British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Friday warned retailers they had to start charging shoppers for the 13 billion plastic bags they currently get for free each year or the government would step in to force them.Most bags end as landfill waste or being blown across the countryside, littering the | Read More
GRAND RAPIDS — It hasn’t taken long for some of the much-touted environmentally friendly features of Rapid Central Station to lose their green. Rapid officials Wednesday approved spending $220,000 to replace the station’s green roof and $160,000 to replace the fiberoptic lighting that gives the Teflon canopy over its bus | Read More
A major road project started by the Government of Mongolia is be carried forward in six civil works packages to be funded by the Asian Development Bank and China. Known as the Western Corridor development project, the road will span the 750km between the Chinese border at Yarant in the | Read More
A New Education And Research Facility For Humber College Performs As A Living Laboratory Of Sustainable Building, Fostering Environmental Stewardship And The Creation Of A Greener City. canadianarchitect.com – Canadian Architect – 2/28/2008.
AMBITIOUS plans to more than double the number of people visiting Hazelborough Wood near Silverstone have been unveiled by The Forestry Commission.Plans have been submitted to South Northants Council for a new visitors’ centre, 75 car parking spaces with parking for horse boxes, a play area, café, shop, toilets and | Read More
Clean-tech investors, like those that swarmed the U.N. headquarters last week, have been drooling over investment prospects in suddenly-green China. Maybe it’s time to curb the enthusiasm. “China expects local capital to fund 90 percent of the infrastructure and other investment needed to meet its goal to get 15 percent | Read More
America’s 50 Greenest CitiesWant to see a model for successful and rapid environmental action? Don’t look to the federal government—check out your own town. Here, our list of the 50 communities that are leading the way. Does yours make the cut? America’s 50 Greenest Cities | Popular Science.
The fate of the Judean Desert’s separation fences have apparently been decided. The recent terror attack in Dimona placed added pressure on green groups to withdraw their objections. Opposition to a barrier in the southern area, near the Dead Sea, has in particular diminished, and some activists are even starting | Read More
They have helped to calm the traffic-choked streets of Paris and spawned hundreds of romances among strangers. Now the French capital’s free bicycle hire scheme is coming to Central London, where 6,000 sturdy bikes will be deployed outside Tube stations and other locations. Read more at 6,000 free ‘granny’ bikes | Read More
Brian Lewis looks at ‘farm to plate’ in Richmond British Columbia, Canada and how garden cities can help Read more @ Canada.com – Garden City lands eyed for urban food research.