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Dubai Home to World's Most Sustainable Building

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July 5, 2013
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Dubai, better known for its towering skyscrapers is also home to the world's most sustainable commercial building. Hayley Platt takes a look at 'The Change Initiative' - recently awarded the world's most sustainable building.


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Environmental Research: Sustainability in the Rainforest

Environmental Research: Sustainability in the Rainforest

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 19, 2013) — Can ecologically sound forestry be carried out in the tropics? Scientists from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) say it can. They have developed criteria for the sustainable cultivation and trade in tropical timber. The FSC seal of certification is a visible sign of compliance with their principles. Companies that do business according to the standards of sustainable forestry can mark their products with it. Customers in Germany, for instance, can check to see what kind of wood they are buying, and trace its origin. But the seal has sparked debate. Various environmental protection organizations are strictly for or against it, with comments ranging from "exemplary to "completely misguided. Tomorrow Today explains how the FSC's monitoring system works, and whether its seal can really be trusted.
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Green 'Earthship' Homes Do Their Bit to Save the Planet

Green 'Earthship' Homes Do Their Bit to Save the Planet

AFP (Dec. 5, 2014) — Amidst worries about global warming and resource depletion, some US communities have turned to ultra-sustainable housing, known as 'Eathships'. Examples can be found across the world, but their spiritual home remains in New Mexico. Duration: 02:15 Video provided by AFP
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Ecosystem Under Threat Inle Lake in Myanmar

Ecosystem Under Threat Inle Lake in Myanmar

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 5, 2013) — Inle Lake is the second-largest freshwater lake in Myanmar and home to the Inthe people. But the lake's ecosystem is now under threat through overfishing, deforestation, pollution and silting. Climate change is also having an impact. In 2010, extremely low water levels in the lake cut off access to the Hpaung Daw U Pagoda. That served as a wake-up call for local residents. The United Nations now supports a program promoting sustainable fishing, organic farming and raising awareness of conservation issues. Part of the initiative has been the introduction of a no-fish zone in the lake.
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