Tag: landscape

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with the Help of Trees, Plants, and Native Grasses

National Geographic defines an ecosystem as a geographic area where plants, animals, and other organisms, as well as weather and landscapes, work together to form a bubble of life.  The state of California is one huge ecosystem. As ecosystems go, California is the most ecologically diverse state in the nation and is comprised of an…

Beyond Herbicides to Wipe Out Weeds

The active ingredient in an herbicide widely used for killing weeds has been added to California’s list of chemicals that can cause cancer, the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced in July. Glyphosate, which is found in Roundup and many other weed killers, was added to the state Proposition 65 list of…