Manchester, U.K. Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually fared better than renewables on some environmental impacts, according to new research.
Construction companies and academics can now test low-carbon construction materials and systems in realistic open-air conditions. The HIVE, based at the University of Baths Building Research Park, Swindon, is the first facility of its kind in the UK.
Golder Associates issued its third annual Sustainable Development Report. Golder said the theme of the 2013 Sustainable Development Report, Navigating Rugged Terrain, reflects its experience in advancing its sustainable development mandate at a time when challenging market conditions compelled it to streamline the scope of plans and activities across many areas of its business.
Reston, Va. The somber ecological consequences of human-caused landscape change and unsustainable water use in a western watershed are carefully examined in the recently published book, Requiem for the Santa Cruz: An Environmental History of an Arizona River.
Dubuque, Iowa Sustainability is classically and creatively exemplified in the City of Dubuques recently completed Water and Resource Recovery Center (W&RRC) project. The project represents more than 20 years of collaborative civil engineering by the City of Dubuque, its citizens, and Strand Associates, Inc. After completion of a 20-year facilities plan, the city hired Strand to complete the design and construction of upgrades to the W&RRC.
Soil mechanics theory explains a new method for stabilizing shallow landslides.
Austin, Texas the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) program released the SITES v2 Rating System for developing sustainable landscapes for use by landscape architects, designers, engineers, architects, developers, policymakers, and others who work in land design and development. The SITES v2 Rating System and an accompanying Reference Guide provide a set of best practices, performance benchmarks, and tools for creating and evaluating sustainable landscapes. Successful projects are recognized with certification.
Washington, D.C. Highway, bridge, transit and waterway projects from across the country were recognized for their contributions to environmental protection and mitigation during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundations (ARTBA-TDF) 15th annual Globe Awards event, held June 10 in the Nations Capital as part of the associations Federal Issues Program.
Milestones on the road toward the triple bottom line