Facing hurricane floodwaters, US town takes lessons from the past

September 16, 2018 6:33 PM

Grifton (Etats-Unis) (AFP) - Hidden in North Carolina's coastal plain, Contentnea Creek is a local treasure, a place to fish, paddle and birdwatch -- but after Hurricane Florence's torrential rains, the stream has morphed into a menace. Waters in this tributary of the Neuse River are now dangerously close to the small bridge providing access to the tranquil, rural village of Grifton, population 2,500. Deadly Hurricane Florence has weakened. Continue Reading


Lamps filled with glowing, living algae

Sustainable plant-based sneakers, plastic wrapper-free frozen treats, living algae lamps and spirulina furniture, eco-friendly vintage jeans, and solar panel-equipped speakers sounds appealing to savvy consumers of 2019, but claiming "green" doesn't always mean sustainability. Companies, from large corporations to small start-ups are aiming for the growing demand in organic products and sustainable lifestyle innovations for the less generous reasons than eco-psychologists and nature's enthusiasts. Even the Coca-Cola company loved by millions and according to experts in Imperial College, London containing chemicals "found in rust remover, steel cleaner, and cement" pumps millions of dollars in plant bottles constructed of 30 percent of the bio-based material to meet market demand. To be honest, there are not as many sustainable products as advertised only some of them have a positive net green others offer an elusive idea of being eco-friendly.


The San Francisco 49ers: an exclusive dinner to kick off the 2018 football season on the field at Levis Stadium August 28

San Francisco 49ers have announced a unique, multi-year partnership with Global Syn-Turf, a leading provider of synthetic turf in the United States. The company with headquarters in Bay Area, California is now the official artificial grass partner of the five-time Super Bowl champions.


Lawn Size Instant Checker Online by Global Syn-Turf works on any cell phone, iPhone, Android

Global Syn-Turf's Instant Lawn Size Checker allows you to measure the size of your lawn in seconds. Just enter your address, draw your lawn on a map and see sizes. You can outline multiple areas of your yard. The checker will measure each area separately and give you a total size of your lawns


Natural Blend Turf Three-Color Combo Exclusive Artificial Grass for Landscape Lawns, Pet Areas, Playgrounds

Global Syn-Turf, the leading manufacturer of artificial grass in the United States, announces today the worldwide release of Natural Blend Turf, the newest and most innovative turf product to date.

Natural Blend Turf is a cost-effective solution riding on the Diamond Blade technology that will dramatically improve every aspect of the modern landscaping experience. Natural Blend Turf's multi-color grass offers ultra-realistic look with its beautiful combo pattern of beige, field green and emerald green fibers and brown and green thatching. The Diamond Blade allows multi-directional movement and improves resilience ideal for landscapes, playgrounds, and pet areas.


On Monday, August 29, 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown signed new Hill's Senate Bill 814, that allows water suppliers to use extreme measures to prevent waste and unreasonable use of water in California during one of the most severe droughts documented in the last century. Existing law states that a violation of water conservation program can be punished by "imprisonment in a county jail for not more than 30 days, or by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or both."


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Global Syn-Turf, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and wholesaler of high-quality artificial grass in the United States and Canada. The company offers an extensive selection of products for commercial and residential landscapes, playgrounds, sports athletic fields, municipalities, golf putting greens and pet areas. Global Syn-Turf, Inc. provides innovative, environmentally friendly synthetic turf systems which require little maintenance, no water, pesticides, or fertilizers through multiple company-owned distribution centers across the United States. The state-of-the-art artificial grass offers realism, drainage, performance, safety, and durability. Global Syn-Turf is the exclusive artificial grass partner of San Francisco 49ers.

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