Falling traffic force Mexican airports to mothball new terminals

Flight Global reports “Two major new terminals are being mothballed and a third terminal is being closed in Mexico as the country’s airport operators struggle to cope with a steep decline in traffic.”

[SOURCE: Flight Global – Falling traffic force Mexican airports to mothball new terminals]

OMA of Netherlands to design Taipei Performing Arts Centre

monstersandcritics.com – Dutch firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) beat 135 rivals from 24 countries on Thursday to win the contract to design a world-class performing arts centre in the Taiwan capital Taipei.

[SOURCE: monstersandcritics.com – OMA of Netherlands to design Taipei Performing Arts Centre]

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.”

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