Sir David Attenborough sounds fresh call to save plant life with BBC production ‘The Green Planet’ TV series

    Legendary English naturalist’s five-part BBC series premiers in the Middle East on Jan 10 “The Green Planet” series comes as many of the planet’s ecosystems stand on the brink of collapse, Arab News states. Towering more than 250 feet above the forest floor, the sequoia trees of California are the biggest living things on the […]

    Majarra and MIT Technology Review Arabia announce the winners of the 2021 Innovators Under 35 Awards

    Majarra and MIT Technology Review Arabia have announced the winners of the 4th Innovators Under 35 Awards. The awards honor young Arab innovators from around the world, showcasing their efforts in creating innovative solutions, Arab News reports. MIT Technology Review Arabia, along with 21 distinguished judges from various sectors including technology, AI, biology, medical, and […]

    The 2021 Year in Review: When climate change got real, and the world took notice
    30 Dec 2021

    Apocalyptic warnings by the IPCC underscored the urgency of tackling global warming. Saudi Arabia launched two initiatives to emphasize its leadership role in the campaign. Let’s read the full story written by Arab News. 2021 could go down in history as the that year when climate change made the transition from being mainly the concern […]

    Water scarcity can lead to population migration in the Middle East

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region gets special attention when discussing the global water scarcity situation or migration crisis worldwide. However, there is a very sporadic attempt at analyzing the link between these two phenomena in the context of the MENA region. MENA region is undoubtedly the most water-scarce globally, and the region […]

    15 ways that the Middle East is under threat because of climate change
    20 Dec 2021

    ​​​​​​​After the COP26 conference in Glasgow, how are climate change, rapid growth, and conflict devastating the environment? Let’s read the answers written by Middle East Eye. The United Nations Climate Change Conference – better known as COP26 – convenes in Glasgow for governments to take action against the growing climate crisis facing the planet. There […]

    Climate change in the Middle East: These young activists are making a difference
    20 Dec 2021

    A Tunisian fighting plastic pollution. A young Turk, opposed to mining. And Iranians, jailed for trying to save cheetahs. The battle against the climate crisis starts here, Middle East Eye states. Greta Thunberg’s protest started small. In September 2018, hoping to push her government to take urgent action against climate change, the then-15-year-old sat outside […]

    Camels weep as their young perish in Syria’s killer drought
    19 Dec 2021

    Camels are a miserable canary in the coal mine of Syria, which is experiencing its worst drought in 70 years, Al-Monitor states. Let’s get to know about the tough situation in the war-torn country. *** A baby camel moans in anguish as it sits in a muddy manger, its forelegs folded under its emaciated frame. […]

    Egypt to open its first green hydrogen plant in November 2022
    19 Dec 2021

    Egypt will have its first green hydrogen production plant up and running next November, Ayman Soliman, CEO of Egypt’s Sovereign Fund, said. This comes in accordance with the agreement signed last October with the Norwegian Scatec alliance, Fertiglobe, and the Emirati Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, where quantities of 50 to 100 megawatts will be […]

    Palestinian olives and Egyptian mangoes: The crops climate change threatens
    18 Dec 2021

    Middle East Eye takes a look at some of the produce that has already been impacted by climate change in the region. Let’s check it. *** Many of the world’s most important food-growing countries are facing the consequences of climate change, and states in the Middle East and North Africa are no exception.  Rising temperatures […]

    A view to the future of mining in the Middle East
    18 Dec 2021

    Electrification within mining is on the rise, and operators are on board with the transition, which is essential if the industry is going to supply the many minerals and metals required for electric devices, vehicles and infrastructure more sustainably. This is the first idea of the article by Mohammed AlMousa, country managing director, ABB Saudi […]