ADB to help China fight desert drift

January 15, 2008,AEDT

China is getting outside help for a project to stop the alarming spread of deserts in its western interior that causes siltation of the Yellow River, the Asian Development Bank said Saturday. Manila-based ADB said it will help Beijing design a project to restore the severely degraded drylands of Gansu | Read More

Cape Wind project gets a lift from environmental impact report | Rhode Island news | Rhode Island news | | The Providence Journal

January 15, 2008,AEDT

The wind farm proposed by Cape Wind Associates LLC for Nantucket Sound off the coast of Massachusetts would have mostly “negligible” or “minor” adverse impacts on the environment, recreation, tourism and property values, according to a major report released yesterday by the federal agency in charge of the project’s permitting | Read More

N.Y. leads USA in green construction

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Two days ago, the Verdesian, a 26-story rental building developed by the Albanese Organization, became the first multi-family, residential high-rise building in the United States to receive Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) status from the U.S. Green Building Council. Five years ago, the Solaire, built by the | Read More

Our endangered coast – Australia

January 12, 2008,AEDT

COASTAL development, rising sea levels, increasing storm surges and a vocal community are a potent political mix. The climate change debate has rightly focused on the critical need to reduce carbon emissions but inadequate attention is being given to what we need to do in terms of adaptation to climate | Read More

Plastic bags set to be banned in China

January 11, 2008,AEDT

CHINA launched a crackdown on plastic bags yesterday, banning production of ultra-thin bags and forbidding supermarkets and shops from handing out free carriers from June 1. China uses too many bags and fails to dispose of them properly, wasting valuable oil and littering the country, China’s cabinet, the State Council, | Read More

Could Harvard expansion restore Allston’s watery ways?

January 7, 2008,AEDT

In the late 19th century, the banks of the Charles River near the Harvard campus were covered with marshes, cut through with small streams that advanced and retreated with the tides.more stories like this Then engineers took over. The tidal marshes were filled, land was reclaimed, and many of the | Read More

Stopping the flow of Chicago’s urban pollution

January 7, 2008,AEDT

It’s a quest similar to those undertaken by neighboring communities after a six-year building boom that changed the landscape of the once mostly-rural suburbs southwest of Chicago. Since 2000, Will County’s population surged 33 percent, making it the fastest-growing county in Illinois and among the most rapidly expanding in the | Read More

Environmentalists push $1 million program to save urban trees

January 7, 2008,AEDT

Environmentalists eager to save urban trees are promoting the Evergreen Cities campaign, naming it one of their top four priorities for the legislative session that starts next Monday. They’re pushing a $1 million program to improve urban forests statewide. Protections for urban trees vary widely in the Puget Sound region, | Read More

London Olympics bringing in more equipment for clean up

January 3, 2008,AEDT

The London Olympics site is current undergoing remediation and has just brought in more moachinery to clean 750 tonnes of soil per day. The construction program starts in spring with the Olympic Stadium. Read more at

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