• Eminent Publication For Floodplain Managers Turns 17
    The job of a floodplain manager is fundamental to the efficient management of floodplain resources as well as flood mitigation. He or she also the chief community administrator in the implementation of flood loss reduction activities daily which includes enforcing the ordinance of the community regarding flood damage prevention, updating flood maps, projects, and plans as well as policies of the locality. Being a floodplain manager is a complex and tough job. However, with the help of floodplain management newsletters, an essential publication for floodplain managers, the whole thing becomes more accessible and more straightforward for them. Floodplain Manager is…
  • Retrofitting existing masonry cavity walled buildings with a green or living wall could be a game-changer in helping countries achieve net-zero commitments.
  • Referred to as 'China's Venice of the Stone Age', the Liangzhu excavation site in eastern China is considered one of the most significant testimonies of early Chinese advanced civilization. More than 5000 years ago, the city already had an elaborate water management system. Until now, it has been controversial what led to the sudden collapse. Massive flooding triggered by anomalously intense monsoon rains caused the collapse, as geologists and climate researchers have now shown.
  • New research shows how switching from a restricted diet to eating as much as you like could be beneficial for reproduction in later life. Researchers studied the eating and mating habits of the small fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. They found that those that switched from a restricted diet to unlimited food, started mating and reproducing more.
  • The Namib Desert in southwestern Africa is considered the oldest desert on Earth. It also gives rise to some of the planet’s tallest dunes.
  • Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid or comet about 10 miles (14 kilometers) wide smashed into Earth. It struck what is now Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, which was then lying at the bottom of a shallow sea.
  • From 50,000 years to 6,000 years ago, many of the world’s largest animals, including such iconic grassland grazers as the woolly mammoth, giant bison, and ancient horses, went extinct.
  • Aussies spend over $1 billion on new toys for their kids every Christmas, and a shocking 26.8 million toys are thrown in the bin, according to new research by Australia’s leading eco-retailer Flora & Fauna. The new research figures are a stark contrast to the 1.6 million Australians who are not financially equipped to provide […]
  • Two Coventry University postgraduate students won the top prize at a sport-themed hackathon run on the fringe of the COP26 summit in Glasgow. The Global Sport Sustainability Hackathon was hosted by Sport@COP, an organisation that works to harness the power of sport to inspire climate action globally. MSc Sustainability and Environmental Management students Meredith Whiting and Mia Duckers claimed victory – and £2,500 in prize […]
  • Climate change is one of humanity’s most pressing challenges. In an effort to accelerate global action in limiting temperature rises, international lawmakers, business leaders, scientists, and activists convened in Glasgow (U.K.) for the past two weeks in the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP26). Green technologies took center stage during the event as 40 countries – […]