Stockholm Partnerships for Sustainable Cities is an organization which gathers and disseminates information and technology developed through urban sustainability projects in several countries. The organization attempts to help representatives of national and local governments, industry, non-governmental organisations, academia, media, finance institutions and international organisations to share t...[Read More]
The Bayou Bridge Pipeline (BBP) is a 162.5-mile crude oil pipeline planned from Lake Charles, Louisiana to St. James, Louisiana by Bayou Bridge, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners. Communities directly impacted by the pipeline have asked the Army Corps of Engineers for an Environmental Impact Statement. The Corps refused to do so and approved the project on 15 December 2017.
The Food Justice Movement is described a grassroots initiative emerging from many communities in response to food insecurity and economic pressures that prevent access to healthy, nutritious, and culturally appropriate foods. This community action can come in the form of urban of community gardens and farms, programs that educate the community about healthy food options, food drives, and much more...[Read More]
rECOrd is a Local Biological Records Centre (LRC) serving Cheshire, Halton, Warrington and Wirral (including the vice-county 'pan-handle' boundary around Stockport) - 'The Cheshire region'. It provides a local facility for the storage, validation and usage of Cheshire-based biological data under the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) project. It is one of a number of local Biological Records Cent...[Read More]
The Power Tower is the first high-rise office tower to attempt to meet the strict Passive House energy efficiency building standard. It was built to house the corporate headquarters of the Austrian utility company Energie AG in Linz, Austria.
In accordance with the Passive House standard the building has no connection to the local district heating system, and requires no fossil fuel inputs to main...[Read More]
The International Tundra Experiment (ITEX) is a long-term international collaboration of researchers examining the responses of arctic and alpine plants and ecosystems to climate change. The ITEX network consists of more than 20 sites in polar and alpine locations around the world. Researchers measure plant responses to standardized, small-scale passive warming, snow manipulations, and nutrient ad...[Read More]
The Reserves-to-production ratio (RPR or R/P) is the remaining amount of a non-renewable resource, expressed in time. While applicable to all natural resources, the RPR is most commonly applied to fossil fuels, particularly petroleum and natural gas. The reserve portion (numerator) of the ratio is the amount of a resource known to exist in an area and to be economically recoverable (proven reserve...[Read More]
The work of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ (prior to 28 November 2006 UFZ-Umweltforschungszentrum Leipzig-Halle GmbH) covers both basic research and applied research.
The UFZ was established on 12 December 1991. The Centre commenced its research activities on 2 January 1992. The UFZ has locations in Leipzig, Halle and Magdeburg. In addition, it operates experimental statio...[Read More]
Maharishi Vastu Architecture (MVA) is a set of architectural and planning principles assembled by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi based on "ancient Sanskrit texts" Maharishi Vastu Architecture is also called "Maharishi Sthapatya Veda" (MVA), "Fortune-Creating" buildings and homes, and "Maharishi Vedic architecture".
MVA has strict rules governing the orientation and proportions of a building. The most impor...[Read More]
The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) is a global partnership of countries that are disproportionately affected by the consequences of global warming. The forum addresses the negative effects of global warming as a result of heightened socioeconomic and environmental vulnerabilities. These countries actively seek a firm and urgent resolution to the current intensification of climate change, domestica...[Read More]
The African village dog is a type of dog that is not a mix of modern breeds but rather a direct descendant of indigenous dogs. While a study done by Cornell University caused some to believe that Africa was the earliest site of domestication for dogs, a further study by Peter Savolainen reaffirmed the theory that dogs were first domesticated in China.