Tag: water

    ‘Dubai Can’ campaign achieves far-reaching results in line with World Water Day
    04 Apr 2022

    Dubai: Dubai Can, the citywide sustainability movement launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, in February 2022, has generated significant results in line with World Water Day on March 22, 2022. One month since the launch of the sustainability campaign on February 15, […]

    DEWA highlights its global achievements supporting UAE’s excellence and competitiveness journey
    06 Jan 2022

    Since its establishment on 1 January, 1992, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is moving steadily to achieve the visionary directives of the Founding Fathers and the wise leadership vision to promote comprehensive and sustainable development in the UAE, which thrived over the past 50 years. This was evident in several achievements and gains that […]

    We are living in an age of disorder and discontent – opinion

    Let’s read the opinion written by Sir John Jenkins for Arab News. He’s a senior fellow at Policy Exchange. Until December 2017, he was the corresponding director (Middle East) at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, based in Manama, Bahrain, and was a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He was […]

    Droughts displacing families across Iraq: IOM tracking
    28 Dec 2021

    Thousands of families across Iraq continue to be displaced from their homes due to drought, tracking updates on climate-induced displacement show, painting a stark picture of the increasingly dire consequences of climate breakdown on the population and particularly the agricultural community, Rudaw states. At least 3,334 families remain displaced as a result of drought conditions […]

    Environmental documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin delays release

    The theatrical and digital release of ‘Flint: Who Can You Trust?’, an environmental documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin, has been postponed, its director said, following the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the actor’s movie ‘Rust’, The Peninsula Qatar states. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was injured when […]

    Iraq and Syria: More than 12 million people threatened by drought in 2021, warn aid groups

    A water crisis and droughts are risking the lives of more than 12 million people across Iraq and Syria, aid groups warned in August. NGOs warned of ‘catastrophe’ as low levels of rainfall threaten drinking water, irrigation and electricity production in summer, 2021. In a joint statement, 13 aid groups said there was a risk […]

    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 […]

    Court, wood and toxic plastic: why smoking is not eco-friendly and what to do

    The tobacco industry is a lucrative, popular and harmful thing. Smoking is addictive and causes several severe diseases and many complications. Persuading smokers to give up harmful addictions is usually ungrateful. However, it is necessary to fight not only for the health of individuals but also for the state of the environment. Thanks to “Rubryka” […]

    Middle East hospitality project pushes the boundaries of sustainable construction

    From forest fires and landslides to desertification and flooding, the effects of climate change increasingly are manifesting in all manner of destructive ways, laying waste to animal and plant habitats and vulnerable rural communities. But urban areas are not immune to the risks either, and, as such, they too are being forced to adapt. The […]

    Saudi Arabia’s Qusairat Aad excavations find residential dwellings and water systems

    Archaeologists have found evidence of buildings and crop irrigation systems dating back thousands of years at Saudi Arabia’s Qusairat Aad site in Al Aflaj, said the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. Excavations at Qusairat and nearby sites began in January after a field tour of the area prompted further investigation, and have resulted […]