Moving Downtown to save on car costs

July 27, 2008,AEDT

The Associated Press and other news outlets have reported over the last few weeks on the growing trend for young people and empty nesters moving downtown in major cities across the USA to save on fuel costs and to reduce their travel time. The other growing trend is more people opting | Read More

Hong Kong opens processing plant for manure – guardian.co.uk

July 27, 2008,AEDT

Hong Kong has prepared a HK$37 million ($4.75 million) composting plant to deal with up to 20 tonnes of manure a day from horses taking part in equestrian events in next month’s Olympics and September’s Paralympics. Hong Kong opens processing plant for manure – guardian.co.uk.

The rise of the urban shepherd – Society – The Guardian

July 21, 2008,AEDT

It’s not often you go from your day job to turning a sheep over and inspecting its hooves,” says Brigitta Richards. A nursery nurse, Richards is one of a growing number of volunteer shepherds recruited by Brighton and Hove city council as part of an initiative to reintroduce grazing to | Read More

The Landscape Institute and the Trees and Design Action Group

July 21, 2008,AEDT

Championing the value of large trees in the urban environment The environmental, economic and social benefits of trees are well documented. Members of The Landscape Institute routinely work to ensure that trees form an integral part of the urban landscape and public realm. However, the valuable contribution made by large-growing | Read More

Solar-powered cars begin race to Calgary

July 15, 2008,AEDT

CBC.ca reports that 15 solar-powered cars, including four managed by teams from Canadian schools, rolled out of a suburb of Dallas, Texas, on Sunday en route to Calgary in the 2008 North American Solar Challenge.The race should end on July 22 at the University of Calgary CBC.ca – Solar-powered cars begin | Read More

230ft wind turbine for Opera House

July 12, 2008,AEDT

Jon Land of 24dash.com reports that Glynedebourne Opera House of East Sussex, UK will install a 230ft (70m) to reduce the venue’s carbon emissions by 70% and will reduce its impact on the environment. SOURCE: 24dash – Glyndebourne Opera House given go-ahead for 230ft wind turbine>

City Will Explore Broad Bike-Sharing Plan – NYTimes.com

July 11, 2008,AEDT

The city took a tentative step this week toward fulfilling the dream of a certain kind of urban idealist, saying that it will explore the possibility of creating a bike-sharing program that could make hundreds or even thousands of bicycles available for public use. “This is a really big deal,” | Read More

Landscaping that can stop wildfires – CNN.com

July 9, 2008,AEDT

CNN.com gives the basic prinicples of landscaping around your home in defence of wild fires. This article is a reaction to the California wildfires and comments that fire season is all year round in California.  Landscaping that can stop wildfires – CNN.com.

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