Virtually Tour the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design: a certified Living Building on Georgia Tech’s Atlanta campus

Photo: Rooftop Garden by Gregg Willett We build roads that allow vehicles to move safely, while channeling rainfall “away.” Our impervious developments require more infrastructure to convey stormwater “away.” We tear down buildings and throw them “away.” But there is no “away.” Our built environment burdens communities with externalities, taxpayers with costs, and future generations […]

USGBC expands LEED Earth to homes, communities and cities

LEED Earth has enabled the expansion of green building to nearly 200 countries around the world, USGBC says. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced it is expanding LEED Earth—a campaign designed to bring LEED to countries where green building is still emerging and offers certification at no cost to the first project to certify—to homes, communities […]

WGH DC underlines need to preserve water

TURA, Feb 10: West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Ram Singh has laid stress on the need for citizenry to conserve water and focus on rainwater harvesting. Singh emphasized this during the district-level launch of an awareness campaign — ‘Catch the Rain – Where it Falls, When it Falls’ — in Tura on Wednesday. The program […]

Climate-smart water management is fundamental for sustainable development

In response to the urgent call for action on climate change, more than 110 countries have pledged carbon neutrality by 2050 and many more are working on improving their national climate targets ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 next year. And yet, climate change does not only compel us to jointly and urgently act, […]

CONGO: EU allocates nearly €20m to fight floods and waste

The European Union (EU) has just validated a subsidy of 13 billion CFA francs (about 20 million euros) in favour of Congo Brazzaville. The funding granted via the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) is intended for the rehabilitation and extension of rainwater collection and management systems in this Central African country. The grant agreement between […]

Russian and American Scientists say warming water is pushing Bering Sea pollock into new territory

In a new study, scientists have linked warming Arctic temperatures, changing wind patterns and shifting currents to movement of commercially valuable Alaska pollock in the Bering Sea. The Bering Sea has seen the loss of a summer cold water barrier in recent years, which used to keep pollock from spreading out and moving north. But […]