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Environment

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Tender: Improving the sustainability of ESA operations

The European Space Agency (ESA) has published a call for tenders for a study on sustainability and space activities: improving the sustainability of ESA operations. The first step of this activity will be to produce a standard assessment of the current impact of ESA operations on the environment along the lines of the ISO 14000

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

5th Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe

On the second day of the Fifth Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE), delegates discussed implementing sustainable forest management, using wood as a source of bioenergy and the links between forests and water resource protection. Participants heard statements from MCFPE signatory countries and observer countries and organizations. Signatory States then adopted

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Survey Finds Architects Designing Green to Address Demand for Lower Building Operating Costs

PR— Autodesk, Inc. and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced the results of the 2007 Autodesk/AIA Green Index, an annual survey that measures how AIA member architects in the United States are practicing sustainable design, as well as their opinions about the green building movement. The index shows that green building has taken

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

UK Report: The 50 things that will save the planet

What are the ideas, products, policies, agreements and techno fixes that could avert environmental disaster for our planet? We asked a group of 25 leading environmentalists to reveal their thoughts on the best of the best. Find out what tops the poll in this exclusive, and sometimes surprising, run-down of planet-saving measures. Read Full Report

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Landscape Architects Release Report on Sustainable Site Characteristics

PR – A report released today will help usher sustainable landscape design into mainstream use. Featuring over 200 recommendations for designing and building sustainable landscapes, the report is part of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, a partnership between the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

ENVISAT Captures California Ablaze

This Envisat image captures fierce easterly desert winds blowing smoke from wildfires in Southern California. Gale-force winds have fed more than a dozen fires from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border since breaking out on Sunday, killing one person and forcing the evacuation of a quarter of a million people. Read More

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

LDK Solar Signs Agreement for the Supply of Wafers to Canadian Solar Inc.

Solar Co., Ltd. announced today that it has signed a three-year contract to supply multicrystalline solar wafers to Canadian Solar Inc.). Under the terms of the agreement, LDK Solar will deliver multicrystalline solar wafers to Canadian Solar valued at approximately RMB 4 billion over a three-year period, with delivery commencing in 2008. The total contracted delivery in

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

UNESCO Organizes Exhibition on Sustainable Development and Climate Change

An exhibition entitled “Planet Earth: From Space to Place”, organized by the Science Sector, has been inaugurated by Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden and Goodwill Ambassador, Claudia Cardinale . The purpose of the exhibition, that comes ahead of the proclaimed International Year of Planet Earth in 2008, is to showcase the planet’s diversity, as

Friday, October 19th, 2007

ESF, VR, FORMAS sign MOU to promote Global Environmental Change Research

The European Science Foundation (ESF), the Swedish Research Council (VR), and the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS) have agreed to join forces to promote Global Change Research through an international, interdisciplinary conference series. The three partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement on 10 October 2007. Read More

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Biodiversity Indicators: Flanders

The Biodiversity Indicators website summarizes facts and figures about nature and nature policy in Flanders, the northern region of Belgium. They are structured along the ‘EU Headline Indicators’. The EU Environment Council adopted this set of 15 indicators in June 2004 to monitor progress toward the 2010 biodiversity target. In 2001 the EU Council of

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