About the Author

Barbara Hesselgrave

Barbara Hesselgrave is a writer specializing in environmental topics.

Articles by Barbara Hesselgrave

New Opportunities and Strategic Models to Cope With Sea Rise

Soil

New Opportunities and Strategic Models to Cope With Sea Rise

When perspectives on sea level rise are considered, they might easily take on the glass-half-empty or glass-half-full analogy. For many, the glass is half empty and spells doom for thriving municipalities, helplessly sinking into the sea—reminiscent of the cinematic moment in which Charlton Heston finds the Statue of Liberty submerged

Movin’ Down the Highway

Soil

Movin’ Down the Highway

Two decades ago, while working as the erosion control supervisor in Orange County, NC, Warren Faircloth, the then-county inspector, frequently observed a recurring problem with sediment control on construction projects.

Remove Landfill Air Space With Wheels and Teeth

Waste

Remove Landfill Air Space With Wheels and Teeth

Location is Everything

In Montezuma County, located in the southwest corner of Colorado, the local county landfill is well positioned for business in this area that is suitably named, “Four Corners.” Along with the Colorado trash, customers bring in solid waste from three adjacent states of Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona,

Heavy Duty Cycle

Construction

Heavy Duty Cycle

Industry innovations often arise from the people whose everyday work poses a frustrating obstacle. “If we could only do…” or “If there was just a machine that did…think how much better our work product could be!”

Marshalling ideas plus experience and faced with the growing dilemma of keeping equipment clean, Garrett

Getting the Air Out

Waste

Getting the Air Out

Location is Everything

In Montezuma County, located in the southwest corner of Colorado, the local county landfill is well positioned for business in this area that is suitably named, “Four Corners.” Along with the Colorado trash, customers bring in solid waste from three adjacent states of Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona,

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

Heavy-Duty Support

Soil

Heavy-Duty Support

There are few more compelling images of the American adventure than those of the Old West. Whether depicted in fiction, photos, film, or ballads, they celebrate the heyday when gold, copper, and silver were king. While many succeeded but most just found high prices, disappointment, and hard work, the allure