Waynesboro to host Urban Tree Workshop

September 9, 2009,AEDT

The News Leader reports On Thursday, hundreds of arborists and other agricultural workers will flock to Waynesboro’s Ridgeview Park for a workshop about growing and maintaining healthy trees in a crowded urban environment. The Virginia Department of Forestry and the Virginia Urban Forest Council sponsor various workshops around the state, | Read More

Local environment groups get a $5million boost – Australia

September 9, 2009,AEDT

Landcare and Coastcare community groups in Australia are eligible to receive grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 for local projects under a new $5 million program. Groups will be able to apply online for projects including coastal rehabilitation, sustainable farming, tree planting, dune rehabilitation and other projects that improve and | Read More

Low2No Competition winners announced

September 8, 2009,AEDT

Images from the submission by ARUP (London, UK) – Sauerbruch Hutton – Experientia – Galley Eco Capital The Low2No Competition for an energy and innovation block in Jatkasaari, Helsinki, is shifting from ideas to implementation. The five international teams, selected out of 74 applicants to take part in the competition | Read More

NY landfill parks could be open to the public next spring

September 7, 2009,AEDT

New York’s two landfill parks at Fountain Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue could be reclassified as safe for public access by next spring according to a spokesperson from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The parks are currently closed as they are classified as a “significant threat to the | Read More

5,000 shared bikes for High-Tech Park in Shanghai

September 6, 2009,AEDT

ZHANGJIANG High-Tech Park in Shanghai plans to make 5,000 rental bikes available by early-2010 to help workers in the park travel between the Metro Station and offices. The 150 bike rental stations will be positioned every 300 meters in the 25 square kilometer area. The project is to stated in | Read More

Planting the landscape from 400 years ago

September 3, 2009,AEDT

A stylised native woodland is being planted at Schwartz Plaza at New York University by George Reis, N.Y.U.’s supervisor of sustainable landscapes. The Manhatta project inspired Reis to propose the landscape using plants from before settlement of Manhattan. The design was completed by Darrell Morrison after Reis won the funds from | Read More

England to recover 2000 hectares of wetland

September 3, 2009,AEDT

Natural England(independent public body) has committed £4million of funding to recover close to 2000 hectares of wetland. The funds will be distributed to organisatons such as the Wildlife Trusts and RSPB who will work with the Environment Agency and English Heritage to manage re-wetting the land. Dr Helen Phillips, Chief | Read More

Drought blamed for dead trees in Texas

September 3, 2009,AEDT

Currently the drought is continuing in Texas and as a result hundreds of Austin’s 300,000 trees have died this summer due to drought. Native species such as live oak and hackberry have perished due to drought and an intense summer. Currently Austin is cutting down the dead city trees and | Read More

St.Petersburg could lose its UNESCO status *UPDATE*

September 3, 2009,AEDT

St. Peterburg, Russia could lose its UNESCO status as a World Heritage Centre if the plans of the world’s biggest natural gas company to build a 396 metre (1,299 ft) skyscaper go ahead. The $3 billion building designed by RMJM has still not been approved by the local government. SOURCE: | Read More

Jakarta City calls for help to keep green space

September 3, 2009,AEDT

Jakarta City administrators seem to have thrown in the towel claiming that the 650 sq km city is to big to manage with too few city workers and audit team to manage and police development in the city. The city is asking the private sector to help manage buildings in | Read More

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