Nests destroyed to curb seagulls – Scotsman.com News

August 23, 2008,AEDT

Seagull nests will be destroyed under plans to tackle aggressive birds in towns and cities, it was revealed. Environment minister Michael Russell outlined plans to destroy nests and discourage breeding on a visit to Dumfries, a town he said had a long-standing gull problem. SOURCE: Nests destroyed to curb seagulls | Read More

Wastewater fears for urban farms

August 18, 2008,AEDT

Urgent action is needed to remove pollutants from urban wastewater, which is often used in cities to grow food, an international study has warned. Data collected by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) found that 85% of cities discharged the water without any appropriate treatment. read more @ the SOURCE: | Read More

Second biggest Green roof in North America nearing completion

August 17, 2008,AEDT

With the completion next spring of the new convention centre in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, there will be a few blocks of new parkland added to the city — but they’re strictly for the birds and the bees. The expansion project, west of the current convention centre, is being topped off | Read More

‘Superblocks add to green space’ – The Jakarta Post

August 16, 2008,AEDT

Public parks within superblocks run by private developers can alleviate the lack of green public space and help urban revitalization, an expert said Friday. “The city administration needs to revitalize the city but doesn’t have the cash. So permitting private superblocks is a part of urban revitalization,” University of Indonesia | Read More

Environment-friendly Olympic Village granted LEED gold award-Xinhua

August 14, 2008,AEDT

Chen Zhili, head of the Beijing Olympic Village, received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold award here on Wednesday presented by the U.S. Green Building Council. On behalf of the council, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson honored the award to Chen, who is also vice president of | Read More

Shanghai closes in on green roof target – China Daily

August 12, 2008,AEDT

Shanghai is well on the way to turning most of its rooftops green. The Shanghai landscaping administration bureau said Monday that so far more than 95,000 sq m of rooftops have been covered in grass and shrubs, very close to the annual target of 100,000 sq m. The city will | Read More

Summer Street- NYC – a great success

August 11, 2008,AEDT

Summer Streets is a 6.9mile car free route through one of busiest and congested cities in the world – New York. The route stretches from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park and connections to the Hudson River Greenway, allowing participants to plan a long or short route through Manhattan. The first Summer | Read More

MASDAR signs agreement with GPIC

August 10, 2008,AEDT

The MASDAR initiative, in Abu Dhabi, signed an agreement with a Bahraini petrochemical fertilizer producer, GPIC, this week under CDM regulations. Dr Sultan Al Jaber said, “Masdar is introducing the CDM mechanism to the hydro-carbon based fertilizer industry in the Gulf region” with the initial project capturing over 100,000 tonnes | Read More

A DIY Guide To Building A Green Roof Hits The Virtual Shelves.

August 10, 2008,AEDT

London, England. Two of the UK’s leading proponents of green roofs have teamed up to produce ‘THE DIY GUIDE TO GREEN & LIVING ROOFS’ – a guide aimed at individuals with a Do-It-Yourself inclination along with those having trouble persuading local contractors to take up the challenge of installing a | Read More

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