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This week's environmental news roundup: September 16th 2011

This week's environmental news roundup: September 16th 2011

Posted Fri, 16 Sep 2011 14:30:00 GMT by Laura Brown

The biggest news stories affecting the environment from around the globe. The article covers environmental news topics for week 37 for dates between Monday September 12th, 2011 up to and including Friday September 16th, 2011.

This week's environmental news roundup: September 16th 2011

How green is your airport?

How green is your airport?

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:20:00 GMT by John Dean

Aviation has long been the 'enfant terrible' of the environmental movement with the increasing number of fights blamed for dramatically forcing up greenhouse gas emissions. One of the main concerns for green campaigners is the size of the airports needed to handle all the world's extra traffic.

How green is your airport?

Auckland Zoo captures NZ's natural heart

Auckland Zoo captures NZ's natural heart

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 08:10:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

A new exhibit at Auckland Zoo opens this week to showcase how science and conservation can live together. Called Te Wao Nui, the $16 million exhibit encompasses the natural unique habitats and environment of Aotearoa New Zealand and offers visitors to Auckland Zoo a glimpse into New Zealand's natural world.

Auckland Zoo captures NZ's natural heart

Nomads may hold the answer to drought crisis

Nomads may hold the answer to drought crisis

Posted Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:54:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

Mobile pastoralism is believed to be the key to finding a solution to the drought disaster gripping the Horn of Africa. Experts have in the past targeted pastoralism and the nomadic lifestyle in the Horn of Africa as being an ineffective livelihood and a cause of many of the drought-related problems facing the region.

Nomads may hold the answer to drought crisis

Preserving British film heritage in the BFI's Master Film Store

Preserving British film heritage in the BFI's Master Film Store

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:17:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Stunning sustainable building is intended to keep UK films safe for more than half a century. The Master Film Store is expected to set a benchmark for the preservation of film and also receive a BREEAM Excellent Rating, which is the world-class code for sustainability awarded by the UK's Building Research Establishment.

Preserving British film heritage in the BFI's Master Film Store

Community Forests safer than protected areas

Community Forests safer than protected areas

Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2011 10:11:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Parklands play a role in forest management, but banning communities from using forests harms more than helps forests, says the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Why? Because when local communities traditionally rely on forests for at least part of their livelihood or survival, they're not just going to stay out.

Community Forests safer than protected areas

Anna Maria Island aims for zero emissions

Anna Maria Island aims for zero emissions

Posted Fri, 19 Aug 2011 16:01:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Historic Florida community shows beauty and sustainability can be combined. Anna Maria Island in Florida is becoming a zero-carbon community. It's not got there yet, but the drive and vision of its co-owners, energetic husband-and-wife team Lizzie Vann Thrasher and Mike Thrasher, is powering it onwards, or rather downwards - in terms of energy use and carbon emissions.

Anna Maria Island aims for zero emissions

Audubon holds 75th annual Hog Island camp

Audubon holds 75th annual Hog Island camp

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2011 17:23:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

The Audubon Hog Island Camp celebrates its 75th year on August 20. The camp is held to educate children, adults and families about birds as well as the environment in general. First held in 1936, the camp is held to educate children, adults and families about birds, conservation and the environment in general.

Audubon holds 75th annual Hog Island camp

Fieldpower Organics signposts the way to zero-carbon farming

Fieldpower Organics signposts the way to zero-carbon farming

Posted Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:39:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

One man's journey from market researcher to organic farmer. The Fieldpower Organics, created by Paul Sousek concentrates on zero-carbon farming practices. He decided to implement his own style of organic farming with near-zero use of fossil fuels, powered as much as possible by renewable energy, using local inputs and selling produce locally, to try to create an example of a self-sufficient and resilient food supply.

Fieldpower Organics signposts the way to zero-carbon farming

'Green people' in global tourism - a new way to travel

'Green people' in global tourism - a new way to travel

Posted Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:18:24 GMT by Ksenya Kopilovsky

There are many ways to travel the world and have a great vacation. More and more people opt for a sustainable vacation that benefits the planet as well as their well-being. Ecotourism can be 'passive'- buying your holiday package from companies that donate part of their proceedings to local charities, booking environmentally friendly-accommodation and searching for ethical guarantees on the holiday-provider's brochure or website.

'Green people' in global tourism - a new way to travel

Volunteer with a lot of bottle builds green school

Volunteer with a lot of bottle builds green school

Posted Wed, 03 Aug 2011 15:42:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Across Guatemala plastic bottles are being filled with rubbish to help build badly-needed schools, American Peace Corps volunteer Justin Hargesheimer has been working on one such project. Before the project started on May 24, pupils studied outside with just a metal roof to shelter them from the heavy rains of western Guatemala, they should have a new school ready by August 21.

Volunteer with a lot of bottle builds green school

How green are the 2012 London Olympic Games?

How green are the 2012 London Olympic Games?

Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:19:00 GMT by Laura Brown

A year before the opening ceremony at the London 2012 Olympics how green are the Games shaping up to be? Six venues are already completed, well on schedule. But how green are the venues that have been built across the capital and will the games contribute to the environment?

How green are the 2012 London Olympic Games?

A new hope for aquaculture, eco-clean fish farms

A new hope for aquaculture, eco-clean fish farms

Posted Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:00:00 GMT by Ksenya Kopilovsky

A new patent developed by a scientist in Israel allows for fish farms to minimize or even illiminate water pollution and fish contamination. According to a report by the UN Fish and Agriculture Organization, aquaculture (artificially grown seafood) provides over 47% of total world supply of seafood.

A new hope for aquaculture, eco-clean fish farms

Eating lamb is worst for the environment

Eating lamb is worst for the environment

Posted Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:25:06 GMT by Laura Brown

Study of American foodstuffs finds lamb has the biggest carbon footprint. The study found the foods with the biggest carbon footprint include lamb, beef, cheese, pork and farmed salmon. Lamb has the greatest impact on the environment with a generation of 39.3 kg of carbon dioxide per kilo eaten.

Eating lamb is worst for the environment

Fishing for Food

Fishing for Food

Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2011 14:06:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

Fishing for Food is a Human Right! The denial of access to the subsistence fishing spots by the Durban authorities has impacted gravely on lives of Durban's subsistence fishers, a definitive case of 'The Inequality of Survival'.

Fishing for Food

Green star over China

Green star over China

Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:44:01 GMT by David Vranicar

China gets ridiculed by the West for its environmental record, and much of that criticism is well-deserved. But when it comes to high-speed rail - which many believe is the future of green travel - China can look down its nose at everyone else.

Green star over China

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