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Land cover change

What is land cover? Land cover refers to the physical cover occurring on the surface of the earth. This could be natural like grasslands, savannas, forests or the ocean, or it could be man made structures like buildings, roads or dams. 330 more words

Biodiversity Impacts

Canada's Great Bear Rainforest Protected from Logging

In a landmark deal that took 20 years to reach, Canada will protect over 7.7 million acres of one of the world’s last intact temperate rainforests in coastal British Columbia. 918 more words

Environment

'Green Sponge' Stormwater Park

Qunli Stormwater Park: Heilongjiang Province, China

Principal Designers: Turenscape.
Design Director: Kongjian Yu.
Collaborators: Long Xiang, Han Xiaoye, Song Benming, Li Hongli, Zhang Wenjuan, Men Fanxin, Meng Xiangyun, Li Guo, Zhang Li, Giuan Miaomiao, Xu Bo, Yuan Enkai, He Chong, Chen Feng, Lin Hong. 572 more words

Ramsar - the city for Wetlands (Hooray! It's World Wetlands Day!)

2nd February 1971, marks the date of the signing of the The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance – the Ramsar Convention – in the Iranian city of Ramsar, located on the shores of the Caspian Sea. 703 more words

Environment

How London is shifting the nature debate

This post is by Peter Massini, principal policy officer – green infrastructure, at the Greater London Authority. He writes here in a personal capacity.

The natural environment sector shares a general aim: the protection, conservation and improvement of nature. 802 more words

Nature And Wildlife

Flood Risks and Environmental Vulnerability — Exploring the Synergies Between Floodplain Restoration, Water Policies and Thematic Policies

European Environment Agency
http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/flood-risks-and-environmental-vulnerability

This report focuses on the role of floodplains in flood protection, water management, nature protection or agriculture and the impact of hydromorphological alterations on the ecosystem services that floodplains provide. 54 more words

Climate Change

U.S. Invests $1 Billion to Boost Resilience

Five cities, both large and small, and eight states were winners of the first-ever National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), which was organized by the U.S. 904 more words

Landscape Architecture