Urban Trees Enhance Water Infiltration-newswire.com

November 20, 2008,AEDT

Newswire reports “Global land use patterns and increasing pressures on water resources demand creative urban stormwater management. A group of researchers from Virginia Tech, Cornell, and University of California at Davis have been investigating innovative ways to maximize the potential of trees to address stormwater. Virginia Tech scientists used two | Read More

UNEP, Qatar to introduce environment-friendly, paperless conferences

November 18, 2008,AEDT

Afrique en ligne reports Paper-free or paperless conferences may soon be in vogue if a pioneering initiative by the Nairobi-based United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Government of Qatar passes the test of time. The initiative is being tried by delegates attending an international conference on the protection of | Read More

Victoria leads Canada in green transport – Canada.com

November 13, 2008,AEDT

canada.com reports that “Victoria has once again beat out cities many times its size and been ranked the greenest city to get around in Canada. The B.C. city of 330,000 is followed by Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau, Montreal and Toronto on the second annual national ranking of environmentally friendly transportation.” SOURCE: Victoria | Read More

Green roofs initiative being applied to Municipal Buildings

November 13, 2008,AEDT

Dubai Municipality has embarked on an initiative called “Green Roofs” during the Green Dubai Forum, which was held recently. The concept will be applied on the roofs of the Municipality buildings to gauge its positive impacts on them. Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Acting Director General of Dubai Municipality said the | Read More

NY cracks down on urban truck and bus pollution – Newsday.com

November 9, 2008,AEDT

Newsday reports that “New York is launching a statewide program to crack down on truckers and bus drivers who violate laws intended to reduce health problems from diesel fumes.” SOURCE: Newsday.com – NY cracks down on urban truck and bus pollution

Growing cities ‘facing water crisis’

November 5, 2008,AEDT

“Exploding urban populations are threatening to spark a water and sanitation crisis in many cities – particularly in the developing world – experts have warned. The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) predicts an additional two billion people will live in urban areas by 2030, many of which will be in | Read More

UK signs green energy deal with Masdar – ArabianBusiness.com

November 3, 2008,AEDT

British PM Gordon Brown revealed on Monday that his country has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi to develop technologies for low-carbon-emitting energy. SOURCE: ArabianBusiness.com – UK signs green energy deal with Masdar – Energy –

Master plan of Water’s Edge to be unveiled soon

November 2, 2008,AEDT

The UDA, Central Environment Authority and the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLLR&DC), have been entrusted with the task of devising the master plan. Secretary to the Ministry of Urban Development Dr. P. Ramanujam told The Sunday Times FT that a 6-member committee appointed by Urban Development Minister | Read More

Farming ‘main cause of water shortage’ – Gulfnews:

November 1, 2008,AEDT

“Water used for irrigation in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) is the leading cause of an impending water shortage, according to World Bank reports.” SOURCE: Gulfnews: Farming ‘main cause of water shortage’.

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