China: World’s Tallest Dam to be Built


The link below is to an article reporting on the approved Chinese dam that will be by far the tallest in the world.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0521-gen-china-dadu-dam.html

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Cambodia: Botum Sakor National Park – Under Threat from Chinese Development


The article below reports on the threat to Cambodia’s Botum Sakor National Park. The threat comes from the proposed development of a number of resorts to be built in the middle of the park.

For more, visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0319-hance_botumsakor.html

ELECTRIC CARS COMING SOONER RATHER THAN LATER


In great news for the environment and consumers it seems that ‘green cars’ will be arriving in Australia sooner rather than later, with infrastructure for electric cars to be set up in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne within four years. The project is a joint venture between AGL, Macquarie Capital and Better Place.

The project aims to set up recharge stations for electric cars at workplaces, homes and shopping centres. It is thought that some 250 000 recharge stations will be built in the project. Such projects have already been set up in Israel and Denmark.

Macquarie Capital is to raise $1 billion to build the recharging network, with AGL to supply renewable energy for the project. Better Place will actually build the network.

Should the project go ahead and the infrastructure be built, motorists will be able to dump petrol and diesel vehicles and move to electric ones. This will of course be a great relief from rising fuel costs and help protect the environment from further greenhouse gas emissions.