Wind farm plan for Cardiff Bay

December 6, 2007,AEDT

THE face of the waterfront in Cardiff and Barry could be changed forever, with plans to build wind farms on dockland sites. Ports company ABP has brought in experts to look at the possibility building wind turbines on its sites across South Wales. Wind farm plan for Cardiff Bay – | Read More

France unveils Green Taxes

December 5, 2007,AEDT

France’s environment ministry unveiled a system of green taxes on gas-guzzling cars and bonuses for cleaner vehicles, as part of a nationwide strategy to slash global warming emissions. From January 1, any driver who buys a new car emitting more than 160 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre (just over | Read More

Vietnam Reform

December 5, 2007,AEDT

The People’s Council in HCM City also met yesterday. Authorities announced a new municipal governance model, already approved by the Prime Minister, to be adopted in the next few years. HCM City would be a vanguard in applying the new municipal governance model to better manage the country’s biggest socio-economic | Read More

Brad Pitt unveils plans for New Orleans homes

December 4, 2007,AEDT

Brad Pitt launched his own regeneration project for Katrina-ravaged New Orleans yesterday, unveiling designs for a range of eco-friendly and flood-proof homes. Pitt, who had ambitions to be an architect if he had not taken up acting, commissioned 13 architectural firms to produce houses that would incorporate solar power and | Read More

New Jersey Town Doubles Recycling Rates in One Week

December 3, 2007,AEDT

Cherry Hill – NJ, RecycleBank, a rewards program that motivates people to recycle, has become the 27th municipality in the US to deploy the RecycleBank program. After just one week of collection, the town has already seen homes in the pilot program more than double the amount of waste being | Read More

Chicago’s Alleys Turning Green

December 3, 2007,AEDT

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 to flooding. The city’s innovative Green Alley Program promotes improved | Read More

CLIMATE CHANGE: Forests, the Great Green Hope?

December 3, 2007,AEDT

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 billion trees mainly in Africa has been surpassed. CLIMATE CHANGE: | Read More

Poor urban planning making Kenya become one big slum

December 3, 2007,AEDT

By 2012 it is estimated that 65 per cent of Kenya’s population will be living in urban areas. This is also in line with global trends where actually the majority of the world’s population will be living in urban centres in the next 10 or so years. Nationmedia.com Poor urban | Read More

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

December 3, 2007,AEDT

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 conference kicks off – Dec. 3, 2007.

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