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Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

2010 Africa World Cup to Fuel Sustainable Growth

EPROP – 2010 Soccer World Cup Local Organising Committee is confident that the tournament will fuel long-term sustainable economic growth. Speaking at the 2010 National Communications Partnership Conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday, Danny Jordaan, CEO of the 2010 Cup, said: “There are economic, social and political objectives we (the committee and its partners) want to

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Russia Plans Massive Investment in Eastern Territories

VLADIVOSTOCK NEWS – A total of 427 billion rubles ($16.6 billion) will be allocated from the federal budget up to the year 2013 for the development of Russia’s Far East and eastern Trans-Baikal territories, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin announced at the first international Pacific Economic Congress in Vladivostok on July 28. The finances will go

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Environment Makes ’Quantum Leap’ in Middle East and North Africa

THE WORLD BANK – In the 1990s, concern for the environment was not a top priority in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). Fifteen years later, there’s been a “quantum leap” on the environmental front as the region has moved from zero investment in environmental protection to investments in every country, says Sherif

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Childhood at Risk from Poor Urban Planning

UNITED KINGDOM – Poorly designed road and housing developments are invading children’s space, according to the Government’s advisory body, the Sustainable Development Commission. Large building projects, aircraft flyovers and busy roads are causing excessive noise levels, increased pollution and safety fears, and preventing children from enjoying their local parks and neighbourhoods. Read More.

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Africa: Mapping Can Save Forests

SciDev.NET–Mapping and remote sensing technology can be used by developing countries to conserve forests and biodiversity, say experts. Such ‘geospatial’ technology is helping African countries to conserve forests and identify areas in need of intervention, said scientists at a meeting organised by the Society for Conservation GIS-Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya, last week (20 July). Read

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Get to INTERGEO

INTERGEO starting from EUR 79 – Get to INTERGEO in Leipzig fast, easily and cheaply with Deutsche Bahn AG, making Leipzig accessible in just one day. Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing trip.

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Stereocarto Provides High Resolution Output

Offering the complete digital photogrammetric production workflow to its customers, Stereocarto recently recognized their need for a high-performance, consistently accurate scanner.  

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Intermap Technologies Wins Excellence Award

Intermap Technologies Corp. has been awarded top honors in the Photogrammetry / Elevation Data Generation category at the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards ceremony, held on July 16 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Small is Powerful

For a long time now the renewable power of water has been harnessed for a wide variety of hydraulic applications, in all parts of the world, and it is currently the most common source of renewable energy (RES) for the production of electricity. In Greece , hydroelectric power stations produced 3,693 gigawatts/hour of electricity in 2000,

Friday, August 10th, 2007

UK Sustainable Future: White Paper

The White Paper sets out our detailed proposals for reform of the planning system, building on Kate Barker’s recommendations for improving the speed, responsiveness and efficiency in land use planning, and taking forward Kate Barker’s and Rod Eddington’s proposals for reform of major infrastructure planning.

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