In the News – September 10

$511 MILLION IN CAPITAL ADVANCES FOR HOUSING VERY LOW-INCOME ELDERLY AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES [HUD]

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $511 million for non-profit organizations interest-free capital advance funds to produce affordable rental housing with supportive services for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Grants under North American Wetlands Conservation Act Pass $1 Billion Threshold, Salazar Announces [DOI]
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that the federal government has now made more than $1 billion in grants under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act of 1989, helping to conserve or restore more than 25.4 million acres of wetlands and associated habitat across the continent over the past two decades.

World Economic Forum in Dalian moving on Green Cars [CCTV]

At the meeting, electric-engine buses transporting world policy makers also make their debut. The vehicles release zero emissions. They costs 2.8 million yuan, and can only be used for eight years, the automaker says it still saves money.

Two exhibitions at London Transport Musuem

The outer limits beyond zone one – Twenty of the best posters submitted as part of Transport for London’s recent poster design competition go on display at London Transport Museum on Saturday 19th September. The poster display, called The outer limits – beyond zone one, celebrates life in the Capital and destinations that lie beyond central London.

suburbia – London Transport Museum has announced its next major exhibition, Suburbia – which will open on 15 October 2009. ‘Des Res’ or one stop to never ending boredom? Suburbia will explore how public transport helped to create the myths and identity of suburbia and how it has featured in the cultural fabric of London and Britain over the last 100 years.

New Zealand TrustPower Shelves South Australia Wind Farm Project[WSJ.com]
New Zealand power company TrustPower Ltd. (TPW.NZ) said Thursday it won’t go ahead with the proposed Myponga Wind Farm in South Australia after that state’s government turned down its request to change the existing planning approval.

Re-Landscape, Beautify Denny And Cascade Parks [Reuters]
Hundreds of employees from ShareBuilder, ING DIRECT’s online brokerage firm will work with the Seattle Parks Department on Thursday to:

– Remove old plants and planting new ones;
– Clean flower beds;
– Mulch, rake and beautify the grounds; and
– Create a dry river rock stream

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