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Famed Viking ship museum to be torn down due to rising sea

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's famed Viking ship museum, damaged by the rising sea level in 2013, will be torn down... Read More

Four reasons Central Valley should use Instagram to boost tourism

The Central Valley is home to some of the most beautiful scenery California has to offer. Tucked between the Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges, this stretch of land covering about 18,000 square miles contains everything from wildlife refuges to world-class wineries.

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Flying predators helping control pest bird populations

 

Daniel Hedin, project manager for Airstrike Bird Control, Inc., holds one of his falcons. The bird is used in helping control other bird populations like pigeons or seagulls.

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Solar solutions: Company provides alternative installations for alternative energy

Car ports with solar installations are becoming increasingly attractive to people with limited space to dedicate to the panels.

JACKSON—In the industry’s early days, solar panels needed a large area to draw as much power from the sun as possible. Nowadays, customers with minimal space can utilize the alternative energy source without the need for an expansive rooftop.

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Green practices helping businesses create sustainability, longevity

Barn owls are used as a means of energy-efficient pest control, reducing the need for harmful pesticides.

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The gory details: Crime scene cleaner takes on job few care to tackle

Christopher Loston, owner of Bio Safety Clean, specializes in crime scene cleaning.

After 10 years serving in the military, Christopher Loston joined the family business.

It’s not an unusual career step. However, for most, the family business involves less blood and guts.

On his first day, Loston spent hours chopping up a bloody mattress. We’ll spare readers the details Loston didn’t spare a Central Valley Business Journal reporter. Like he says, “sometimes less details are better.”

Loston owns Bio Safety Clean, a home restoration and cleanup company that once focused on crime scenes. He still offers the service in Sacramento, Solano and San Joaquin counties, but he’s added water damage repair and mold removal, as well.

From a scientific standpoint, Loston said the added services makes sense because blood is liquid-based and acts the same as water to clean.

“It’s funny how it all kind of seems to play together,” Loston said... Read More

Stockton chosen by EPA for brownfields grant

A coalition led by the City of Stockton and comprised of the San Joaquin Council of Governments and Successor Agency to the Former Redevelopment Agency of Stockton has been awarded a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess brownfield sites.

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