Indonesia plants trees to offset Bali emissions

December 4, 2007,AEST

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia has planted millions of trees to soak up an estimated 50,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases to be emitted during U.N.-led climate talks in Bali, Environment Minister Rachmat Witoelar said on Monday. More than 10,000 politicians, | Read More

Chicago’s Alleys Turning Green

December 3, 2007,AEST

A new initiative will help make Chicago’s 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometers) of alleyways more sustainable. The miniature streets behind homes and buildings, used mainly for garbage collection and parking access, keep main roads cleaner and less congested but are prone | Read More

Continental Announces Carbon Offsetting Program

December 3, 2007,AEST

Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL), the world’s fifth largest airline, today announced that it haslaunched a carbon offsetting program, developed in partnership withnon-profit Sustainable Travel International. Continental Announces Carbon Offsetting Program With Sustainable Travel International.

Granton Harbour ‘like a dreary Beijing estate’

December 3, 2007,AEST

GRANTON Harbour has received the dubious honour of being shortlisted for the notorious ‘Plook on the Plinth’ award. Judges compared the waterfront development to a “dreary market-driven estate” in Beijing, rather than the iconic project that developers envisaged. It also | Read More

CLIMATE CHANGE: Forests, the Great Green Hope?

December 3, 2007,AEST

BROOKLIN, Canada, Dec 3 (IPS) – Expanding European forests absorbed 126 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from 1990 to 2005 — equivalent to 11 percent of European Union emissions from human activities — while a U.N. target to plant one | Read More

U.N. global warming conference kicks off – Dec. 3, 2007

December 3, 2007,AEST

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Faced with melting polar ice caps and worsening droughts, climate experts at a massive U.N. conference Monday urged quick action toward a new international pact stemming an increasingly destructive rise in world temperatures. U.N. global warming | Read More

Metro: Integrating Habitats. A design competition.

December 3, 2007,AEST

Integrating Habitats. A design competition. Planning and stewardship › Land and development › Nature-friendly development › Integrating Habitats. A design competition. Integrating Habitats calls for innovative, visionary design proposals that combine design excellence, ecological stewardship and economic enterprise. Metro: Integrating | Read More

Bali talks to seek global climate deal in 2009

December 2, 2007,AEST

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) – Delegates from about 190 nations gathered in Bali on Sunday to try to build on a “fragile understanding” that the fight against global warming needs to be expanded to all countries with a deal in 2009. | Read More

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