Yahoo announces a change in direction in its policy of buying carbon credits to offset their energy-consuming server farms. Instead of buying carbon offsets, Yahoo plans to build a high-tech data center using more renewable energy.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signs into law a mandate from the The California Air Resources Board requiring approximately 14 municipal landfills to install equipment capable of capturing methane gas.
According to the United Nations Environmental Program, buildings consume one-fifth of the world’s available water – a staggering number when considered. So, what do the architecture and engineering (A/E) firms who design those buildings have to say about water use? A recent study by McGraw-Hill’s Construction sheds light on the subject.
Forests, considered to be a major partner in fighting greenhouse gases, are now at the center of a new study being released to the United Nations Forum on Forestry over the next two weeks. The United Nations Forum on Forestry will meet April 20 – May 1 at UN Headquarters in New York City to discuss various forest related issues.