Thomas Heatherwick’s London Garden Bridge officially scrapped

August 16, 2017 by  
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Plans to build Thomas Heatherwick ‘s controversial Garden Bridge in London have been officially scrapped. The Garden Bridge Trust charity – created to build and run the bridge  – just announced the end of the project due to the lack of support by London mayor Sadiq Khan. Khan’s reasoning, according to his earlier statement, was led by the project’s spiraling construction and maintenance costs. A financial inquiry into the Garden Bridge project found that the initial estimated costs escalated from £60 million ($77 million) to over £200 million ($259 million). This was determined to be too large of a financial risk to London taxpayers. Related: Architects and artists sling harsh criticism at Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge project Khan withdrew his support for the project following the recommendations of the report which also raised concerns about the fairness of the process of choosing the architects– it was said that Heatherwick Studio and Arup were favored by the procurement system. Heatherwick first unveiled the design for the Garden Bridge in 2013 as a verdant structure that would span the River Thames between Temple and South Bank. “The Garden Bridge has not found its right moment, but I hope one day it will and that London continues to be open to ideas that make life here better,” said a statement from Thomas Heatherwick. + Heatherwick Studio Via Dezeen

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Why JPMorgan Chase committed $200 billion to ‘clean’ financing

August 2, 2017 by  
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The biggest U.S. bank is embracing renewable energy and green infrastructure projects in a big way.

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How business can yield solutions for the soil

August 2, 2017 by  
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We’re spending natural resources faster than we can replenish them. But brands, retailers and traders can help nourish the health of farmlands.

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On Earth Overshoot Day, an ecological budget 42 percent overdrawn

August 2, 2017 by  
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We’re operating at 1.7 times capacity. Is this any way to run a planet?

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Goldman Sachs, Calvert bet on next big thing for green investments

August 1, 2017 by  
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Impact investing is set for staggering growth. Here’s a closer look at the role of environmental impact bonds.

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Episode 69: An inconvenient podcast; Bechtel engineers green infrastructure

March 24, 2017 by  
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On this week’s podcast: Inside Al Gore’s Climate Reality training, and a digest of our World Water Day stories.

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9 VR videos that dive deep into water issues

March 24, 2017 by  
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Immersive experiences bring people face-to-face with our impact on marine ecosystems.

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Report: Cities need $375 billion in green investment

December 2, 2016 by  
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The C40 Climate Leadership Group calls for an urgent increase in low-carbon investment before 2020.

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Petal-shaped stations and rapid transport pods are an elegant green mobility solution for Dubai

December 2, 2016 by  
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The Metrino rapid transport in  Dubai is a lightweight, sustainable mobility solution based on a system of state-of-the-art pods that would connect city destinations in a 6-mile radius. Brazilian architecture firm Fernandes Arquitetos Associados designed the project as an interactive system that integrates various means of transportation into a single, efficient network. Each pod – housed under an elegant petal-like station – holds four passengers and can provide everything from views of Dubai’s beautiful scenery to efficient transport between the water, parking areas and shopping destinations. Metrino would connect thousands of people across an area over 6 miles in radius, providing easy access to Dubai’s waterfront , subway, parking lots and Dubai Mall. Transparent and interactive , the pods would accommodate up to 4 passengers and transport them through a system of light guide beams. Related: Ortega Submersible’s electric submarine lets three divers jet through the seven seas Each pod has an interactive control panel that concentrates all the functions, destination, system map, information about the city and its sights, music, alerts and advertising. The beam system, supported at every 82 feet, lead to beautifully designed stations and distribution points sheltered under petal-shaped canopies . + Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

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Why PepsiCo aims to repair watersheds in Latin American cities

November 15, 2016 by  
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The beverage and food giant aims to restore 600,000 cubic meters of aquifer lands with the help of the Nature Conservancy.

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