The term built environment refers to the human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from buildings and parks or green space to neighborhoods and cities that can often include their supporting infrastructure, such as water supply, or energy networks.
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Video: TED Talks series - Greg Stone: Saving the Ocean One Island at a TimeLast Updated on 2015-05-27 16:57:45
TED Talks series, FILMED APR 2010 • POSTED NOV 2010 • Mission Blue Voyage
Aboard Mission Blue, scientist Greg Stone tells the story of how he helped the Republic of Kiribati create an enormous protected area in the middle of the Pacific -- protecting fish, sealife and the island nation itself.
Stone wants to explain to the audience his experience of working to protect islands and their surrounding marine life from sea level rise.
Sea levels are rising, and Kiribati, along with 42 other nations in the world, will be under water within 50 to 100 years. Some of the islands have already gone under water... What do we do with displaced fellow earthlings that no longer have a home on the planet?" (Greg Stone)
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New Jersey awards $38M deal for beach reconstruction workLast Updated on 2015-01-20 11:39:09LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has awarded a $38 million contract to a Seattle company that will reconstruct beaches and handle several shore protection projects in Monmouth County.
Manson Construction Company is slated to start the work in the spring. The contract was awarded this week and made public Friday night.
The contract calls for the company to pump about 1.4 million cubic yards of sand on 1.6 miles of beach in Elberon and Deal. It also will modify six existing stormwater outfalls and modify two existing groins, which are coastal protection structures that extend from the beach into the ocean.
The restoration and repair work is funded through the Army Corps' Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies program, while the construction is funded by the federal government.
"This project is critical to the protection of lives and property by filling in a gap along... More »
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