Urban Trees Enhance Water Infiltration-newswire.com

November 20, 2008,AEDT

Newswire reports “Global land use patterns and increasing pressures on water resources demand creative urban stormwater management. A group of researchers from Virginia Tech, Cornell, and University of California at Davis have been investigating innovative ways to maximize the potential of trees to address stormwater. Virginia Tech scientists used two | Read More

UNEP, Qatar to introduce environment-friendly, paperless conferences

November 18, 2008,AEDT

Afrique en ligne reports Paper-free or paperless conferences may soon be in vogue if a pioneering initiative by the Nairobi-based United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Government of Qatar passes the test of time. The initiative is being tried by delegates attending an international conference on the protection of | Read More

Subway station architects intend to cheer you up

November 18, 2008,AEDT

The Start reports “In anticipation of the extension of the Spadina subway north from Downsview, the TTC has hired a gaggle of globe-trotting architects to design six new stations. Among them are two leading U.K. practitioners, Will Alsop and Norman Foster, both of whom have worked in Toronto. Alsop, of | Read More

Victoria leads Canada in green transport – Canada.com

November 13, 2008,AEDT

canada.com reports that “Victoria has once again beat out cities many times its size and been ranked the greenest city to get around in Canada. The B.C. city of 330,000 is followed by Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau, Montreal and Toronto on the second annual national ranking of environmentally friendly transportation.” SOURCE: Victoria | Read More

Green roofs initiative being applied to Municipal Buildings

November 13, 2008,AEDT

Dubai Municipality has embarked on an initiative called “Green Roofs” during the Green Dubai Forum, which was held recently. The concept will be applied on the roofs of the Municipality buildings to gauge its positive impacts on them. Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Acting Director General of Dubai Municipality said the | Read More

Wind Turbine Goes Urban – Press-Telegram

November 11, 2008,AEDT

But two Cal State Long Beach engineering professors aim to fix that problem with their design for a high-efficiencyefficient turbine that can generate electricity from the much-slower wind speeds in urban areas. The device, which professors Hamid Rahai and Hamid Hefazi recently patented, could use the wind energy along beaches, | Read More

NY cracks down on urban truck and bus pollution – Newsday.com

November 9, 2008,AEDT

Newsday reports that “New York is launching a statewide program to crack down on truckers and bus drivers who violate laws intended to reduce health problems from diesel fumes.” SOURCE: Newsday.com – NY cracks down on urban truck and bus pollution

1 173 174 175 176 177 214