The construction of the first offshore wind farm has just started on US ground in Block Island , a small island 13 miles south of Rhode Island, last Monday. Upon completion, the wind farm will supply all homes and businesses on Block Island with 30-megawatts of electricity. This is the first long awaited step in the offshore wind farm industry on U.S. ground and hopes are expressed that many more projects will follow.
Two new videos reveal the devastation caused by the magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake, that severely affected the country, are provided below. A short video taken during the earthquake shows massive landslides triggered by the seismic activity, while a drone that flew over the affectred areas after the earthquake captures breath taking pictures of the degree of destruction.
Worth a total of almost $5.5 billion, the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) has signed two railway construction deals in Africa. CRCC is tasked with building a $3.5 billion intercity railway line in Nigeria’s southwestern Ogun State and a $1.93 billion residential construction project in Zimbabwe. These projects will help promote the expansion of China’s presence across the continent, while making its firms more competitive globally. This will also tighten China’s grip on Africa’s infrastructure economy.
An international team of researchers led by engineers from the University of Toronto analyzed resource consumption data from the world’s twenty-seven largest cities. The survey, published this week, analyzed cities’ natural gas and electricity use, and waste disposal. Findings could be used to create strategies for making the worst offenders more sustainable.
In Colombia, people have invented a new alternative green construction method for their homes, using old tires. Small buildings resembling igloos are becoming more and more frequent in the outskirts of the Colombian capital. View the video below for more information!