Fire-safe designs for the future –

February 23, 2009,AEDT

  Geoff Maslen of The Age reports “Ian Weir is baffled. Why is it that local authorities in Australia are so blase about having residents in fire-prone landscapes? Dr Weir earned his PhD at the University of Western Australia after seven years of research that has resulted in a “bushfire | Read More

New Estidama website launched –

February 22, 2009,AEDT

AMEinfo reports “The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)has launched the new web site version of Estidama – sustainability in Arabic…….The state-of-the-art online portal includes a number of interactive tools that allow users home page customization according to their bespoke needs and specialized interests on sustainability issues.” [SOURCE: AMEinfo – | Read More

Land preserved in Transylvania County –

February 18, 2009,AEDT reports “A rare natural community in Transylvania County, well-known to naturalists, biologists and conservationists throughout North Carolina, has been permanently protected through the efforts of the landowners and a local land trust, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy…..” SOURCE: Land preserved in Transylvania County | | Times-News Online Technorati Tags: | Read More

Green trees deliver green benefits – ABC News (Australia)

February 17, 2009,AEDT

ABC News reports “The economic benefits of greening urban areas outweigh the costs, a new US study has found. Dr Greg McPherson of the US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in Davis, California will present the most comprehensive modelling to date on urban forests at the Urban Greenscapes Symposium in | Read More

Sustainability to be woven into new buildings – Gulfnews

January 24, 2009,AEDT

Rayeesa Absal of Gulf News reports “Upcoming buildings in the capital will need to have a minimum level of sustainability woven into their design plan in order to enable developers to secure the approval of the authorities for any project, officials told Gulf News. Moving a step ahead of the | Read More

Satellite to Monitor Global Greenhouse Gases Launched Successfully

January 23, 2009,AEDT

Efforts to tackle global warming received a boost today with the successful launch in Japan of a satellite to monitor greenhouse gases from space. The Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite “IBUKI” (or “GOSAT” in its English-language acronym) is the first satellite to observe greenhouse gases and monitor changes in the effects | Read More

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