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Barbara Hesselgrave

Barbara Hesselgrave is a writer specializing in environmental topics.

Articles by Barbara Hesselgrave

The Selection Process

Waste

The Selection Process

When municipalities face the demands of projects that are typically out of their scope of work, they turn to outside consultants to help them reach their objectives. These goals can span the range from enormously challenging, such as coping with natural disasters, to assistance in day-to-day administration, writing new ordinances,

The Benefits of Engineered Soils

Soil

The Benefits of Engineered Soils

Engineered soil: it sounds like a new concept, but one historical record notes it is more than 1,000 years old. In the sixth century AD, a group of ascetic monks left the lush, green mainland of Ireland seeking a new, remote environment to practice their dedication and humility. Braving the

Trailers That Deliver

Construction

Trailers That Deliver

It might be said that without trailers, literally nothing would get done. Although trailers have a pervasive presence in doing their job every day, it’s easy to overlook their role as the hauling workhorse of manufacturing, the military, mining, construction, agriculture, and much more. In other words, if it needs

Soil Solutions

Soil

Soil Solutions

Engineered soil: it sounds like a new concept, but one historical record notes it is more than 1,000 years old. In the sixth century AD, a group of ascetic monks left the lush, green mainland of Ireland seeking a new, remote environment to practice their dedication and humility. Braving the

Solutions for Healthy Soil

Soil

Solutions for Healthy Soil

It’s an entertaining and yet shocking pastime to read vintage advertisements. Today, we shake our heads in amazement at bygone celebrities who extol the relaxing and “digestive benefits” promised by smoking a particular brand of cigarette, at manufacturers who quaintly promote a children’s “lead party” with their paint icons, and

Tire Technologies for Special Applications

Construction

Tire Technologies for Special Applications

While local people in the Amazon rainforest were well aware of the “trees that dripped tears,” rubber as we know it now, was so named because it was discovered to “rub out” pencil marks off paper. But it was not always the commodity it is today. European industrialists began exploring