As part of its efforts to reduce pollution and create alternative sources of energy to meet growing demand, the city of Dubai has launched a major initiative to harness solar energy.
SOURCE: The Hindu News Update Service.
“We need the environmental economists and others thinking outside the square to provide strategies and approaches to secure our social and ecological futures.”
read more @ the SOURCE: The Canberra Times – Green policies can save credit crisis and the planet
The Hong Kong Envrionment Protection Department published the “Environment Hong Kong 2008” report.
Key initiatives in the report include:
– Cleaner Production Partnership Programme launched in connection with Pearl River Delta factories.
– An injection of $1 billion into the Environment and Conservation Fund to enhance community participation in environment and conservation matters.
A Digital Copy(HTML) of the report can be viewed at the EPD site
HK Residents can give feedbak on the site.
Projects in Georgia highlight the use of compost in the engineered soil matrix for bioretention cells, which sustainably manage storm water runoff.
read more @ the SOURCE: Biocycle(jgpress.com) – Compost In The Mix For Storm Water Management :: BioCycle, Advancing Composting, Organics Recycling & Renewable Energy.
Flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, you become powerfully aware of a suburban landscape dominated by housing subdivisions, by single-family houses with large yards and private pools. You will also see, interspersed throughout the vast expanse of residential tracts, a scattering of public parks and preserves. But what role do these public landscapes play in a city with so many private landscapes, with such abundant opportunities for personalized leisure?
read more @ the SOURCE: arizona state university: Lab report examines new ideas for parks, public landscapes | ASU News.
Many green groups have recently taken aim at lighting in the international city of Hong Kong. Friends of the Earth have called upon retailers to minimise the lighting and to turn off many of its lights during the (after 2am).
SOURCE: Reuters UK ‘Hong Kong night light pollution under the spotlight | Environment | Reuters’.
Green architect William McDonough has been hailed as a water-walking visionary. The truth is far more complicated.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Fast Company – Green Guru Gone Wrong: William McDonough