Burning issue of Spain’s wetlands

November 10, 2009,AEST

Aljazeera.net reports The European Union is asking Spain why one of its precious wetland reserves has been allowed to dry up so much that the peat which lies beneath the surface is on fire. Ecologists blame the mismanagement of water | Read More

Toronto awarded 2015 Pan Am Games

November 10, 2009,AEST

InsideToronto reports Toronto has won its bid to host the 2015 Pan Am Games – meaning that Scarborough will have a new LRT line servicing Malvern, and the Scarborough Campus of the University of Toronto will be home to a | Read More

AECOM wins US$60-million Kai Tak redevelopment project

November 9, 2009,AEST

Image via Wikipedia AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that it has won key contracts worth US$60 million from the Hong Kong | Read More

Developer ordered to pay settlement for draining wetland

November 8, 2009,AEST

Image via WikipediaA developer was ordered to pay a $250,000 settlement for draining a wetland near Cabrillo Mobile Home Park in Huntington Beach. The developer must also restore the environmentally sensitive area. The settlement will be paid to coastal regulators. The | Read More

Naples Botanical Garden Set to Open – November 14

November 6, 2009,AEST

The Naples Botanical Garden (that WLA previously reported on) will be officially opened to the public at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2009. “This is the world’s first significant tropical botanical garden to open in decades and the only | Read More

Boom in design review prompts new guidance

November 5, 2009,AEST

The number of design review panels has more than doubled in the last five years, so that now almost every local authority has access to high quality independent design advice. Over 80 panels are up and running across England. New | Read More

Need for green farming schemes in England

November 4, 2009,AEST

Natural England has published a report titled “Agri-environment schemes in England 2009: A review of results and effectiveness”, the report draws on research from the entire 22-year history of the schemes and analyses the impact they have made on England’s | Read More

4 Asean capitals join forces to turn ‘green’

November 4, 2009,AEST

Bangkok Post reports Jakarta, Manila, Vientiane and Bangkok have agreed to move towards becoming green cities and join forces to fight climate change. Representatives from the four cities have also adopted the draft founding declaration of the “Cool Asean, Green | Read More

Delhi lagging behing other cities

November 3, 2009,AEST

The Times of India reports The Capital has failed to show the way as Delhi is lagging way behind other metros when it comes to execution of path-breaking reforms under Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), aimed at revamping infrastructure | Read More

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