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Huairou focuses on environmental renovation

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altIn 2013, Huairou District will invest 500 million yuan (US$80.06 million) in 55 environment projects in order to improve its overall levels of urban and rural environment, according to the 2013 Huairou Environmental Meeting on February 17.

By the end of 2013, the main venue of Yanqi Lake ecological demonstration zone will be put into use and will serve as the venue of huge international meetings. Huairou District government launches the four aspects of environment construction and decided this year as the year of environment renovation to make the environment of the district good enough for the venue.

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Land bank plans first demolition

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altMonths after it started, the Franklin County land bank will begin its mission to eradicate abandoned buildings by tearing down a mold-infested Far East Side apartment complex.

The land bank, which incorporated in April, hired a construction manager on Friday to oversee demolition projects approved by the bank’s board. The manager’s first job will be to demolish the vacant 55-unit apartment complex in Madison Township that has sat crumbling for almost a decade.

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Kilgallioch wind farm scheme approved

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altThe Scottish government has approved plans for a 96-turbine wind farm on the border between Dumfries and Galloway and South Ayrshire.

It said Scottish Power Renewables' Kilgallioch project near New Luce could meet the energy needs of more than 130,000 homes.

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Eco2Solar Awarded National Accolade

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altKidderminster solar energy specialist Eco2Solar is flying the flag for the West Midlands after being named National SME Construction Company of the year at The National Constructing Excellence Awards 2012.

It comes after the firm, based at Hoo Farm Industrial Estate, was named a regional winner in the West Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards in July this year, taking them forward to the national UK finals.

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Construction firms use blacklist to disrupt environmental protests

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altHundreds of environmental activists were on a secret "blacklist" used by construction firms in an attempt to disrupt high-profile protests against road building and other developments.

Files on more than 200 campaigners were held alongside a list of more than 3,000 construction workers who had raised legitimate health and safety concerns or belonged to a trade union.

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