Scientists Help Find Plant DNA Barcode

July 30, 2009,AEDT

University of Guelph reports It will now be possible to genetically differentiate the more than 400,000 species of land plants in the world thanks to DNA barcoding, a revolutionary technique invented at the University of Guelph. An international team of | Read More

Edmonton Urban Design Awards 2009 call for submissions

July 29, 2009,AEDT

As part of its goal to transform Edmonton’s urban form, the City is once again holding its biennial urban design awards. The awards recognize those individuals, organizations, firms and projects that have set a high standard for urban, architectural and | Read More

$1b boost to Marina Bay – Strait Times

July 29, 2009,AEDT

Marina Bay, Singapore – Image Source: Flickr – monstermunch99 Strait Times reports TO SUPPORT the future growth of Marina Bay, the government will invest another $1 billion in infrastructure works over the next 10 to 15 years, on top of | Read More

Houston Zoo starting work on $50 million African Forest

July 29, 2009,AEDT

Houston Zoo(existing exhibit) – Image Source: Flickr – Tracy_N_Brandon Houston Chronicle reports Moving away from the concept of bars and cages, the Houston Zoo in September will break ground for a $50 million African Forest, a 6.5-acre exhibit…… Jim Brighton, | Read More

Vertical Landscape – the only way is up – Gizmag

July 29, 2009,AEDT

Darren Quick writes at Gizmag ……..This shortage of land in many cities has unfortunately also led to a scarcity of natural vegetation in urban settings. We’ve looked at several vertical-farming concepts – dedicated buildings that provide space to grow crops | Read More

In the News – 28th July

July 28, 2009,AEDT

Kenya to build Africa’s biggest windfarm as rains fail and hydropower falters – guardian.co.uk Workshop to target invasive plant species – FARMINGTON – Sun Journal Dougco parks embrace sustainable landscapes – Castle Rock – Yourhub.com Green toilets win sustainability award | Read More

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