Tag: carbon dioxide

    The amount of electricity generated by coal jumped to all-time highs in 2021 – opinion
    04 Jan 2022

    Frank Kane, a business journalist based in Dubai, believes that it is a supreme irony that, despite the vocal calls of environmental activists for the complete abandonment of coal as a source of power generation, 2021 will go down as the year King Coal resumed his throne in the global energy markets. Let’s check his […]

    Details from Airbus aircraft will be transported across the ocean by kites

    While you probably associate kites with your childhood, you might not associate them with the shipping industry. Details from Airbus aircraft will be transported across the ocean by ships equipped with giant kites. The thrust of a sail with an area of ​​1000 square meters will reduce fuel consumption and pollution. In early 2022, the […]

    Qatar takes 10% stake in Rolls-Royce’s low carbon nuclear business

    The Gulf state plans to establish engineering hubs in the UK and Qatar to test and develop green technologies, Doha News reports. Qatar will invest in Rolls Royce’s new low-carbon nuclear power business in exchange for a 10% equity stake, the British company confirmed on December 20. Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund will invest £85 million […]

    Study: Winter tornadoes to get more powerful as the world warms
    21 Dec 2021

    Nasty winter tornadoes – like the deadly ones last week that hit five USA states – are likely to be stronger and stay on the ground longer with a wider swath of destruction in a warming world, a new study shows, AP reports. The combination of a longer and wider track with slightly stronger winds […]

    Masdar – Protecting the environment, limiting effects of climate change prioritized by UAE
    12 Dec 2021

    Protecting the environment and limiting the effects of climate change are prioritized by the UAE and its leadership, WAM states. Since the formation of the UAE, it has been keen to adopt leading initiatives and projects benefitting future generations and contributing to sustainable development. The establishment of the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) in […]

    The structure of the oceans changes with the climate much faster than anticipated
    25 Nov 2021

    Scientists continue to sound the alarm over the unpleasant consequences of global climate change, National Geographic states. Climate change has brought about major changes in ocean stability faster than scientists predicted, according to a new study. The study looked at 50 years of data and tracked how surface water is “separated” from deeper layers of […]

    Australian beer makers fight climate change by feeding carbon to algae
    25 Nov 2021

    Australian beer makers have brewed up a novel way to fight climate change: capturing the carbon dioxide produced by fermenting hops and feeding it to micro-algae, Reuters reports. The carbon emitted by fermenting hops to make a six-pack of beer can take a tree two days to absorb, experts say. To tackle that problem, the […]

    Emirates Environmental Group mobilizes drive to promote aluminum recycling

    Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) successfully concluded the 25th Cycle of the ‘Can Collection Drive (CCD)’ on November 6, Gulf News reports. Hundreds of people of all age groups, including academic and government institutions, hospitality, industry establishments, private organizations and families came together to deposit aluminum cans for recycling. With their dedication and combined efforts, EEG […]

    ‘Expo Live’ program benefits 5.8 million-plus people worldwide

    More than 5.8 million people – including farmers, traders, students, teachers, doctors, patients, and people of determination – have benefitted from the work of 140 social entrepreneurs supported under Expo 2020 Dubai’s global innovation and partnership program Expo Live, WAM reports. The Expo Live grantees – named ‘Global Innovators’ – have committed themselves to making […]

    All new buildings in Amsterdam from 2025 will build partly from wood

    32 Amsterdam’s municipality adopted the Green Deal Timber Construction Agreement, according to which all new buildings in the city from 2025 will have to consist of at least 20% of wood or other biomaterials, such as hemp or cork, Dezeen reports. According to the project authors, the use of wood during construction will reduce the […]