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Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Awareness Needed for Sustainable Development

NEWSTRACK INDIA — These days, political leaders of every country make it a point to address their concern for the environmental crisis and energy shortage, which is also an effort of world bodies to build a mechanism for sustainable development. The definition of sustainable development signifies to meet the needs of the present at the

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Housing Charity Plots Online City

THE GUARDIAN — With property prices reaching record levels, it is good to find somewhere to pick up a Georgian townhouse for under £100. Sadly, the only place you will find deals like this are in a virtual world, which is where the charity Shelter is building its own virtual city. Read the full story

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

American Water Plays Role in New York City Green Initiative

BUSINESS WIRE — American Water’s Applied Water Management Group has received New York City Department of Health certification for a state-of-the-art wastewater recycling system at Millennium Towers Residences, a 35-story high-rise apartment building in Battery Park City. The system meets all Battery Park City Authority’s pioneering Residential Environmental Guidelines and reduces the demand for potable

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Sustainability Pioneer Dies at Age 96

BUSINESS WIRE — Roy F. Weston, founder of Weston Solutions, Inc., a leading environmental, redevelopment and construction firm, died today at age 96. Mr. Weston was widely regarded for his social imperative, addressing the environmental threat to the global quality of life. Read the full story

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

U.S. Business Groups Push Infrastructure Investment

BIZJOURNALS — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to spend millions of dollars on its “Let’s Rebuild America” initiative. The chamber plans to issue state-by-state infrastructure report cards, work to remove legal and regulatory impediments to private investment in infrastructure, and lobby for more public spending. Meanwhile, the National Association of Manufacturers, formed the Alliance

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Study States That Eco-Friendly Construction is Cheaper than Thought

NEWSDAY — A study sponsored in part by Hartford-based United Technologies Corp. suggests that the costs of environmentally friendly construction are dramatically lower than previously believed. The study by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development has found that some major players in real estate and construction are way off in trying to assess the

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Middle East Sets Up a Center for Sustainable Development

AL BAWABA — EHS, the Environment, Health and Safety regulatory arm of Dubai World, today announced the establishment of the Middle East Centre for Sustainable Development (MCSD), jointly with Pacific Control Systems LLC (PCS). Read the full story

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Windmill Development Group Proves Sustainable Development Can Be Profitable

DAILY COMMERCIAL NEWS — Focusing on the triple bottom line — social, environmental, and financial considerations — does work, said Joe Van Belleghem. Van Belleghem is a partner in the Windmill Development Group, a Victoria-based company that does only green, leading-edge developments.  Read the full story

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Ordnance Survey Stops the Free Publication of 3D London Online

The Guardian — After a year of negotiations, academic geographers have conceded defeat in their attempt to find a way to make a pioneering 3D representation of the capital, Virtual London, available to all comers via the Google Earth online map. Read the full story

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Urban Planning Needs Rethinking as Climate Change Looms

Inquirer.net — Rising sea levels, melting glaciers, floods and hurricanes: global warming means urban planners need to rethink how and where to build cities, water experts say. Almost 80 percent of the world’s population lives less than 50 kilometers (30 miles) from a coastline, a jarring fact given that one of the effects of global