Archive for December, 2009

Cancun’s underwater art gallery

Jason deCaires Taylor discusses his underwater sculpture exhibition in the clear waters of Cancun in the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula that he hopes will attract tourists, while showcasing the process of reef evolution. The British artist plans to place 400 life size figure statues on the seabed of the National Marine Park on the west coast of Isla Mujeres. Source: Reuters

D.C. introduces Building Efficiency law

The new year will bring a new commercial building efficiency law in D.C. that could go nationwide and actually make buildings more affordable for owners. Source: Clean Skies News

Contested deal breaks climate deadlock

World leaders finally clinched a climate deal at the end of the marathon talks in Copenhagen but admitted it would not halt global warming, while environmental campaigners and representatives of the poorest countries denounced the outcome as an abject failure. Source: AFP

Cereplast – a greener alternative to plastic

It looks like plastic, and feels like plastic, but is not the regular plastic that environmentalists love to hate. Cereplast products are made from organic resins and rely on far fewer petrochemicals than the real thing – what’s more, they are mostly biodegradable. Source: AFP

Tear gas and arrests mar climate summit

Danish police used tear gas and truncheons to stop an activists march at the global climate summit in Copenhagen, arresting some 260 people as anger boiled over at the high-stakes talks. Source: AFP

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