Sharjah is ready to launch 10 Reverse Vending Machines (RVD) which will be placed in different locations in UAE and is also the part of myBeech recycling rewards campaign, in connection with Earth Day which is marked on 22nd of April...
Greenhouse gas is a catch-all term used to describe a class of gases -- either naturally-occurring or man-made (anthropogenic) which have a detrimental effect on the Earth’s atmosphere. It is no longer in academic dispute that any upset to...
Majid Al Futtaim Leisure & Entertainment To Officially Launch Orbi - A Game Changing Family Entertainment Destination Today At City Centre Mirdif Orbi  - a supercharged indoor nature experience and a one stop entertainment destination for the entire family is...
IEA Report. World Energy Outlook Special Report 2013: Redrawing the Energy Climate Map. World Energy demand projection. Image courtesy of tqe.quaker.org  Governments have decided collectively that the world needs to limit the average global temperature increase to no more than 2...
For decades, we have measured fuel economy and miles traveled by car or truck in the familiar miles traveled per gallon of gasoline, or MPG. Some nations don’t use miles as they use the metric system and distance is measured...
On occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, DubaiSat-2, a satellite owned and operated by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) captured a satellite image of The Great Mosque of Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Related Reading: Yahsat...
Last week Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) announced that the company is suffering from fuel shortage and may not be able to keep up the fuel supply in the country at heavily subsidised rates while its costs were on...
The EPA’s newly-proposed Tier 3 rule would cut sulfur levels in American gasoline by two-thirds, and by 2018 the new standard could be fully implemented. According to the EPA, introducing and enforcing the new regulations would cost $3.4 billion between...
Jordan has announced that the work on the first phase of the Jordan Red Sea Project (JRSP) will commence in 2013. The project aims to provide the Hashemite Kingdom with one billion cubic meters of water by 2022, aiding the existing Disi...
by Nicholas Brown. Many of the world's countries have been trying to address current or impending water shortages, adopt renewable energy sources, and more. However, while some have made strides, others are struggling. They need ideas, and Masdar is addressing this...
Two Austrian companies have announced they have built the world's largest solar power plant which will power an educational campus in Saudi capital Riyadh. The GREENoneTEC company, said it manufactured solar panels worth 3.6 million euros ($4.3 million) which cover...
Dubai will have a modern, eco-friendly mosque by the end of 2013 that will be powered by solar panels and have a water-recycling plant that will reduce energy and water consumption by 15-19%. The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF),...
Back in the old days of sustainable energy, circa 2000, the cost of switching to solar or wind was so expensive that only the well-intentioned considered it - and only the very wealthy could afford it. How times have changed!...
by Nicholas Brown. People often argue about whether the economy or the environment is more important. As they are both critical, we must find a way to protect both. Fortunately, much can be done for both the environment without compromising...
Global Water Distress: Water is a basic requirement for humanity, yet for 783 million people, water is a somewhat unattainable luxury. Eleven percent of the global population doesn't have access to clean drinking water, according to the African Wildlife Foundation...
Evidence is emerging of unregulated and probably illegal tuna fishing in Libyan waters during this year's conflict. Signals recorded from boats' electronic "black boxes" show a large presence inside Libyan waters, a major spawning ground for the endangered bluefin tuna. Strands...
A bustling metropolis like Dubai can save the equivalent of 82 million trees by reducing water and electricity losses and by minimizing emissions by an average of 10% proves HE Saed Ahmad Al Tayer, CEO and Managing Director of...
The world energy industry is suddenly transforming into something very different from the industry we have grown accustomed to over the past decades. It used to be, pump and burn more oil, mine and burn more coal and build...
  Delhi Auto Expo 2012 has geared up to unveil around 50 new models of both national and international car and motorcycle manufacturers, many of them eco-friendly. There will also be fuel efficient and new SUV car models that will...
  Residents of Jeddah have demanded the authorities to ensure that factories are relocated from residential areas at an accelerated pace. The Jeddah Municipality has been working closely with Makkah province, Jeddah governorate, the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI),...
In past decades, oil wells were considered ‘spent wells’ when only one-third of their total volume was pumped to the surface for our use. It turns out that the astonishingly-high energy costs to pump crude oil from the bottom two-thirds...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week inaugurated Berlin's first fully functional energy-surplus three-bedroom house that will produce twice as much energy as it needs, a project she said will serve as a showcase for renewable energy and climate protection. The...
Canada became the first country to announce its withdrawal from the Kyoto protocol on climate change delivering a major blow to an already troubled global treaty. The country's environment minister said Ottawa has better things to do rather than...
The first time I became fully aware of the grandiosity of the firmament above was as a teenager, on a trip to New Mexico, USA with my dad. Coming home from a dinner to our ruggedly charming rented bungalow...
Center of Waste Management Joins Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group Move to Support Sustainable Development Roadmap of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 The Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi today announced it has joined the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group in line with...
Lufthansa says the trial use of a bio fuel mix for airplanes has come to an end because of used up stocks of certified bio fuel and non availability of reliable supplies. The trial will end on 12 January...
The Port Victoria Wind Farm delivers clean energy to more than 2,100 homes on Mahé Island, Seychelles. Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) today launched a 6-megawatt, eight-turbine wind farm in the...
The US administration has permitted British oil company, BP, to bid for new oil drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico. The latest announcement has come as a bit of a shock to the environmentalists who less than two...
Dubai’s most environmentally friendly 'greenest' hotel opened. After months of working by specialists, the giant “hanging garden” on the outside of the new Novotel Dubai Al Barsha is now officially open. Fitted with a unique irrigation and plant feeding system, Dubai's...
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort works with TDIC and island contractors preparing for the turtle nesting season The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort along with support from Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), master developer of Saadiyat in Abu...
The Chinese government has committed itself to producing 16% of its primary (electrical) energy from renewable sources by 2020 (UNEP) Wind power surpassed nuclear power in 2012 to become China's third-largest energy source. Back in 2007, due to the political leadership...
Eco evolution is a new concept that is being adopted by many developers and architects. Can we transform our cities into urban forests with environmental friendly construction plans? Michael Green is an architect based in Vancouver, Canada, and plans to...
More and more airlines focusing on fuel efficiency are starting to use alternative jet fuels to keep costs down and help the environment in recent years. With the price of fuel rising and the pressure to reduce fuel emissions...

Amid rising inequality, environmental decline and economic instability the world must rethink its abilities and manifest its potential to do business, a UN report concluded. The world body emphasised that governments around the world must focus on health and education...
The images of the Gulf Oil Spill caused by the negligence of BP are still fresh in people’s minds. President Obama’s early days in office saw the oil spill take place, and continuous efforts were ongoing to plug the...
Qatar is one of the biggest countries in the world in terms of investment in environmental research and development, spending around 2.8% of GDP. The tiny gas-rich nation said it will be participating in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable...
Delegates from 26 countries are meeting in Moscow to discuss measures against the new EU carbon tax on airlines amid concerns of a looming trade war. Since January, all airlines using EU airports have to buy a permit under the...