Infill & Turf Surface Heat – Evaporative Cooling (Sustainable, Bio-Based Options)

Matt Wagner News

In today’s sports world, it seems there are countless considerations when designing a field. Player speed, ball interaction, gmax/impact attenuation, aesthetics, maintenance, warranty, sustainability, abrasion… the list goes on. One element becoming a bigger consideration is surface heat. Some synthetic turf fields can reach temperatures 35º to 55º F hotter than natural grass fields. Natural grass fields allow for evaporative …

California Imposes Mandatory Water Restrictions

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PHILLIPS, Calif. — Published in an article by the NY Times, California Governor Jerry Brown ordered mandatory water use restrictions for the first time in the state’s history, saying California’s four-year drought conditions have reached near crisis proportions after a winter of record-low snowfall. In an executive order, Gov. Brown directed the State Water Resources Control Board to impose a …

California drought emergency

California Declares Drought Emergency

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Calendar year 2013 closed as the driest year in recorded history for many areas of California, and current conditions suggest no change in sight for 2014. Gov. Jerry Brown met with experts across Southern California on Thursday to discuss the state’s severe drought conditions. With the state’s water supply dwindling, agencies across California are coming together to look for solutions. …