Gray water recycling gains momentum: Is it safe?

December 19, 2007,AEST

That’s why, especially in the midst of a drought, some Atlantans cringe at the thought of flushing it down the commode. “Putting drinking water down our toilets doesn’t make sense,” said Danny Feig-Sandoval. The Atlanta contractor is among a handful | Read More

Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center Opens

December 18, 2007,AEST

The National Park Service and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announce the opening of the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center at milepost 384 on the parkway on December 17. The building itself reflects the cutting edge of energy saving | Read More

Cities cultivate 2 types of green

December 18, 2007,AEST

Squatting on the roof of a row house with a panoramic view of the sewage plants and warehouses that surround the South Bronx, James Wells sounds like a tree-hugger. He photographs the progress of seedlings he planted on the roof, | Read More

5 greening master plans to launch in Sept in Hong Kong

December 18, 2007,AEST

Greening master plans for Sheung Wan, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei will be implemented in September, the Development Bureau says. It has proposed creating a directorate post to boost professional landscape architectural expertise within Government. | Read More

Madrona Woods creek again flows free

December 18, 2007,AEST

For decades, the cool, clear water from springs in the city-owned Madrona Woods flowed through stormwater pipes into Lake Washington. But no more. Madrona residents are taking back their creeks. Seattle landscape architect Peggy Gaynor, who has worked on rerouting | Read More

Force of nature weighs in on Presidio plan

December 18, 2007,AEST

If you don’t like Gap founder Donald Fisher’s proposal to erect a modern-looking modern art museum in San Francisco’s Presidio, Lawrence Halprin is on your side. Colorful and commanding, the 91-year-old landscape architect is no stranger to the Presidio: He | Read More

SPG Solar Installs 69 Kilowatt Solar PV System

December 18, 2007,AEST

MCA Architecture Planning Interiors, Payroll Masters and vanderToolen Associates, in partnership with SPG Solar, Inc., announced today the completion of a 69 kW roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) powered energy system at their headquarters in Napa. “As a landscape architectural firm | Read More

China Must Go Green, and Soon

December 17, 2007,AEST

When it comes to environmental issues like global warming, America and China behave like a couple in a bad marriage, playing the blame game. But to tackle the problem of global warming, neither country can go it alone. The University | Read More

Renewable Energy Powers Italian Town and Its Economy

December 17, 2007,AEST

Europeans believe that renewable energy will bring economic benefits. But in Varese, Italy that prosperity has already arrived.by , Contributing Writer Varese, Italy has added 140 jobs in the past ten years. That’s pretty good for a town with a | Read More

‘Disneyfication’ of NY city Parks?

December 17, 2007,AEST

GREENWICH VILLAGE. Last week’s dispute over the cost of relocating Washington Square’s fountain is just the latest wrinkle in a longer debate that’s sure to continue. A request to interview Parks Dept. designer George Vellonakis was denied, but the National | Read More

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