Hyder scoops £15M flood risk management deal

New Civil Engineer reports “The framework – which has an annual spend of over £15M – sees Hyder provide flood modelling expertise on river and coastal areas as well as regions susceptible to ground and surface water flooding of the type seen so dramatically in the last few years.”

[SOURCE: New Civil Engineer(nce.co.uk) – Hyder scoops £15M flood risk management deal]

Satellite to Monitor Global Greenhouse Gases Launched Successfully

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

 

Funding freeze halts environmental projects across California – Los Angeles Times

Jordan Rau of the Los Angeles Times reports “Commissions and nonprofits charged with conserving parks, wildlife, water and mountain areas of the state are at risk of laying off staff or closing since the state stopped funding last month.”

read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – Funding freeze halts environmental projects across California]

£12m grant for seaside culture – Design Week

Design Week announces “Great Yarmouth, Southport, Hastings and Bridlington have won £12m to renovate and create new arts and cultural venues, in the second wave of the Government’s Sea Change programme.”

[SOURCE: Design Week.£12m grant for seaside culture]

A New Look at the Landscaping Artist Roberto Burle Marx – NYTimes.com

Larry Rohter of the New York Times writes

“Brazil teems with jungles, forests and all sorts of exotic plants, flowers and trees. But until the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx came along to tame and shape his country’s exuberant flora, his countrymen had mostly disdained the natural riches that, often literally, flourished in their own backyards”

read this great article @ the [SOURCE: NYTimes.comA New Look at the Landscaping Artist Roberto Burle Marx]

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