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Adjustments to Dam Operation Has Huge Impact on Salmon

February 25, 2014 - in Energy, Maintenance, Projects, Water

By adjusting water discharges in ways designed to boost salmon productivity, officials at a dam in central Washington were able to more than triple the numbers of juvenile salmon downstream of the dam over a 30-year period, according to a study published Feb.…

Study Shows Urbanisation’s Impact on Biodiversity

February 19, 2014 - in Environment

A dataset, described as the largest of it kind to date, has assessed the impact of urbanisation on biodiversity levels around the globe. It found that…

Increasing Calls to Foster Biodiversity in World’s Cities

January 7, 2014 - in Environment

The portion of the planet characterized as urban is on track to triple from 2000 to 2030—that is, we are already almost halfway there. Meanwhile, 17…

Twelve Cities Apply for European Green Capital Award 2016

November 6, 2013 - in Environment, Projects

The deadline for submitting entries to become European Green Capital 2016 is now closed and the following 12 cities from 11 different countries have entered the competition: Dąbrowa Górnicza (Poland) Essen (Germany) Larissa (Greece) Ljubljana (Slovenia)…

Australian Cities Plan with Wildlife in Mind Thanks to a New Tool

April 30, 2013 - in Environment, Planning

Australian citizens can become more involved in planning their cities with wildlife in mind thanks to a new tool developed by researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED). “When it comes to urban planning, protecting wildlife…

Energy Utility RWE and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Join Forces

January 25, 2013 - in Energy

Today, Germany’s number one power producer RWE and IUCN signed a three-year agreement on biodiversity management at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The aim is to further integrate protection of biological diversity into the corporate business decisions…

Biodiversity an Important Consideration in City Building for Longterm Sustainability

November 18, 2012 - in Environment

Understanding how biodiversity can contribute to sustainable urban development will be vital as 70% of the world’s population moves into cities, an expert from the Stockholm Resilience Centre has warned. Thomas Elmqvist, a Professor at the University of…

Urban Areas to Double by 2030, and Have Opportunities to be Greener, According to UN Study

October 16, 2012 - in Corporate

Global urbanization will have significant implications for biodiversity and ecosystems if current trends continue, with knock-on effects for human health and development, according to a new assessment by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity…