The Qatar Museum Authority (QMA) has announced that the Museum of Islamic Arts in Doha, Qatar, is to open 22 November 2008. Architects I.M Pei, creator of the Pyramide du Louvre in Paris, designed the 3,800 sq ft, 164 ft high, island-based museum which is being built by engineers LERA.
The magazine Conde Nast Traveler published “Seven New Wonders of the Architectural World”:
Forty Percent Willing to Pay More for Green Lodging; Clear Gender Divide Found; Gen Y Least Likely to Act Green on Business.
A spokeswoman for Kennywood Entertainment says the family-owned amusement park chain has approved its sale to a Spanish firm that manages dozens of amusement, animal and water parks in the United States and Europe.
Siberia’s Lake Baikal has warmed faster than global air temperatures over the past 60 years, which could put animals unique to the world’s largest lake in jeopardy, US and Russian scientists said.
The European Commission and the European Investment Bank today are presenting the results of a study on potential investments addressing pollution hotspots in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries.
Hotel Carlton, part of boutique hotel company Joie de Vivre Hospitality, is the first in San Francisco to have solar panels installed to offset its energy use.
The US$136m (£70m, 80m euro) Key Lime Cove Water Resort indoor water park in Gurnee, Illinois, has opened to the public.
Harrow Council has unveiled plans to build one of the most environmentally friendly leisure centres in the country.
A new wellness brand which aims to integrate fitness, beauty and spa has launched in South Africa.