Are ‘sponge cities’ the solution to urban flooding? – Mother Nature Network (blog)


Mother Nature Network (blog)
Are 'sponge cities' the solution to urban flooding?
Mother Nature Network (blog)
The idea isn't just more and larger pipes to move high waters away from inhabited areas, but rather to incorporate ideas like green roofs with swales, urban wetlands, gardens and parks, and permeable pavement. There's another huge advantage to sponge

Don’t forget your decolletage, wear sunscreen and treat RETINOL as the ‘holy grail': Lara Bingle’s facialist shares … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail
Don't forget your decolletage, wear sunscreen and treat RETINOL as the 'holy grail': Lara Bingle's facialist shares
Daily Mail
An Australian skin care therapist who has worked with the likes of Jessica Mauboy, Lara Bingle and Rebecca Gibney has shared the secrets to flawless skin. Melanie Grant has 20 years experience in the industry and shared with news.com.au her tips on how …

House whodunit: What’s causing black mold under roof sheathing? – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle


Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
House whodunit: What's causing black mold under roof sheathing?
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Dear Jerry: I have inspected hundreds of roofs, but this one has me puzzled. The house is a two story, about 20 years old. On the east side of the house only, the plywood for the first three trusses is black for about 6 feet up from the eaves. Then, it

Painting cedar-shingle siding can be tricky – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle


Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Painting cedar-shingle siding can be tricky
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Dear Jerry: I had my 1965-built cedar-shingle house painted last summer. (I've only lived in the house for 11 years). Within a couple of months the east side of the house started to bubble. The painting contractor said that happens sometimes and the

Make sure to have someone check contractor’s work – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle


Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Make sure to have someone check contractor's work
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Dear Jerry: I read your article on attic venting (Democrat and Chronicle, July 1, 2017), and felt compelled to share our story. First a little background info: The house (built in 1993) has a full hip roof with combined box and insufficient/poorly