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Western States Face Megadrought, Experts Warn
June 2, 2015, 7:24 pm
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Water in a New Age

California and other Western states face worst drought in 1,000 years, say Columbia University scientists.

by Haya El Nasser

The United States’ drought-stricken Southwest and Great Plains should brace for the worst and most persistent drought in 1,000 years, according to a report out today by the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

The current extreme drought blanketing California and other parts of the West may be just the beginning. New research suggests that by 2050, the regions may enter the longest and driest period for a millennium — a product of natural weather cycles and man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

“The 21st century projections make [past] megadroughts seem like quaint walks through the Garden of Eden,” said Jason Smerdon, a co-author of the report and a climate scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, part of Columbia’s Earth Institute.

Megadroughts last at least 10 years. Some researchers believe a megadrought contributed to the decline of the…

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General Pipe Lining or Pipe Bursting or Sectional Point Repair
June 2, 2015, 7:22 pm
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Toronto Plumbers Blog

 Inside pipe toronto plumbingWhen it comes to damaged water lines, pipe connections and sewer lines on your property, finding the best possible solution can be a little tricky… especially when today’s most advanced solutions come in various specialized forms, each ideal for certain types of pipeline damage.

Such is the case for trenchless technologies, which use cured-in-place epoxy Perma-liners to coat and seal cracking, fissures and corrosion to home water systems. How can you determine what solution (directional boring, pipe bursting, sectional point repair…) is right for your exact needs?

To find this information, you can do one of two things: either contact your local Toronto trenchless technology expert and have them inspect your home pipe line damage, or continue reading this article.

General Pipe Lining

For general pipe damage, such as those caused by soil shifting, cracking, penetration or other environmental causes, cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining is…

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How to Work With Wet Areas in Your Landscape Plans
March 18, 2015, 4:45 pm
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Maple Leaf Landscaping

Wet YardIf you have a poorly drained area on your property or one that gets frequent runoff during storms, you may notice that some landscape plants won’t survive long there. Plants and trees all need water to survive, but a lot of them prefer to get it slowly and have soil that is well-drained. Excessive moisture for specific varieties will cause discoloration, defoliation, root rot, and plant death.

If you have an area with slow or poor drainage, rest assured that there are many varieties of plants and trees you could use in your landscape design that grow well in wet areas. There may also be other solutions, such as adjusting the grade to re-route the water or to help the water drain better, building a burm, etc.

How do you tell if a spot is wetter than normal? If it isn’t obvious, test soil drainage with a bucket/hose method.

  • Dig a hole…

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Ask for Sewer Line Repair With Pipe Lining
February 25, 2015, 6:14 pm
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Pipe LiningSеwеr ріреѕ frеԛuеntlу сrеаtе problems fоr tоdау’ѕ hоmеоwnеrѕ аnd hоmеbuуеrѕ. Thе ріреѕ used today mау hаvе bееn lаіd many years ago, аnd are саndіdаtеѕ for rераіr or rерlасеmеnt.

Sеwеr lines mау lеаk аnd bасk uр bесаuѕе оf ground mоvеmеnt, саlсіfісаtіоn, rооt intrusion, dеbrіѕ оr ѕludgе buіlduр оr aging lіnеѕ. This mау соѕt hоmеоwnеrѕ a lоt оf money іn dаmаgе tо рrореrtу аnd іn repair аnd rерlасеmеnt соѕtѕ. It’ѕ nоt only inconvenient аnd еxреnѕіvе to have ѕеwеr lіnеѕ repaired, but іt used tо mеаn that еxсаvаtоrѕ would tеаr uр уоur уаrd, driveway and walkways іn оrdеr to rераіr оr іnѕtаll a nеw line.

Trenchless Tесhnоlоgу Saves Money

Trenchless tесhnоlоgу creates аn аltеrnаtіvе tо thе оld trеnсh mеthоd оf dіggіng up lіnеѕ tо repair оr replace thеm. Onе replacement mеthоd, pipe lіnіng, іѕ also called Curеd-іn-Plасе Piping (CIPP). Thіѕ іѕ a mеthоd by whісh a nеw pipe іѕ vіrtuаllу сrеаtеd within…

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Road Construction Vehicle Photography
January 17, 2015, 6:23 pm
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There is a a ton of construction going on not to far distant from our house. So one day I drove down there with my camera. I noticed they were not working down there so I found some guys loading some kind of sticks onto a trailer. So said “how’s it going?” They looked like americans and everything, but they acted kinda like they didn’t really know english. I said “Is it ok if I go down there and photograph the rigs?” Finially a guy who was watching and and not working pulled the smelly sig out of his mouth and said “You know what man?, that guy right over there, he’s the guy you want to talk to about that.” I thanked him for his help and proceeded to go talk to “that guy over there.” I said to him “Is it ok with you if I walk around…

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Still Waters 2
January 17, 2015, 6:21 pm
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Tau Zero


A reflective moment along the border of Oregon and Idaho…

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2014 In Review
January 11, 2015, 12:29 am
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G26 MotoBlog

Another year gone.  For G26 MotoBlog, this is the end of the second year of publication.  For me, this was not a big riding year. It was a great year as far as getting new toys goes, though, unless you take my wallet’s point of view…

Back in January I wrote my first year-in-review post.  In that post I stated that after a year of writing this blog I had not been told that I was wasting my time.  That still holds, though I have seen a few people roll their eyes at me when this blog manages to come up in conversation.  Their loss.  As I write this sentence, this blog has had 1,968 views from 70 countries.  Roughly 1400 of those views were in 2014.  There are even a few people that ask when new posts are going to be published.  By a few, I mean my father.  Thanks…

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