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...
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...
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...
The financial crisis is taking its toll throughout the world, and Abu Dhabi?s first carbon-neutral city, Masdar City, has been forced to hold back its plans to construct headquarters which would be the world?s first building that makes more...
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...
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...
Arab Water Crisis is, at its core, a matter of governance, says UNDP in their latest report. Regional Report underlines need for policy shift from managing supply to sustainable demand and from crisis management to long-term planning Water challenges must be...
Since the environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico last year, British Petroleum (BP) Plc paid more than $5 billion in compensation to the 204,434 claimants to the victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The well that was owned...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture in Dubai hosts a high-level summit this week in collaboration with the Global Crop Diversity Trust, to discuss food security and sustainable agriculture in the Gulf countries. Dr. Geoffrey Hawtin, Senior Advisor at...