Businesses asked to sign up to Jakarta Charter

December 3, 2009,AEST

During the Convention for Biological Diversity being held in Jakarta from November 30 to December 2, representatives from about 200 companies worldwide in mining, fisheries, construction, forestry, tourism and cosmetics business released a draft charter called the Jakarta Charter which | Read More

Construction begins on Scottsdale rain garden

December 2, 2009,AEST

Rain garden construction begins – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Construction is under way on the water garden and patio just outside of the Scottdale Public Library.The nearly $60,000 project includes a rain garden and permeable concrete………. Kathy Hamilton, landscape architect and storm | Read More

Atkins: Another two years of recession

November 27, 2009,AEST

Architects Journal recently reported that the chief of Atkins has warned that …We are in for another two years of recession…. Although on the positive side he also intimated that we are at the bottom of the recession. read the | Read More

Guelph students present ideas for pit rehabilitation

November 27, 2009,AEST

Recently University of Guelph landscape architecture students presented design concepts for rehabilitation of  Puslinch quarries. Concepts included wind-turbines to power local industry, resorts, cottages, golf courses, recreational facilities, lakes, wetlands, and trails. The concepts showed numerous uses and activities to enable | Read More

Green group criticizes delay of wetlands protection plan

November 25, 2009,AEST

Calgary Herald reports Environmentalists are disappointed that another plan for Alberta‘s water resources pushes back to at least 2012 a strategy for protecting wetlands. “After a decade of debate and the loss of thousands of hectares of wetlands in Alberta, | Read More

What does it take to save a species?

November 25, 2009,AEST

Sometimes, high-voltage power wires according to the article written by Beth Daley for The Boston Globe Beth writes In a 250-foot-wide power line corridor off Route 163 in Southeastern Connecticut. Transmission corridors have long been considered symbols of environmental degradation, | Read More

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