How towns and cities cause the extinction of local plants has been revealed for the first time.
An international team of botanists has compared extinction rates of plants within 22 cities around the world.
The categorise the cities into groups and looked at future threats. The findings are very interesting and you can read more at SOURCE: BBC – Earth News – How cities drive plants extinct
Science Daily reports
As the devastating insect emerald ash borer is working its way across North America destroying almost all the native ash trees it encounters, Widrlechner is rapidly collecting and storing ash tree seeds.
Like the legendary Appleseed who planted apple trees across the country, Widrlechner’s seed stocks can serve as a national source for reintroducing ash trees once the devastation can be controlled.
read more at the SOURCE: Science Daily: As Ash Borer Claims More Trees, Researcher Works For Species Survival
89.3 WFPL reports
The Speed Art Museum has chosen a landscape architect for its expansion at the University of Louisville campus. The landscape architecture firm chosen is Reed Hilderbrand Associates of Massachusetts who will work with wHY Architecture of Los Angeles, which the museum chose in January……..The museum expects to break ground next year and complete construction by 2014
SOURCE: 89.3 WFPL | Museum Chooses Landscape Architect; Gets $5 million
The Times of India reports
The world’s tallest tower Burj Dubai will open this year on December 2, which is the UAE National
Mohammed Al-Abbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, which is the developer of the project, said he was “shooting for UAE National Day”.
SOURCE: The Times of India – Burj Dubai to open on December 2
Architects Journal reports
Teething issues with a wall of plants pictured at Bennetts Associates’ New Street Square office complex in central London have been addressed, says director Rab Bennetts.
He added that the wall has been replanted and will be ‘fine by next spring’.
read and see images at the SOURCE: Architects Journal – Bennetts’ New Street Square green wall lives on