China is planning a series of massive infrastructure projects across four continents, an initiative that conservation biologist William Laurance described as “environmentally, the riskiest venture ever undertaken."
This year’s winners include activists who went undercover to expose corruption, and community leaders who strove to achieve safe environments for their people and fought for their rights, often at great personal risk.
A cement town at the centre of China’s air pollution crisis is looking for a clean break, demolishing cement plants and building new roads and water treatment facilities to attract investment especially from former cement factory owners.
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KPMG used its 'True Value' methodology to assess the social and environmental impact of Ambuja Cements, a subsidiary of Holcim. The main risks were greenhouse gas emissions, water extraction and land disputes.
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The newly opened Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney boasts more than 25 sustainable design features and has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.
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The CDL Green Gallery at the Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Museum is the first zero-energy gallery in Singapore. Eco-Business profiles the cutting-edge technologies that have helped achieve this.
The ability of scientists to make accurate predictions about future effects of CO2 will be boosted by vital data from a US satellite being launched to take a detailed inventory of the planet’s sinks and sources of carbon.
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Add this to China's mass manufacturing ability: a 3D printer in Shanghai can build 10 houses within 24 hours by repurposing China's 1.5 billion tonnes of construction waste into 'ink'.
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start2see and Build21c have undertaken a detailed analysis of all the significant greenhouse gas emission sources related to building (the structure of) a house. By breaking down emissions per material, ...
start2see has completed a life cycle study for Aurora Construction Materials (ACM) in Melbourne, comparing the greenhouse gas emissions from E-Crete - a geopolymer based concrete product manufactured by ACM ...