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Biodiversity: a fundamental building block of sustainable development

Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. It is the lifeblood of sustainable development and green economies. Yet it is being depleted at an unprecedented rate as human populations, and their levels of consumption, increase. Climate change will bring about changes in temperature and rainfall distribution, which in turn will affect both the functioning and boundaries of ecosystems. Some ... Read More »

Japanese companies develop quake damping pendulums for tall buildings

Aug 02, 2013 by Bob Yirka (Phys. org) вTwo Japanese companies, Mitsui Fudosan and Kajima Corp, have announced plans to install quake damping pendulums atop the Shinjuku Mitsui Building in downtown Tokyo by 2015. The building, like many others in the city, was built before new quake dampening technology was developed for skyscrapers. Both old and new anti-quake technology is ... Read More »

Douglas wilson companies sells downtown san diego headquarters building to bosa development

Following a successful renovation and lease-up, (БDWCБ) has sold its downtown San Diego headquarters building at 1620 Fifth Ave. to Bosa Development for . 5 million. Thomas Olson and Alan Scott of Douglas Wilson Companies and Doug Ceresia and Josh Buchholz of NAI San Diego represented the sellers and Bosa represented itself. Currently 95 percent occupied, the 80,651-square-foot, nine-story office ... Read More »

Building blocks for equitable growth: lessons from the brics

Five key emerging market economies, commonly termed the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), have been lauded for their stellar economic growth and resilience through the 2008/09 financial crisis. They are becoming models of development for development practitioners, researchers and other emerging economies. Scratch beneath the surface, however, and you will notice that not all people in these ... Read More »

Building blocks of development

How do I help my child learn and grow. Build a solid foundation. Every child needs the basics: healthy food, good sleep, enough exercise, and lots of love and affection. Its hard for a child to learn and develop on track without Read More »