Commercial Real Estate & Green Buildings in New York City In good news for green building across Kings County, Brooklyn has placed fourth on a recent list of cities ranked by square footage of green roofs. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (“GRHC”) recently released the results of its 2007 Green Roof Survey, which collects data on the size, composition, and location of green roofs in North America. The survey, which GRHC has been conducting annually since 2004, placed Brooklyn at number 4 on the list of the top 10 green roof cities, with 102,908 square feet of green roofs implemented in 2007. Chicago came in first for the fourth year in a row with 517,633 square feet. GRHC points to Chicago’s policies that support the creation of green roofs, such as F.A.R. bonuses and tax increment financing, as the reason for their repeated superior ranking.
Beyond the Limits Beyond the Limits is a 1992 book continuing the modeling of the consequences of a rapidly growing global population that was started in Limits to Growth. Donella Meadows, Dennis Meadows, and Jørgen Randers are the authors and all were involved in the original Club of Rome study as well. Beyond the Limits (Chelsea Green Publishing Company) and Earthscan addressed many of the criticisms of the Limits of Growth book, but still has caused controversy and mixed reactions. Reviews "Society has gone into overshoot, … a state of being beyond limits without knowing it. These limits are more like speed limits than barriers at the end of the road: the rate at which renewable resources can renew themselves, the rate at which we can change from nonrenewable resources to renewable ones, and the rate at which nature can recycle our pollution. … [W]e are overshooting such crucial resources as food and water while overwhelming nature with pollutants like those causing global warming
Map Explorer Explore maps of future climate as simulated by individual climate models. IMPORTANT: When viewing and using results from individual climate models, it is imperative that you also take account of the range in the climate projections. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to use the Climate Futures approach to identify two or three models that capture the range of results relevant to your application. The Ultra-Prominences Page A major project to precisely catalog every mountain in the world with 1,500 meters (4,921') of prominence. Prominence is the relative elevation of a mountain summit. Prominence is the elevation difference between a summit and the highest point (saddle) that separates that summit from any higher summit.
Why we'd be lost without the suburbs Are the suburbs what make Britain great? Should Reginald Perrin have thanked his lucky stars for a middle-management job, cul-de-sac home and peaceful, if monotonous existence? Daniel Finkelstein writes that Sunshine Desserts – the company that drove Perrin to distraction in the late David Nobbs’s sitcom – represents “the height of civilisation”. He says: “The HR department of a children’s shoe brand has never launched a war.
7 billion people and you: What's your number? Sources: All population data are based on estimates by the UN Population Division and all calculations provided by the UN Population Fund. The remaining data are from other sections of the UN, the Global Footprint Network and the International Telecommunications Union.
Origin of crops by Colin K. Khoury, Harold A. Achicanoy, Carlos Navarro-Racines, Steven Sotelo, and Andy Jarvis at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). Electricity around the world: everything about plugs, sockets, voltages, converters, etc. Last update: 9 January 2014 There are 15 types of electrical outlet plugs in use today, each of which has been assigned a letter by the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), starting with A and moving through the alphabet. These letters are completely arbitrary: they don’t actually mandate anything.
Finding seclusion in a world of 7 billion Updated Fri 4 Nov 2011, 6:08pm AEDT Escaping in a world of 7 billion people is becoming increasingly difficult, but in Australia - one of the least densely populated countries - seclusion still exists. The global population passed the 7 billion milestone this week and is expected to hit 9 billion by 2050. Hayman Island on the Great Barrier Reef is about eight kilometres in circumference, with a population of just a few hundred. Photographer Lisa Burns, 27, has lived there for the past two years. Aurora Australis Viewing Locations ( southern hemisphere ) ABOUTA collated map of aurora australis viewing locations in Australia & New Zealand.The map was established and is overseen by the admins of Facebook group Aurora Australis Tasmania.FYI: In the southern hemisphere we face South to view aurora australis ........( in the northern hemisphere you face North to view aurora borealis ) ==================== DATA LICENSING ====================Please do not collect / disseminate our map location information Please ask for permission if you wish to re-use our informationAs per respective entities======================================================= DISCLAIMER & SAFETY NOTICE:> Care taken but no responsibility is given for the accuracy of the map - locations have been supplied by members of Aurora Australis Tasmania &/or Aurora Australis (New Zealand) facebook groups, who are contributing the location to be suitable for viewing an aurora australis from. !!
Access World Bank Data So. You're looking for the World Bank's data. Here are the top 5 ways I access it, what are yours? 1) data.worldbank.org Our most popular open data destination - the main World Bank Data site gives you an overview of the data we have on a country, region or topic. Mineral Commodity Summaries Published on an annual basis, this report is the earliest Government publication to furnish estimates covering nonfuel mineral industry data. Data sheets contain information on the domestic industry structure, Government programs, tariffs, and 5-year salient statistics for over 90 individual minerals and materials. Mineral Commodity Summaries (Complete) PDF format, recent editions: | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | TXT Format: | 1996 | Appendixes PDF Format: | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 |2012 |2013 | 2014 | 2015 | TXT Format: | 1996 |