Big green ideas for the workplace

January 29, 2008,AEDT

Last summer I had a vision of life in a world post-climate change catastrophe. It was around midday on July 20. I was sitting on the 5th floor of an office building in London when the sky suddenly and dramatically turned black, as though night had descended. And then the | Read More

Not everything wild gets on well in cities

January 28, 2008,AEDT

Environmental activists, scientists and green organizations, first and foremost the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), have over the past few years been making an effort to protect the remaining natural assets in urban areas. Apparently there is no clear worldview about the characteristics of urban nature, | Read More

A climate of change

January 27, 2008,AEDT

You’ve just installed energy- saving lightbulbs, only to hear that if one of them breaks you might have to evacuate the room to avoid toxic mercury. You’ve been sponsoring a patch of rainforest but now reports say the jungle is healing itself. You’ve been recycling your newspapers and glass bottles | Read More

Green Roof Proposed For Stretch Of California Highway

January 27, 2008,AEDT

A plan has been submitted to cover a stretch of California highway with a 24-acre park. It would be built on a deck constructed over the below-grade portion of the Hollywood Freeway (US-101). Organizers argue that by placing a “cap” over one of the world’s most congested freeway systems, the | Read More

Dongtan Eco city shouldn’t be a marketing piece – Planners

January 26, 2008,AEDT

Two countries will lead the world in eco-cities: China and Britain.” The words of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown lingered in the cold Shanghai winter air long after he had given tacit approval to the Dongtan ‘eco-city’, set to be constructed on the formerly preserved wetlands of Chongming Island, near | Read More

Masdar and Hydrogen Energy plan clean energy plant in Abu Dhabi | ADFEC

January 22, 2008,AEDT

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s initiative for renewable and alternative energy and clean technology, and Hydrogen Energy, the joint venture between BP Alternative Energy and Rio Tinto, announced the signing of an agreement to work together on the front-end engineering design of an industrial-scale hydrogen-fired power generation project with capture of the | Read More

Grand green vision for S.F.’s Parkmerced

January 21, 2008,AEDT

The owners of San Francisco’s Parkmerced want to add nearly 5,700 homes to the World War II-era rental housing complex, an ambitious renovation that could rank as one of the greenest in the country. Over 20 years, the developer says, the minimum $1.2 billion project would take the 115-acre property | Read More

Brown offers China green incentive

January 20, 2008,AEDT

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has promised China £50 million in aid for “green” technology as he seeks to switch the focus of his visit to the country to climate change. The Prime Minister has promised at least that sum will be handed out to support investment in energy efficiency, so-called | Read More

Rare plant halts Sydney development

January 18, 2008,AEDT

An investment company bought the 181ha former Air Services Australia site at Cranebrook in 2004, intending to subdivide and develop it for 1800 new residents. Since then, a number of rare and threatened plants and animals have been found on the land.The state environment department specifically recommended in 2006 that | Read More

Tower of strength for Expo — Shanghai Daily

January 15, 2008,AEDT

SHANGHAI will turn a 165-meter chimney at an old power plant into a state-of-the-art observation tower for the 2010 World Expo. The building will demonstrate architectural prowess in combining advanced technology with the city’s history – and to say that it is on track is a truism in more ways | Read More

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