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Environment

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

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Konarka Awarded Innovative Technology R&D Project by NIST

Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in development and commercialization of Power Plastic®, a material that converts light to energy, today announced the company has been selected, along with Air Products (NYSE:APD), by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Advanced Technology Program (ATP), to conduct research and development on transparent, flexible solar modules for

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Mersea Oil Spill Forecast Demonstrations on the Web

The Mersea project includes demonstrations of the use of Mersea ocean forecast products in marine oil spill modelling and forecasting. A number of demonstrations will be performed during the Fall 2007. In September and October, there will be two deployments of oil-emulating drifters in the Mediterranean Sea for the purpose of validating the forecasts from

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

GeoBase News: The National Hydro Network (NHN) Has Arrived

Available today, October 1st 2007, a brand new geospatial product make’s its entry on the GeoBase Web portal: the National Hydro Network (NHN).  GeoBase is a federal, provincial and territorial government initiative that is overseen by the Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG). It is undertaken to ensure the provision of, and access to, a common,

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Less Auto-Dependent Development Is Key to Mitigating Climate

Meeting the growing demand for conveniently located homes in walkable neighborhoods could significantly reduce the growth in the number of miles Americans drive, shrinking the nation’s carbon footprint while giving people more housing choices, according to a team of leading urban planning researchers. In a comprehensive review of dozens of studies, published by the Urban

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