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FootprintWire 22.8.12

Today’s green news: China’s rapid coal mine expansion threatens to trigger water crisis

Malcolm Fraser Architects’ £10m Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation aims to be the first BREEAM Outstanding listed building, in The Scotsman.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors publish embodied carbon measurement information paper as a first step to enabling whole-life carbon appraisals, on RICS.

British pilot plans to embark on 10,000 mile flight from Sydney to London in an aircraft powered entirely by fuel made from plastic waste, on BusinessGreen.

And finally…Greenpeace report warns China’s rapid coal mine expansion plans for Northern and Western provinces could trigger a national water crisis, captured in photographs by Lu Guang, in The Guardian.

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