmart decided to expand the maintenance procedures developed with Glenn’s company. From there, it went nationwide…

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Flipping the Landscape to Remove Nutrients?

Flipping the Landscape to Remove Nutrients?

Nutrient rich freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee have become an annual tradition here in Southwest Florida, but not a good one. The releases are often followed by algae blooms in the Caloosahatchee River and the estuaries it flows into. Reports of algae blooms around the Alva Boat Ramp were reported over the weekend, and more are likely to follow as the water flows west…

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2018 Hurricane Season Preview

2018 Hurricane Season Preview

After last year’s disastrous hurricane season that included storms like Harvey, Irma and Maria, the U.S. probably won’t see much of a hurricane reprieve this year, according to forecasters from the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project. The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season forecast released Thursday from Colorado State University calls for the number of named storms and hurricanes to be slightly above historical averages, but less than last year. The group led by Dr. Phil Klotzbach calls for another busy season with a total of 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes…

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