Tag: climate

    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 […]

    There is no more home. How do people live in the frontline of the climate disaster in the Gambia
    16 Dec 2021

    A storm took the roof off Binta Bah’s house before torrential rain destroyed her family’s belongings. This is the exposition of The Guardian story about how poverty combines with the climate crisis to wreak havoc on Africa’s smallest mainland country. The windstorm arrived in Jalambang late in the evening, when Binta Bah and her family […]

    Thanks to COP26, states, and businesses will become “greener”

    What are the prospects for the commitments of countries after the CPC26? Let’s get to know. Due to the active interest of the participants in the COP26, there is a sense of risk this year – something must happen soon with business and our homes. But there is a second feeling – of opportunities. There […]

    Down to Earth: Jameel Arts Centre’s annual festival celebrated ecology and the environment

    Now in its second year, Down to Earth, a festival around ecology and sustainability, returned to Jameel Arts Centre from November 26. Free and open to the public, the event took place from November 26 to 27, the National News states. The two-day event included workshops, demonstrations and information stalls for children and adults on […]

    “Whatever path you choose in life, be a friend to the environment” – the UAE Minister

    Let’s get to know what the UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment and Minister of State for Food Security Mariam Al Mheiri had written in her open letter to Emirates youth. It was published on October 27th, before COP26.   To our youth, With the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, Cop26, in Glasgow approaching, […]

    NCM Director-General highlights the role of cloud seeding as the catalyst for reengineering earth

    Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous, Director-General of National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) and President of the Regional Association II (Asia) of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), has participated in a panel session titled ‘Reengineering Planet Earth’ hosted by the World Majlis at Expo 2020 Dubai as part of the Climate and Biodiversity Week, WAM reports. In […]

    Living organisms form the global state of the planet

    “The daily lives of so many people pass among the dead creations of their hands that they have lost the ability to understand living creatures.” Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist, Nobel Prize winner.   Let’s continue our acquaintance with how living organisms have formed ecosystems on the planet, on the example of the steppes. I thank […]

    The power of soil: How MENA precarious climate shaped the Arab Spring

    The history of the Middle East, and the recent teachings of the 2010-11 uprisings, highlight an important lesson: ignore ecological integrity at your peril. Let’s check what Olivia Lazard states on this issue. *** In 149 BC, Marcus Porcius Cato – a politician, soldier and citizen dedicated to the study of agriculture – saw a […]

    Air quality improved slightly in 2020 during lockdowns, U.N. agency says
    12 Sep 2021

    Key air pollutants temporarily plunged by unprecedented levels during coronavirus lockdowns last year, with fine particle pollution falling by more than a third across parts of Asia, a U.N. agency said on September 3. Particulate matter (PM 2.5) fell by up to 40% across Africa, South America, and Southern Asia and by smaller amounts in […]