Efforts to tackle global warming received a boost today with the successful launch in Japan of a satellite to monitor greenhouse gases from space.
The Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite “IBUKI” (or “GOSAT” in its English-language acronym) is the first satellite to observe greenhouse gases and monitor changes in the effects they cause. It was launched from the island of Tanegashima, in southern Japan, by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), a key partner of the United Nations’ regional arm – the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific(ESCAP) – in addressing disaster risk reduction and environmental issues.
SOURCE: UN/ESCAP Information Services
Business Standard “Global Hyatt Corporation, a US-based premier hotel chain operator, has announced an expansion initiative involving erection of 20 new hotel properties in the next five years.”
[SOURCE: Business Standard – Global Hyatt to add 20 hotels in 5 years]
The 2009 Incheon International Urban Design Competition for Students aims to contribute to the transformation of Incheon Metropolitan City into a world-class city
SOURCE: Incheon International Urban Design Competition
Express Buzz reports CHENNAI: A slum-free Chennai, navigable Buckingham Canal, pedestrian walkways and sky buses sounds like a farfetched dream. But this would all be possible, if the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority’s Second Master Plan Vision 2026 becomes a reality.
[SOURCE: Express Buzz – 2nd Master Plan to make city futuristic].