USA: Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

Over the past few decades, there has been a significant loss of pollinators, including honey bees, native bees, birds, bats, and butterflies, from the environment. The problem is serious and requires immediate attention to ensure the sustainability of our food production systems, avoid additional economic impact on the agricultural sector, and protect the health of the environment.

Govt opens Maui’s dolphin area for oil drilling

The Government has opened up more than 3000 square kilometres of a marine mammal sanctuary for oil and gas drilling, home to the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin. It comes less than a week after the International Whaling Commission urged our Government to do more to save the species. Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Govt-opens-Mauis-dolphin-area-for-oil-drilling Frack, Drill, Mine, ……

Norway Mandates CSR Reporting

Via globalreporting.org, 2013-06-12 On 1 June, newly-passed regulation on sustainability reporting came into force in Norway. The Norwegian government passed the legislation in April, requiring large companies to provide information on how they integrate social responsibility into their business strategies. This represents an important milestone in the regulation of corporate transparency.

The affordable housing quest

As an architect I have seen never ending reiterations of the “affordable housing” subject. Right now, the NZIA CPD days are focussing again around the very same subject: “Little Boxes? The Shape of Affordability in the Modern City”. I am wondering that every time the subject is discussed, that we are talking about how to…