Climate

    UAE’s Wadi Wurayah National Park nominated as World Heritage Site

    Dubai: Wadi Wurayah National Park (WWNP) in Fujiarah, the UAE’s first mountain nature reserve, has been added in the country’s tentative list of nominations for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. The nomination of WWNP has been submitted to UNESCO’S World Heritage Centre for assessment on the basis of the “outstanding universal value” of Wadi Wurayah’s […]

    Dubai to host first-ever regional ‘Climate Week’ to tackle pollution
    27 Mar 2022

    Dubai: The programme of the first ever ‘Middle East and North Africa Climate Week 2022’ (MENACW22) has been announced. MENA Climate Week will take place at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai from March 28 to 31. The event is hosted by the UAE Government, represented by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), the […]

    Spring forward: UK shifts to summer time despite global campaigns against clock changes
    27 Mar 2022

    While it is universally accepted that time never stands still, seasonal clock changes are a divisive part of modern life. UK clocks change from GMT to summer time early Sunday. The US made the shift earlier this month. America is however angling to become a literal bellwether of global change by deliberating legislation to make […]

    UAE weather: A windy and dusty day with rough seas in the Arabian Gulf
    26 Mar 2022

    Forecasters have given a warning that the UAE is in for a dusty day on Saturday, with rough seas and waves reaching 1.8 metres in the Arabian Gulf. The National Centre of Meteorology said north-westerly winds of up to 40 kilometres per hour are expected to kick up sand and dust clouds until about 6pm. The NCM […]

    Percentage of fish sustainably caught in Abu Dhabi has surged since 2018
    24 Mar 2022

    The number of fish sustainably caught in Abu Dhabi’s waters has surged over the past three years. An index measuring sustainable exploitation ― which is the amount of fishing that does not have a negative impact on marine ecosystems – rose from 8.9 per cent in 2018 to 62.3 per cent in 2021, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi […]

    UAE weather: fog to make way for sunny and hot day
    24 Mar 2022

    Fog descended on an area of the coast early on Tuesday and police in Abu Dhabi warned drivers to take care on the roads. The murky weather settled over a section of the coast between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It is expected to lift by 9.30am, leaving a mainly sunny day. Temperatures will reach 33°C in Abu Dhabi city […]

    Protect mangrove forests while kayaking, Abu Dhabi urges
    23 Mar 2022

    Kayakers must not litter or disturb wildlife, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi cautions Abu Dhabi: Kayaking is a popular winter activity in the UAE and enthusiasts particularly enjoy the scenic routes created by the lush mangrove forests along the coastlines. Abu Dhabi’s environment sector regulator — the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) — has now urged […]

    AUS announces Climate Action Plan to support UAE’s net-zero pledge
    21 Mar 2022

    SHARJAH, 1st March, 2022 (WAM) — American University of Sharjah (AUS) has announced that it is developing its first comprehensive Climate Action Plan with the goal to reduce the university’s carbon emissions. The plan further aligns the university’s sustainability efforts with the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative announced in October 2021. As part […]

    Green Hydrogen, one of DEWA’s solutions to diversify energy sources
    21 Mar 2022

    DUBAI, 2nd March, 2022 (WAM) – Today, the world is witnessing an increasing demand to invest in clean and renewable energy sources, which will change the global energy scene in the next few years using environmentally friendly and relatively low-cost energy sources. In line with this global trend, green hydrogen for power generation and supporting […]

    DEWA ensures sustainability of water resources: Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
    21 Mar 2022

    DUBAI, 21st March, 2022 (WAM) — Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), said DEWA works in accordance with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to continue developing a world-class infrastructure that keeps pace with the […]