Earth squirming under seven billion population, vanishing natural resources, increasing global warming and environmental hazards all need a savior to protect our species and prolong the symptoms of the world soon coming to an end. The reckless exploitation, ignorant...
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...
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...
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...
Besides assembling cars and manufacturing mobile phones and laptops, China has come up with a smart fabric that can clean itself. Engineers from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Hubei University of Nationalities say they have created a chemical coating...
  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...
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...
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...
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...
The European Commission’s New Year resolution of imposing a limit over carbon dioxide emissions on all the airlines flying to or from Europe airports has created furore in the Aviation Industry. The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) has drawn howls...
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...
The attention of much of the Arab world has recently been focused on the landmark Arab League summit, held between 27 and 29 March, the first to be held in Iraq since 1990.  Going forwards, however, preparations are already...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Below the global radar-screen, the Mexican Parliament gave final passage on April 19 to the General Law on Climate Change, a landmark piece of national environmental legislation. This is a truly significant move and comes at a time when...
A new research published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Qatar has the worst ecological footprint per person in the world. The wildlife and environmental organisation also said that an ever-growing demand for resources by a growing population is putting tremendous...
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...
Morocco's minister of Mines, Energy, Water and Environment, Fouad Douri, announced the government has set the target of seeking 25% of the country’s energy needs from renewable resources like wind and sun by 2020, Brazil-Arab News Agency reported. The North...
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!...
The European Commission announced on Thursday it will allocate €34 million ($41.73m) to fund environmental programmes in Algeria. Under the programme, the Algiers' coastal region will be protected and efforts will be made to tackle the impact of climate...
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...
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...
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...
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...
  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),...
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...
First came the announcement this week by Shell senior executives that oil extraction in the Arctic would be postponed for the second year in a row, and second is yesterday’s announcement foreshadowing the company’s plan for the future, Shell...
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...
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...
SolarWorld successfully sells large-scale solar projects with overall capacity of 46 megawatts SolarWorld AG has constructed and recently sold, three large-scale solar projects at locations in Germany and the United States, which together comprised a total capacity of 46...
A growing and forward thinking organisation called the C40 Initiative, promotes sustainable development for the world’s cities. C40 cities are conducting empirical research to perfect ways to lower CO2 levels and employ programmes such as ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ within city...
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has now passed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in 3 million years. After resting comfortably below 300ppm for the past 30,000 centuries, CO2 levels in the planetary atmosphere have suddenly jumped...
In celebration of World Environment Day, the UAE’s well-known environmental organization Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) held an award ceremony and art competition for the participants and winners of several recycling campaigns that are underway in Dubai. Held at the Dubai...
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...