UAE Drones for Good Competition Open!

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The UAE Drones for Good Award is “dedicated to transforming the innovative technologies behind civilian drones into practical, realizable solutions for improving people’s lives today.” The 2016 United Arab Emirates Drones for Good Competition is now open.

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UAE to build a man-made mountain to increase rainfall

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) upped the wackiness factor of its portfolio of national mega-projects, announcing plans to build an artificial alp so the country can control its weather. The UAE lives on desalinated seawater, energy-intensive and expensive to produce.

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Could new rules finally curb shark finning in the UAE?

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Currently a hub for the shark trade , the UAE will implement the new laws on September 1, 2014. The new laws prohibit fishermen from catching sharks within five nautical miles off shore, and within three nautical miles of the islands scattered throughout the UAE.

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No giant leaps, but there are small steps for sustainability in the UAE

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All great steps without question, yet one has to wonder how effective moves like this will improve sustainability in the UAE as a whole, especially with what has happened to the region’s proposed savior: Masdar City. However, knowing that the UAE is such a competitive area (e.g.

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Jordan bans plastic bags, joining Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE

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Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE ban plastics too. Effective last January, the UAE banned non-oxo-biodegradable shopping bags as a first step, to be followed by 15 additional items and gradually extending to all other disposable items.

Google Street View uses camels to map UAE’s Liwa Desert

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The surrounding Liwa Desert holds evidence of occupation dating back to the late Stone Age; it’s of the oldest sites in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

An Infographic Wake Up Call To The UAE

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If we all lived like the citizens of the UAE, we would need 5.4 And there is truly no better wake up call to the UAE than this amazing infographic designed by Tim De Chant. For more on the UAE and the environment see: UAE Stands By Its Nuclear Plans.

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This UAE birthday cake could send 740,000 refugee kids to school

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Recently, a wealthy UAE client visited Wingham’s UK studio to collect a frock, and they got to talking about the designer’s obsession with sculpting chocolate.

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Former Masdar Director Says The UAE Must End Subsidies

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Last year several newspapers reported that the UAE were planning to end subsidies, but the recent Arab Spring has made that virtually impossible. Mr. Awad believes the recent spread of discontent from Tunisia to Yemen may have set the UAE back by at least five years.

How the UAE can push eco-friendly energy solutions forward

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There is a lot of potential for eco-friendly solutions to be developed in the UAE, which is a promising sign for businesses and the wider economy. The pressure for environmentally friendly energy solutions on the globe is now more than ever.

UAE McDonalds Greases Its 100% Biodiesel Delivery Fleet

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McDonalds is poised to recycle all of its vegetable oil from UAE branches into 100% biodiesel. In conjunction with Dubai-based Neutral Fuels, LLC, McDonalds UAE has committed to converting all of its used vegetable oil into a biofuel.

UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change | Green Prophet

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This is where the SustainabilityCamp conference in the UAE comes in. Many of the participants pledged to work towards a more sustainable UAE and steps that they suggested included everything from supporting sustainability projects to taking and watering plants at work.

Will GM’s Green Cadillac Sell in the UAE?

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The next step by GM may be the production of an electric version similar to the stretch limo electric super-bus , which is soon expected to be plying the highways between the two UAE “future cities&#.

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Oil-Rich UAE Leads Emissions Accountability

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Dr. Rashid bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water told the paper that collecting this data will provide “a clear picture of the UAE’s emissions.” Abu Dhabi has the world’s 5th highest proven oil reserve and the 6th highest reserve of natural gas.

Aussie Govt Offers Uranium Sales to UAE

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Is now a good time to announce uranium sales to an unstable region like the Middle East?

UAE pesticides kill again, now a Sharjah infant

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A newborn baby boy has died and his three-year-old brother is critically ill in hospital after they inhaled a toxic pesticide used in the apartment next door to his family’s home in Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Al Ain Jungle School: Other UAE Institutes Are “Green” With Envy

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This could be a function of media coverage, of fossil fuel wealth, or of a high percentage of expatriates living there, but the UAE appears to be leading the Arab world’s environmental revolution.

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100 million trees dry, rather than green, the UAE’s western desert

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In an attempt to ‘greenify’ the UAE’s Western Region desert , (some claim in the hope of creating a milder micro-climate in the UAE) more than 100 million trees have been planted, often as buffer zones like the one depicted, and irrigated, mostly, with precious groundwater. .

Dubai launches new Space Agency: Muslims on Mars!

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai) announced establishment of a UAE Space Agency. It also positions the UAE as one of only nine countries with a Mars space program.

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Despite Ban, UAE remains Market Hub for Shark Fins

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Green Prophet delves into the bloody and murky business of shark fishing and fining in the United Arab Emirates.

UAE Stands By Its Nuclear Plans

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Speaking at the World Economic Forum’s ‘Annual Meeting of the New Champions’ in China, the United Arab Emirates Minister of Energy Mohammed Bin Dhaen Al Hamli said that the incident at the Fukushima nuclear station had not derailed the UAE’s nuclear plans.

UAE Divers Organisation Says: “Stop Buying Sharks and Shark Fin Soup”

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We speak to Ibrahim Al Zu’bi from the Emirates Divers Association about why the ban on shark finning in the UAE hasn’t worked and what ordinary people can do to stop the horrific trade.

Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE among world’s top 10 wasters

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Bahrain, in the Middle East is one of the most wasteful nations on earth, according to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 2014 Living Planet Report ( download the PDF here ), published recently.

3 green reasons why the UAE should be on your travel bucket list

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The United Arab Emirates has now become a very popular holiday destination, boasting dry, hot weather for much of the year. Although the climate may be appealing to tourists, the United Arab Emirates has much more to offer than sun, sand and sunbathing. Natural Attractions.

The UAE’s Plastic Bag Story Isn’t Eco-Happy Yet

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They leach toxic materials into our soil and water, they kill marine and terrestrial life, choke roughly half of the UAE’s camels , and won’t stop doing these things for centuries since they don’t biodegrade. It’s the Beginning of the End of Plastic Bags for the UAE.

Demand For Water To Double By 2030 In UAE

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However, a recent report which found that water demand is likely to double by 2030 in the UAE has got government authorities worried and they are now promoting the benefits of water conservation. For more on water issues in the UAE see: Nuclear-Powered Water For UAE.

Green Prophet Wants to Meet All The UAE Eco-Peeps

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More About Tafline and the UAE: Must It Be “The End of the Line&# For Fish? Competition: Calling all future UAE Eco-Bloggers.

Solar energy proposed as a green way for UAE to desalinate water

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According to Dr Bushnak, the UAE comes third in the list of largest desalinators after the US and Saudi Arabia. As such, change is needed if the UAE wants to maintain its position. Of course, the UAE produces far more at over 1.7

It’s Back to Basics for the UAE

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With Dubai’s property sector still in crisis, many predict the end for real estate glitz and the start of a more modest UAE.

Alaskans to Emiratis: we’ll all pay for UAE snow

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UAE trendsetters can now literally chillax in indoor “ snow rooms” that create real snow using a snow-making system like that used for the interior ski slopes in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates. Scandinavian saunas are so yesterday.

Prized UAE Falcons Have Hospitals and Passports

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Unlike many wild animals in the UAE, prized Saker Falcons receive first-class protection. According to a Wikipedia entry , the UAE spends nearly $30 million each year on preserving their Saker Falcons populations.

Dubai, Abu Dhabi ban high energy incandescent light bulbs

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After July, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), one of the world’s largest oil producers , will no longer import high energy incandescent light bulbs. Cities CFLs Energy Efficiency energy shortages LEDs Middle East UAE light bulb ban

What Israel, the UAE and Qatar have in common

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WASHINGTON — Israel is the best-prepared country in the Middle East for climate change, followed closely by the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey, according to data released Nov. 5 by the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).

15 Yr Old’s Pocket Money Can’t Save UAE Camels Killed by Plastic

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The situation is so serious that an art exhibition devoted to plastic rocks weighing up to 50kg recovered from UAE camel carcasses took place in the United States earlier this year.

Ask Ali: The UAE’s Very Own Hipster Environment Show

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Each episode will feature extraordinary footage of the numerous fauna, flora and landscapes that make the UAE so special. More on travel and nature in the UAE: Nat Geo Goes on Tour Through the UAE. Click here to view the embedded video.

Sanserif Creatius Brings Recycled Cardboard Furniture to UAE

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Thanks to a recent feature in Sadiyaty Magazine, residents of the UAE may soon be interested in recycled cardboard furniture. ” Perhaps this lamp will soon adorn the large spaces of some homes in the UAE. :: Sanserif Creatius.

UAE to Make Strays Glow in The Dark to Avoid Accidents

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The measure was Read More The post UAE to Make Strays Glow in The Dark to Avoid Accidents appeared first on Ecorazzi. Stray animals in the United Arab Emirates will be looking a lot more stylish soon as the country suits them in protective glow in the dark vests. Animals Causes News Top News

Live Blog: School Children Pledge To Save UAE Fish

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Nessrine explains to the children that one of the most popular fish species in the UAE is also endangered. EWS-WWF has launched their “ Choose Wisely &# consumer guide in which they document exactly which fish in the UAE are overfished and should therefore be avoided.

Nat Geo Goes On Tour, Through The UAE

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That is what the Editor-in-Chief of the UAE-based Al Arabiya Magazine aims to achieve on his tour of the UAE. Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I. ????????????

Watch out for Lumpy Skin Disease as UAE Bans Jordan’s Cows

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Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water, issued a resolution based on reports by the World Organization for Animal Health stating that the ban will remain in place until the Jordanian epidemic is confirmed clear.