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SCAQMD's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Public Forum

Hawthorne-The third weekend in January is looked upon with great anticipation. This is when Americans all across the country commemorates the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-The Drum Major for Justice, with programs leading up to the official holiday on Monday, January 20, 2014.

A capacity multi-cultural, multi ethnic crowd gathered inside the Hawthorne Memorial Center on Saturday, January 18, to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The program entitled "A Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of... Read More

Cumbria and the Lake District.

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The mountains of England’s Lake District are also known as the Cumbrian Mountains or the Lakeland Fells. The area measures about forty square miles and was formed from a large emplacement of igneous intrusive rock called a batholith that formed millions of years ago from cooled magma deep in the Earth’s crust.

It’s one of England’s most beautiful places and was designated a National Park on 9 May 1951. The Lake District is situated in the County of Cumbria in North West England. There are 19 lakes in the area. They are Bassenthwaite Lake,... Read More

This year was a big year for the environment, with conservation and renewable energy finally enjoying the spotlight in the mainstream media. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest stories of the year, and what the future might hold for 2014.

January

January was a victory for renewable energy. Japan announced plans to start work on the biggest wind farm in the world. The wind farm will feature 143 wind turbines, and will be located 16KM off the cost of Fukushima, the site of the nuclear reactor that was severely damaged during the Tsunami of 2011.

February

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Futuristic Architecture

Rising to over 500 meters, the ‘pertamina energy tower’ will become the centerpiece of the energy company’s headquarters, forming a new landmark for the jakarta skyline. the 99-storey structure, designed by SOM, will embody the ideals of sustainable design, comprising a ‘wind funnel’ at its peak which will take advantage of prevailing winds, generating energy for the building. the site will function as a city within a city, bringing together living, working and recreational space.

project completion year: 2020 site area: 57,512 sqm project area:... Read More

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/progessive-responsible-agenda-to-tackle-climate-change-is-essential-20131128-2ybya.html

Our record since colonisation is not good and we now live with the legacy of our land, water and human settlement management practices.

With leadership, application and the implementation of sound environmental policies we can and should be working to remedy this legacy. Strategic policy development and implementation will generate solutions.

My report reflects the fact that the task is vast and the need urgent. Report after report tells us to... Read More

The mining industry around the globe has been showing some signs of recovery. According to CNN, the Metals & Mining Index has bounced about 10% since the beginning of July as a result of the unexpected increase in China’s exports which in turn led to a rise in demand for commodities. As emerging countries such as China continue to grow, it should help raise prices for mining companies. Here are some basics to know prior to investing in the mining industry.

Where to Invest

Compared to countries with political and economic instability, the US offers a stable investment climate... Read More

Steel buildings that have been created with more durable materials can provide a number of important ecological and environmental benefits. More durable construction means that fewer resources will be needed in terms of long-term maintenance or a premature replacement. The resources and materials needed to conduct repairs or perform routine upkeep on structures that have not been designed for long-term use may make a far greater environmental impact than you may have expected. Structures that have been built to last and that make use of a simpler and more durable design offer a more sustainable... Read More

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