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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Vasco da Gama Bridge – Portugal

The image shows the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts),located in the Portuguese capital. At the North of the image shows the mouth of the Tagus river. Read More

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Builder Erects Last Beam of 2nd Bulgaria-Romania Danube Bridge

Spanish construction company FCC has erected the last pole of the so calledDanube Bridge 2, the so second bridge linking Bulgaria and Romania across the Danube. The last beam of the Vidin-Calafat bridge completed on Wednesday is 44.76 m in height, the FCC company said. The builder is working on completing the bridge platform, the road lanes, and the railway line. As of the end of February 2011, Danube

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

World Water Day – TODAY!

There are 7 billion people to feed on the planet today and another 2 billion are expected to join by 2050. Statistics say that each of us drinks from 2 to 4 litres of water every day, however most of the water we ‘drink’ is embedded in the food we eat: producing 1 kilo of beef

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Marine Problems Cost World Billions, study says

A new study says the cost of damaging our oceans could run up to $2 trillion. Pollution, overfishing and climate change are severely compounding each other and shouldn’t be tackled individually, the report warns. Pollution, overfishing and climate change are just some of the environmental pressures that are amplifying each other more than previously assumed, according

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Russia Eyes Mariana Trench as Cameron Prepares to Dive

Russia is joining the race to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest ocean crevice on Earth, famous explorer Artur Chilingarov has said. Chilingarov, the deputy head of Russia’s Geographic Society, is mostly associated with the Kremlin’s Arctic ambitions. He told a Moscow news conference on Monday that three design bureaus were working

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Europe’s Next Weather Satellite Gears Up for Launch

Following the safe arrival of the MetOp-B weather satellite in Kazakhstan, the sophisticated craft is now being carefully assembled and tested before launch on 23 May. MetOp-B will provide essential data for weather forecasting and climate monitoring. Developed as a joint undertaking between ESA and Eumetsat, the MetOp programme comprises a series of three identical satellites

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Call for proposals for China-UK Programme in Global Priorities

Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) have launched a joint call to strengthen the existing research links between the UK and China. Funding will be provided to facilitate bilateral co-operation between British and Chinese research groups in the research areas of healthy ageing populations, energy and food security.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Improving Application of EU Environmental Laws

Commission looks at ways to help countries realise the health and economic benefits of fully applying the EU’s environmental laws. The failure by governments to fully apply the EU’s environmental laws drains our economy of an estimated €50 billion a year, due mainly to costs to our health and of cleaning up the environment. Ensuring EU laws

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

US Imaging Invests in Optech Lidar-Camera System

Optech, the world leader in the development, manufacture and support of advanced lidar and camera survey instruments, is pleased to announce that US Imaging, Inc. has purchased an integrated airborne surveying and mapping system, including an Optech ALTM Orion M300 configured with two advanced aerial digital cameras—an Optech CS-10000 and an Optech T-4800 oblique camera—to

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Germany’s Failing Environmental Projects

The energy-saving light bulb ends up as hazardous waste, too much insulation promotes mold and household drains are emitting a putrid odor because everyone is saving water. Many of Germany’s efforts to protect the environment are a chronic failure, but that’s unlikely to change.  Read More

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