How cities drive plants extinct

BBC reports

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

As Ash Borer Claims More Trees, Researcher Works For Species Survival

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

Museum Chooses Landscape Architect

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

Burj Dubai (World’s Tallest Tower) to open on December 2

The Times of India reports

The world’s tallest tower Burj Dubai will open this year on December 2, which is the UAE National
Day.

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

Bulldozing Cities – GOOD.IS

Dan Kildee is the treasurer of Genessee County, Michigan, the county which contains the city of Flint. His recently written a guest post at GOOD.is. He starts his post

The quality of a city is determined by what life is like for the people who live there—not by how many people live there.

So why is my suggestion that my hometown of Flint should shrink—reducing the “built” environment—creating such a stir? Is our American obsession with growth and expansion so pervasive that a community would rather fail at being large than succeed and become a smaller place?

Read the full post at the SOURCE: GOOD 100: Bulldozing Cities

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