Tag: trees

    A 260-million-year old petrified tree stump on display at Oman’s museum

    The petrified rock is displayed at the Natural History Museum located in Al Khuwair’s Ministry District as a symbol of Oman’s history. A tree trunk of petrified wood 260 million years old is on exhibit at Oman’s Natural History Museum, placed right in front of the main gate, Gulf News states. Petrified wood is the […]

    Due to climate change, half of the people on the planet will have allergies. What can be done?

    From 10 to 30% of the world’s population suffers from hay fever – an allergy to flowering plants. For allergy sufferers, the sneezing season (e.g., in Europe) can last from spring to mid-autumn – and is gradually getting longer. We’ve found a brilliant explanation of why morbidity is progressing and how people’s health is related […]

    Bahrain to turn green with national campaign to plant more than 50,000 trees and shrubs

    A bold campaign to expand Bahrain’s green area by planting more than 50,000 trees and shrubs will be launched by the National Initiative for Agricultural Development (NIAD). The campaign, “Forever Green,” will be under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King and President of NIAD […]

    The humble acacia from Oman is a real survivor

    The Omani ‘treeline’ is far from common, but the staunch Acacia, vancellia tortillis, or the Umbrella Thorn Acacia, adorns almost every sunrise, sunset, and landscape portrait, taken or painted, within the Sultanate, Oman Observer states. The Acacia was romanticized by Nadeem Aslam, writing “He led her back to the house, the perfume from the Acacia […]

    Thousands of trees have died in Dubai after costly real estate projects thwarted attempts to halt desertification

    Let’s look at the Dubai nature conservation efforts from the point of view of The Guardian. Its journalist states that the One Million Trees initiative went in not such a brilliant way as it could be. It all began so beautifully, with the ruler of Dubai photographed planting the first tree of his ambitious environmental […]

    Dubai forms teams of UAE nationals to lead the transformation of public parks

    The first impressions of what Dubai’s redesigned public parks could look like will be showcased by the end of September, officials said here on Sunday. The update came during a gathering at Dubai Media Office of 30 Emirati creative talents entrusted with submitting proposals and designs to redevelop ten public parks, Gulf news states. The […]

    Three billion trees are planned to be planted in the EU by 2030

    In the European Union’s Nature Restoration Plan, set out in the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy to 2030: bringing nature back to our lives (part of the European Green Course), one of the key commitments by 2030 is to plant three billion trees to increase the number of forests and improve their health and resilience. The trees […]