Secret oil pipeline revealed between Israel and the UAE

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel signed an historic peace deal last month. EAPC) to transport the oil from the UAE up through Israel at its Red Sea port up to Haifa, which is an important energy transport hub to Israel and the rest of Europe. .

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Grab the Best Discounted Promo Codes for UAE and GCC

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The awe-inspiring scenery and the tranquility of the coastal areas of the UAE and Middle East attract tourists from all over the world. Same as buying the discounted air tickets, buying the discounted accommodation is also very important stay in your budget range for UAE and GCC.

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The UAE and Oman’s 3000-Year Old Irrigation System

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In the UAE there are seven oases, the largest in Al Ain. UNESCO declared five of the UAE falaj systems to be heritage sites in 2011. . The post The UAE and Oman’s 3000-Year Old Irrigation System appeared first on Green Prophet. Ancient Oman UAE water management

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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 UAE drones for good competition has a similar goal of rewarding those who can imagine drones being used as plowshares instead of as swords. As of this writing the UAE drones for good competition has received 800 individual entries from 57 countries.

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Costa Coffee UAE rewards eco-customers with free coffee!

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Next Wednesday, baristas at Costa Coffee will be pouring free coffee for all United Arab Emirates (UAE) customers who belly up to the coffee bar bearing personal reusable cups.The giveaway celebrates World Environment Day 2019, which falls on June 5th. Since doing that, more than 20,000 customers have taken advantage of the offer, in the process diverting at least that many paper cups from UAE landfills.

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Team Israel and the UAE go leg to leg at the Tour de France in 2020

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Follow Team UAE on Instagram. The UAE cycling team is posted below. . . The post Team Israel and the UAE go leg to leg at the Tour de France in 2020 appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East.

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Buhais Geology Park opens in UAE’s Sharjah Desert


Located southeast of the UAE city of Sharjah, the Geology Park was created as part of a series of learning and conservation centers operated by Sharjah’s Environmental Protected Areas Authority. Buhais Geology Park opens in UAE’s Sharjah Desert. Green archaeological site design education center gallery geology mountains off-grid-fossil texan uae united arab emirates vegan visitor

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‘Arabian Ark’ is saving UAE wildlife from extinction

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Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahayan, founder of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), created the remote nature reserve in 1971. Check out Sir Bani Yas island and experience the raw, natural environment of the UAE. Oryx, giraffes and cheetahs – species once facing regional extinction – are making a robust reappearance on a desert island off the coast of Abu Dhabi.

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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. The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) announced plans to ban the use of plastic bags starting next year. The ruling also applies to plastic containers that come in direct contact with food products (think take-away and deli counter sales).

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. Dubai-based Desert Snow, self-billed as the region’s only specialist in “winter solutions”, is an authorized distributor for the snow rooms in the UAE, offering both sales and technical support there and in Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Egypt.

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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. While the new laws prohibit the export of sharks caught in UAE waters, whether they are smoked, fresh, dried, salted, frozen or canned, imports are acceptable and re-export of some shark species will also be permitted.

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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.” As a signatory of the Kyoto Protocol, the UAE is required to measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions using a system that was set up by the United Nations. Abu Dhabi has the world’s 5th highest proven oil reserve and the 6th highest reserve of natural gas.

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UAE Tests Produce for Pesticides

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It’s hard to know which way the UAE turn with regard to sustainable food. Still, with gestures like the greening of the Liwa International School in Al Ain, there’s great hope that widespread ecology awareness will become the norm in the influential UAE. More on the UAE’s eco-challenges: The Grass is Greener in the UAE. UAE Stands by Its Nuclear Plans. :: Protecting food security in Abu Dhabi.

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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). Police said the neighbour sprayed his flat with the banned bug-killer, which he was given by a friend, then left for a few hours.

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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. But he emphasized the larger forces at play, “The UAE is a desert because of the wind patterns arising from global atmospheric circulations, and any mountain they build is not going to alter those.”.

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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. Falconry protection has been so successful in the UAE that even John Scanlon, the secretary-general of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), praised the UAE’s efforts at the recent Eye on Earth Summit , according to The National. .

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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).

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Slash your UAE utility bill by 20% – copycats welcome!

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They aim to incite other UAE facilities to similarly self-audit for immediate environmental – and economic – benefits. . A United Arab Emirates-based firm has just concluded what it says is the region’s first water and energy audit of a large-scale housing facility for over 1,000 guest workers.

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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. The minister added that as the nuclear plans for the UAE were still in their infancy, they would be able to incorporate the latest safety features.

Nuclear Updates from Jordan, Egypt and the UAE

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From growing protests in Jordan and Egypt to the first ever approved plant in UAE – we have the latest on nuclear from the region. UAE Environment Agency Approves Nuclear Plant. In other news, the Abu Dhabi environment agency has approved plans for the UAE’s first nuclear power plant. Jordan’s nuclear ambitions , which have faced a particularly rocky time over the years , encounters more drawbacks.

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. Viewers outside of the UAE can visit EAD’s YouTube channel for a chance to see this very charismatic man change the way people see the world around them, and the way they live! More on travel and nature in the UAE: Nat Geo Goes on Tour Through the UAE. Click here to view the embedded video.

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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. The UAE Environment Ministry has come up with a six-part plan to enhance water security and stem the rising tide of water consumption. The UAE recently announced that they would be sticking by plans to build four nuclear reactors by 2017 to ensure they meet rising demands for electricity.

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UAE & Saudi Seek Whopping $1 billion for Solar

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This project is not related to either the UAE’s other solar energy developments, including the impressive Shams 1 CSP plant , or Saudi’s ambitious intention to spend up to $100 billion to lift itself out of the ranks as one of the less solarized Middle Eastern nations. Two of the top four oil-producing OPEC members , Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, have joined forces in a push to secure $1 billion in funding for Middle East solar-power , Bloomberg reports.

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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. ” Hearing that Masdar City – once a place filled with so much hope and expectation for a completely environmentally-friendly ethos – is now backtracking on its promises, will be hard to stomach for the UAE.

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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. McDonalds UAE Managing Director Rafic Fakih noted that all of the food giant’s vehicles will also be powered by the biodiesel produced from its recycled vegetable oil. UAE To Cut Electricity Output, Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

The UAE unveils plans to send the first Arab spaceship to Mars by 2021

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But Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE vice president and ruler of Dubai, recently confirmed that this is about to change with news that the United Arab Emirates is planning to send a spaceship to Mars by 2021. Al Maktoum said in a statement that the agency will be responsible for “organizing the mission, developing the UAE’s aerospace sector, and maximizing the contribution of space industries to the national economy,” writes The Verge.

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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. Marie Antoinette has nothing on wealthy Arab clients who commissioned a cake commemorating their daughter’s combo birthday and engagement party. The confection whipped up by a British dress designer cost a whopping $74 million USD. That’s a lot of bread for a cake. Granted it’s big.

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Traffic Accidents Increase in the UAE During Ramadan

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Residents of the UAE say there are always more accidents during Ramadan, both because people are rushing and because the fast from sunrise to sunset can make them tired, especially in the heat. “I I tell my students that they should drive carefully and buckle their seat belts,” Ahmed el-Hussein, a professor of political science at the UAE University told The Media Line. Police say Ramadan and Bad Driving Habits to Blame.

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Green Education in the UAE, Business is Booming

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The Bee’ah School of Environment ( BSOE ), an education initiative created by a UAE-based environmental and waste management company, recently announced it is expanding its networks in the eastern and central region of Sharjah, engaging with 160,000 students in over 200 schools. The BSOE envisions an expansion of this initiative, hoping to spread throughout the UAE, with the support of both the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Environment and Water.

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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). Google, bastion of cool-tech, has gone Throwback Thursday in a major way – resorting to camels to capture its latest addition to Google Maps. Thanks to their “camel-cam”, you can now explore Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Oasis exactly as the Bedouin have done for centuries, without leaving home.

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New Environmental Exhibit Inspires Hope for UAE’s Future

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In 2007, the UAE became the third country in the word, after Switzerland and Japan, to work with WWF on an Ecological Footprint Initiative. And the WWF judged the UAE to be the world’s most environmentally wasteful country on the planet 12 years running, a rank it only recently lost to Qatar and Kuwait earlier in 2012. If all of the world’s inhabitants lived like citizens of the UAE, we would require 5.4 Water is another huge environmental issue facing the UAE.

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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. Published weekly by the Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Sadiyaty Magazine is an Arabic-language market leader which will hopefully succeed in setting a greener trend in the UAE. ” Perhaps this lamp will soon adorn the large spaces of some homes in the UAE. :: Sanserif Creatius.

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. . The UAE’s groundwater was deposited 10,000 years ago during the last ice age.

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Gourmet Camel-Milk Chocolate To Be Manufactured in the UAE

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Camel milk chocolate sounds good. The only problem is getting enough milk. We’ve given 6 reasons to drink camel’s milk, one of which is that it’s delicious. Exploiting a local source of rich milk, Dubai’s Camelicious company makes pralines and chocolate bars made with camel milk touted as gourmet treats in the United Arab Emirates. Made under the label Al Nassma, the exotic confections may be appearing in Europe and the US soon.

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Green Prophet Wants to Meet All The UAE Eco-Peeps

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I will be speaking at the Al Ittihad boy’s school, who are participating in our first ever eco-blogging competition, visiting Masdar, visiting with the UAE’s Most Innovative Design Couple , touring Sir Bani Yas Island, and meeting various eco-savvy businesses, designers, and hopefully government officials throughout the UAE. More About Tafline and the UAE: Must It Be “The End of the Line&# For Fish? Competition: Calling all future UAE Eco-Bloggers.

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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&#. Sleek, green and probably expensive ; GM’s extended range ELR will soon be coming off assembly lines.

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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? At a time when many nations are sharply curtailing nuclear power plans in response to the Japanese crisis, Australia’s government is formalizing the first steps towards selling uranium to the United Arab Emirates, in a deal being negotiated by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who is now Foreign Affairs Minister.

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Bio-diesel made from food in oil-rich UAE

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Middle East is a region where car is king and fuel is cheap, often leaving little incentive to find more environmentally-friendly ways of moving around. But this year, as protests across the Middle East have pushed up the price of oil, the issue of finding alternative sources of fuel has come into sharp focus.

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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. Founding director of Property Development at the Masdar Initiative, Khaled Awad claims that fuel and water subsidies preclude meaningful sustainable development.

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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. More on overfishing in the United Arab Emirates: Despite Ban, the UAE Remains Market Hub for Shark Fins. UAE Divers Organization Says: “Stop Buying Shark Fins and Shark Fin Soup&#.

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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. Following the recent shocking incident where a pregnant hammerhead female shark and its forty-five pups were found dead at a fish market in Dubai, we decided to delve a little deeper into the murky business of shark fishing and fining in the United Arab Emirates.

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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. Bahrain as the ninth worst offender in terms of the environmental impact it has on the planet, per head of population.

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. AME recently reported that the Ministry of Environment and Water has stipulated that “biodegradable&# plastic bags manufactured in the UAE have to be certified by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA).