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Barbara Hesselgrave

Barbara Hesselgrave is a writer specializing in environmental topics.

Articles by Barbara Hesselgrave

Looking Back—and Forward—in Biloxi

Water

Looking Back—and Forward—in Biloxi

On August 29, 2005, the wind along the Gulf Coast was blowing with unprecedented force; water levels from storm surge were rising to record levels. Hurricane Katrina swept through, causing damage on a scale that had not been seen there since 1969’s Hurricane Camille, three and a half decades earlier.

A Tale of Towering Power

Construction

A Tale of Towering Power

Through his invention of the light bulb, Edison changed the world with a safer, brighter illumination. But it wasn’t long before incandescents—tungsten filament and gas-filled bulbs—surpassed the fragile carbons as the growing number of automobiles demanded better roads and better outdoor street lighting.

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