UK PM to get tough on plastic bags

March 1, 2008,AEDT

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

Rapid Central Station’s green roof will be replaced – mlive.com

February 29, 2008,AEDT

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

Mongolia to build landscape sensitive highway

February 28, 2008,AEDT

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

Everything is green at Humber

February 28, 2008,AEDT

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.

£600,000 boost for woodland – Buckingham Today

February 25, 2008,AEDT

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

China: Going Green, Going It Alone

February 22, 2008,AEDT

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 Cities | Popular Science

February 22, 2008,AEDT

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 good, the bad and the ugly fence – Haaretz – Israel News

February 20, 2008,AEDT

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

Garden City lands eyed for urban food research

February 19, 2008,AEDT

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.

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