Talking green: A guide to eco-English

June 9, 2008,AEDT

Denise Ryan of the Times Colonist (Canada) has written a great article on the language, lexicon, jargon of Eco-English. Terms that we use in day to day life as professionals and educators but often we forget what they actually mean. For the correct meaning on Bioaccumulation, Freecycling, Point Sources and | Read More

Reconstruction of infrastructure priority in quake-hit areas

June 5, 2008,AEDT

China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MHURD) stressed in a circular on Tuesday that infrastructure restoration was a priority in reconstruction after the May 12 earthquake. The MHURD ordered governments at all levels to draw up construction plans by June 8, including building locations and materials. It instructed officials | Read More

Urban Farmer II – Vancouver Sun

June 4, 2008,AEDT

Neophyte farmer Nicholas Read is spending the summer learning how to grow food. With the help of City Farm Boy Ward Teulon, who runs a network of 14 backyard vegetable farms in Vancouver, he hopes to learn to tell the difference between a seed and a weed. This is his | Read More

Vertical farms and future cities

June 3, 2008,AEDT

What do vertical farms, green roofs, soft cars, breathing walls, and Dongtan, China, have in common? They were all subjects of discussion at Friday’s Future Cities event in New York City, part of the four-day 2008 World Science Festival. To a packed house, Columbia University microbiologist Dickson Despommier described his | Read More

State’s wildflowers rise to new role – OrlandoSentinel.com

June 3, 2008,AEDT

A new grant is helping a budding industry in Florida take root. The $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay for new equipment and marketing for wildflower growers, who are currently harvesting and cleaning tiny seeds as they build their young industry. Now, with rising gas prices and | Read More

Free Plastic Bag ban comes into force in China

June 1, 2008,AEDT

Today is the first day of the ban on retailers supplying plastic bags to customers. Numerousretailers have started charging customers between 0.3 to 0.5 yuan per bag and supplying the alternative of heshian or material bags for shopping. The law has come into effect to try and reduce the the direct pollution of | Read More

UAE prepares for theme park boom – AMEinfo.com

May 26, 2008,AEDT

The UAE may soon be the world’s premiere home for theme parks as an increasing number of entertainment giants such as Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment are teaming up with local developers to build mega resorts in the country. However, as billions of dollars are being poured into these projects, | Read More

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