Burning issue of Spain’s wetlands

November 10, 2009,AEDT

Aljazeera.net reports The European Union is asking Spain why one of its precious wetland reserves has been allowed to dry up so much that the peat which lies beneath the surface is on fire. Ecologists blame the mismanagement of water resources and over-irrigation for the environmental tragedy in the Tablas | Read More

Marking of Georgetown – Ideas Competition

September 7, 2009,AEDT

The State Government of Penang, Malaysia invites submissions for an international competition for design ideas to physically brand the historic city of George Town, Penang in conjunction with its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Design category: Marking of Public Space Using available public spaces to mark | Read More

St.Petersburg could lose its UNESCO status *UPDATE*

September 3, 2009,AEDT

St. Peterburg, Russia could lose its UNESCO status as a World Heritage Centre if the plans of the world’s biggest natural gas company to build a 396 metre (1,299 ft) skyscaper go ahead. The $3 billion building designed by RMJM has still not been approved by the local government. SOURCE: | Read More