CLIMATE CHANGE: Forests, the Great Green Hope?

December 3, 2007,AEST

BROOKLIN, Canada, Dec 3 (IPS) – Expanding European forests absorbed 126 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from 1990 to 2005 — equivalent to 11 percent of European Union emissions from human activities — while a U.N. target to plant one | Read More

U.N. global warming conference kicks off – Dec. 3, 2007

December 3, 2007,AEST

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Faced with melting polar ice caps and worsening droughts, climate experts at a massive U.N. conference Monday urged quick action toward a new international pact stemming an increasingly destructive rise in world temperatures. U.N. global warming | Read More

Metro: Integrating Habitats. A design competition.

December 3, 2007,AEST

Integrating Habitats. A design competition. Planning and stewardship › Land and development › Nature-friendly development › Integrating Habitats. A design competition. Integrating Habitats calls for innovative, visionary design proposals that combine design excellence, ecological stewardship and economic enterprise. Metro: Integrating | Read More

Bali talks to seek global climate deal in 2009

December 2, 2007,AEST

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) – Delegates from about 190 nations gathered in Bali on Sunday to try to build on a “fragile understanding” that the fight against global warming needs to be expanded to all countries with a deal in 2009. | Read More

Fragmented Nature – New Herzog & de Meuron Project

December 2, 2007,AEST

The new Miami Art Museum has the potential to be a breathtaking, beautiful building, one that could simultaneously express new ideas about architecture and its place in the environment and pay homage to the rhythms, climate and patterns of Miami. | Read More

A walk in progress

December 2, 2007,AEST

A tour of the (more or less) finished sections of the new Greenway reveals that intentions have been met – and missed There might as well be three Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenways. That’s how varied are the segments into which | Read More

Landscape Institute Awards

December 1, 2007,AEST

The awards comprised a total of 14 categories, including design, planning and research with 40 schemes either recognised as the winner, highly commended or commended. Winning schemes were as geographically diverse as the Dongtan Eco City in China and the | Read More

The making of an eco-deco mansion

November 30, 2007,AEST

“Is that ‘echo’ with an ‘h’?” asks architect Paul Dowsett cheekily, referring to the extensive list of eco-friendly and sustainable technologies his firm, Scott Morris Architects, is incorporating into the renovation and expansion of this historic mansion. There is a | Read More

Orange County Great Park

November 30, 2007,AEST

In another small step toward the construction of the Orange County Great Park, Irvine will spend $14 million during the next year and a half to spruce up the area around the tethered orange balloon ride that opened this summer | Read More

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